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I pretty much just ride weekends or whenever I have time during the week.
just basic riding, highway, minor twisties..etc...

Any tires you would recommend?

ps. im looking for the best bang for your buck type of deal..
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If you looking for some good tires to last a long time. Bridgestone BT021....Once they are hot they work great. They are a sport touring tire b/c I ride from here to Charlotte sometimes.


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I pretty much just ride weekends or whenever I have time during the week.
just basic riding, highway, minor twisties..etc...

Any tires you would recommend?

ps. im looking for the best bang for your buck type of deal..

Ive got some takeoffs you can have if you can make it to warrenton. Centers are new, sides are ate up pretty good. Still would be a great tire for highway runnin.


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Pilot roads will get you some good mileage and work decently in the corners.
I would not go 'railing' on them though.


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Pilot roads will get you some good mileage and work decently in the corners.
I would not go 'railing' on them though.

And why not?


Bang for the buck------Shinkos $175 or less delivered. I have been very happy with them. Also just picked up a set of Angel ST's from RNR for not much more if you must have name brand. Personally I don't like the BT02XXX series but have not tried the 023's. Pilot Road 2's get great reviews but will set you back close to $300.

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Bang for the buck------Shinkos $175 or less delivered. I have been very happy with them. Also just picked up a set of Angel ST's from RNR for not much more if you must have name brand. Personally I don't like the BT02XXX series but have not tried the 023's. Pilot Road 2's get great reviews but will set you back close to $300.
is $175 for front and rear together?
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$170.20 for 120/70 and 180/55 from: Chaparral Motorsports - Motorcycle Parts, Riding Gear, Accessories

I got 8500 miles from a Raven 009 rear.

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i used to ride on sport touring, but now that i'm on 2ct tires, i will never go back


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i used to ride on sport touring, but now that i'm on 2ct tires, i will never go back
Its all preference. most of what you feel is the shape of the tire. Your whopping 100 rwhp will not over power any modern ST tire. I know my 98 rwhp and 70 lbft don't. I sure like 6000 to 8000 miles over the 3500 i got out of the last set of 014's I had.

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$170.20 for 120/70 and 180/55 from: Chaparral Motorsports - Motorcycle Parts, Riding Gear, Accessories

I got 8500 miles from a Raven 009 rear.

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Its all preference. most of what you feel is the shape of the tire. Your whopping 100 rwhp will not over power any modern ST tire. I know my 98 rwhp and 70 lbft don't. I sure like 6000 to 8000 miles over the 3500 i got out of the last set of 014's I had.

Just finished mounting, balancing and scrubbing a set of Pirelli Angel ST's on the FZ6. See how they work tomorrow.
I'm liking the Angel ST's on my FZ1.
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I'm liking the Angel ST's on my FZ1.
First ride tomorrow. $215 @ rnr I can pick them up for you and help you mount them. Don't discount the Shinko Ravens. you know how I ride. I got 8500 commuting out of the rear front look like it will go 15k
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Can get Mich. Pilot Powers for that @ Jakewilson.com. Use jw009 as a coupon code

Pilot Powers are on the clearance rack. Mileage will still be pretty low. Just say no to the Kool Aid
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I'm about 4k into a set of Angle St's.

Went through two sets of Pilot Road 2's and had the front wash out a little evry now and then. Have not had a problem with the Angle's yet and am riding more aggressively than I ever would have on the PR2's. I'm really liking these tires. Now we'll see how they wear.

I haven't worn out a set of PR2's, but had to replace them before long road trips. Have a 2 used sets in the garage with 13k on them I'm saving for commutting. Be nice if the Angles can last that long, but confidence inspires more spirited riding, and therefore I think they will wear out before then.


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Just an update.. Ended up ordering Shinko 009 ravens at a decent price IMO.
Will be having FF cycles mount them as soon as they get here, and can't wait to try them out
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