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Old 05-13-2008, 08:31 AM
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New tire

I got a new tire yesterday. The bike handles so much better. It is amazing how bad it gets and you don't notice till you get a new tire. I just wish the damn things would last longer. It seems like I put a tire on every oil change. That is a very expensive maintenance regiment.

Anyways It rides so nice. I am going to change the oil and put the new chain on tonight then it should be all brand new again.

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Old 05-13-2008, 10:40 AM
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i'm a fan of new tires! hurray for grip! what kind do u run?
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:20 AM
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Same tires.

Pilot Power 2ct 190x50x17's

They don't last as long but they sure feel good on the road.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:09 PM
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Same tires.

Pilot Power 2ct 190x50x17's

They don't last as long but they sure feel good on the road.
Isn't it a liter bike?

shouldn't it be running 55?
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:38 PM
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Ya it is a liter bike but it runs 50 by default. I just decided to stick with it.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:46 PM
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i still get boggled by the site of 190 tires.

how many miles per set til you slap on a new set?
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:56 PM
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whats boggling about them?

how many miles you get out of a set depends on what you are doing. casual street riding you will see 7-8k easy on the rear with a good 3-4k more on the front probably. toss some wheelies in there, a couple rides with that lostscruz guy or a few track days and they last about an oil change...
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:24 PM
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I don't track mine I still get an oil change out of mine. Mine do sling rubber though when it gets hot. I think the tires are too soft for hot cement, but nothing grips like them. I guess I will complain about the short usage for the performance. I guess when I get tired of paying the money I will slow down a little on the twisties.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:45 PM
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you might look into a set of dumplops. the only thing i dont like about them is they are like big wheel tires when cold. once warmed up tho they grip quite well and seem to last a bit longer than my pilots do. i refuse to run em up here tho cuz its always cold in the morning and i got sick of spinning up the rear every single time i got on the bike.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:12 PM
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:13 AM
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you might look into a set of dumplops. the only thing i dont like about them is they are like big wheel tires when cold. once warmed up tho they grip quite well and seem to last a bit longer than my pilots do. i refuse to run em up here tho cuz its always cold in the morning and i got sick of spinning up the rear every single time i got on the bike.
Quit bragging about how much hp the tard puts down.

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Old 05-14-2008, 10:39 AM
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actually i run d208s... errrr qualifiers on the tard. i spin them up on purpose.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:14 PM
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Isn't it a liter bike?

shouldn't it be running 55?
the previous hondas used 190/50.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:34 PM
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+1 on the 2Ct's. I had some stock dunlops or something on my R6 when I got it and it was horrible. After a lot of badgering by my buddies I laid down the cash for the a set and I'll never go to anything else.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:34 AM
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That's how I feel about Corsa III's. Good stuff.
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