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May 30, 2003, 01:46 PM

What is a good brand for Tires... on a Honda CBR 600F3, currently I have a Dunlop on front and rear, but the rear is smooth as ice no treads at all.....I'm looking to replace that but need advice on what is a good performance tire.


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I use Michelin pilots.... I like them alot...
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I agreee...I like the pilot sports over the dunlops


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I've heard that you really should be careful about mixing and matching tires. I think it has something to do with different profiles, different compounds, etc. I'd probably try to stick with the same tire brand and probably even model front and rear. Of course, I'm a bit of a hypocrite because (after much research ) I went with a BT010/BT020 set up on my VFR and am happy with it so far.
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I'm putting some SportTec M-1s on my SV tomorrow, so I'll let you know what I think of them after Monday.
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About two weeks ago I got a front Michelin Pilot mounted on my Superhawk. Had to ride it home in the rain. Felt good for a new tire on wet pavement. These guys have a 2 tire special. Ordered mine on a Monday and they arrived on Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.tireexpress.com/acb/showp...ctGroup_ID=162

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Pilot Sports Definately!!!!!!!!!


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thanks for the info..........i went ahead and settled with the dunlops 208 we'll see how they ride......


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thanks for the info..........i went ahead and settled with the dunlops 208 we'll see how they ride......
Good choice. Like asses and elbows, so are tire opinions. Everyone's got 'em. Dave's right about different tires and profiles. A 180 rear Dunlop will measure differently than the same size Pirelli, Michelin, or whatever. I ran Pirellis on my racebike for a year. Then switched back to Dunlop (mainly because I preferred the squirmy feedback of the Dunlops at a race pace). The Dunlop front was taller than the Pirelli, and the rear was shorter, noticeably. My bike was steering a hair too quickly on the Pirellis. Switching to Dunlop was an easy way to raise the front end and lower the rear to slow down the steering characteristics. But Pirellis are great race tires. I could have also dropped the forks a hair in the triple clamp, or lowered the rear ride height. Plus, one company's race tire might be fantastic, while their street tires still haven't evolved, and vice versa. Even riding style can play a role.

The point? You never know how a particular tire is going to act on your bike. But there are hundreds of bike mag articles on the subject. I'm betting you'll be thrilled with the 208's. But who knows? Be careful, and always check your pressures before you ride. That's my 2 cents.

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thanks for the info..........i went ahead and settled with the dunlops 208 we'll see how they ride......
Good choice. Like asses and elbows, so are tire opinions. Everyone's got 'em. Dave's right about different tires and profiles. A 180 rear Dunlop will measure differently than the same size Pirelli, Michelin, or whatever. I ran Pirellis on my racebike for a year. Then switched back to Dunlop (mainly because I preferred the squirmy feedback of the Dunlops at a race pace). The Dunlop front was taller than the Pirelli, and the rear was shorter, noticeably. My bike was steering a hair too quickly on the Pirellis. Switching to Dunlop was an easy way to raise the front end and lower the rear to slow down the steering characteristics. But Pirellis are great race tires. I could have also dropped the forks a hair in the triple clamp, or lowered the rear ride height. Plus, one company's race tire might be fantastic, while their street tires still haven't evolved, and vice versa. Even riding style can play a role.

The point? You never know how a particular tire is going to act on your bike. But there are hundreds of bike mag articles on the subject. I'm betting you'll be thrilled with the 208's. But who knows? Be careful, and always check your pressures before you ride. That's my 2 cents.

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Good choice stickin with the dunlops....thats what i have and i love 'em

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