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This is the first bike that i have had ( apart from the HDs ) that i haven't had Diablo's on. The reason is it had Pilot's on when i got it and i must say i like them a lot. A set of new boots are due soon and was wondering what you guys were using.
 

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I love the Pilot Powers! However, it has crossed my mind to try out some sport tour tires. :eek: Maybe Avons or Pirellis if I ever go the ST route. But it will be hard to give up the Pilot Powers! ;D
 

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i like bridgestone 020's, they last longer than most ive had. And ive had alot of tires.

i want to try some avon sport touring tires next. Ive even used avon distanzia tires on the speed triple, good for riding on gravel roads or crossing a continent in the gravel.
 
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I am in the same boat. I am thinking about going with the Continental Road Attacks. They supposedly warm up faster, and I don't ride the track. What do you think?
 

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DwarF said:
I am in the same boat. I am thinking about going with the Continental Road Attacks. They supposedly warm up faster, and I don't ride the track. What do you think?
Monkeyhanger likes 'em. Send him a pm and ask his thoughts.
 

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Have pilot powers front and rear,when i had my 98 Daytona used to run pilot power front and pilot road rear and the back never felt like it wanted to let go,used to squeeze about 10,000 km's out of the rear.Going to give that a go on speedy next,which is very soon.
Bucket ;D
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Have not heard of the power 2CT,would be interesting to find out about them as i love the powers.
 

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I've got the pilot roads on and they hold just fine for my riding.  I was told that they are just as sticky as the pilot powers, but take more time to warm up.  According to MY basic tire knowledge that doesn't make much sense.  A sticky tire has a softer compound that wears faster and a longer milage tire has a harder tread compound.  I like michelin tires, they don't cut corners anywhere in thier construction. A bit pricey usually, but worth the money.
 

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I was thinking about the pilot 2CT's when I need new skins...which will be sooner than i had hoped I think. So far, I haven't seen the 2CT's for sale anywhere, but haven't been looking hard either. If I have trouble finding them I'll go with the Continental Road Attacks I think.

I have many straight roads and very few curves, so I'm gettin chicken strips in a hurry. If you've never been to the midwest farm country, all of our roads are laid out in nice symmetrical grid patterns. :( All of my good riding so far has involved travelling into Western KY to get some lean angle.
 

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I have Pirelli Super Corsa Pro's same tyre a 675.
MAde steering a little slower than stock michilens but a little ride hight ajustment fixed that.
Grip is much better and profile of the rear allows bigger lean angles.
Don't know or care about milage.


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After the Pilot Powers are fragged I'll prob go back to the Diablo Stradas.... Great wear and very good grip IMO.
 

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I replaced my rear with a Dunlop D208. I like it alot, and it's got about 80% of the tread left after 2000 miles. Front is almost ready, and I'll put a Dunlop up front, too.

I like it best because Dunlop recently replaced the 208 with the Qualifier, so 208s are cheap while still available. About $105 for the rear, $75 for the front. My local dealer bought about 800 tires from the distributor in December - he's got about 400 left. I know some don't like Dunlop, but they've always been good for me. :horse:
 

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Anyone got the new pilot power 2CT duel compounds?
I just ordered a set. I think Devi has used them. Will be very interested to see how they work & wear.

How many people replace their tires as a complete set? I know the fronts always have some tread left but I've had handling problems with partially worn fronts. I got a flat section at about a 40 degree lean angle and the bike always wanted to fall into that angle or stand back up, nothing in between. Very disconcerting. In this case, I'm going to replace both just because I'm getting the 2CT and don't want to mix tire types, even closely related types.
 
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