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Tires help - June 19, 2010, 09:43 PM

Hey guys, i was thinking bout upgrading my tires and not sure which one to pick from and what size i should get for the best handling? i have a 09 gsxr 600 and was looking at the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT - Sport/Racing Tires 120/70/17 Front & 180/55/17... uses for the tires would just be daily driving not racing or anything alryte thanks in advance for the info.


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I just put these on my 01 gsxr 750. My opinion, if you are commuting everyday, get something else. These tires are dual compound and and commuting miles will destroy the life in them. Just my .02, but a s/n they feel great in the road.


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I love the sticky BT016's that came with my Duc Monster, but I think they are too soft for the street. They are squaring off from daily riding and weekend twisties. I recommend trying the 2CT's. That's what I'm fitting next. Had them on my R1 before I went 100% track with it and switched to race tires.


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I just use the regular pilot powers and get good life out of them.


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Anyone ever used the Pirelli Diablo 3 zone compound? It's their answer to 2CT.


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...but what size do you guys recommend? should i use the stock size or ...


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...but what size do you guys recommend? should i use the stock size or ...
ya stay with stock size, bigger the tire harder it is on twisties


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ya stay with stock size, bigger the tire harder it is on twisties
arlyte sound good...btw are u still at NVCC?


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On the track too?


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Whatever tire you choose, I would find two levels of tire pressures for track & street riding. That will make the biggest difference on tire wear.


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I find pilot powers to be a good track day tire for B group as well. Especially on cold or wet surfaces without tire warmers.


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Pilot power 2 ct or pilot pure.


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If you've got plenty of money a full on sport tire is nice to have. But commuting will square it off quickly and introduce odd handling in short order so plan to replace often.

I just shod my FZ1 with Pirelli Angel ST "EMS" (extended mileage sport) tires. Ran 900 miles of twisties this weekend and was extremely impressed. Easy turn in and no tendancy to stand up if brakes need to be feathered to deal with unexpected decreasing radius corners. Hit some rain for a bit this weekend as well, and they were head and shoulders better than my BT016s in the wet.

These tires were confidence inspiring to the point that the bikes pegs were touching down without feeling like I was pushing the tire to it's limit.

Don't know how they will stand up in the long term but so far I give them a big thumbs up for a real world street tire.

Edit to add: If you go this route I recomend running fairly high pressure. It will increase tire life. This tire is designed to stick without running the low pressures often seen with modern sport tires. I ran 36lbs in the front and 40lbs in the rear and had zero traction issues.

Can it go head to head in an all out performace test with a new sport tire? Of course not. But unless you're trying to loft the front wheel while still leaned over coming out of a turn and you are smooth it works just fine.

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