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post #1 of 10 Old 09-13-2001, 05:30 AM
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Can someone recommend a good tires, I have 1600 miles on my dunlop's and they are almost to the steel in the back. I ride hard but come on 1600 miles? is this normal?

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-13-2001, 08:48 AM
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Welcome to the world of High Pref. M/C'ing ! I was changing

them every 2k , a good friend of mine rides a zx-9r and he's

getting alittle more , high speed riding on hot surfaces

really eats them up.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-13-2001, 12:54 PM
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Metzler MEZ seem to last a hole lot longer and are just as sticky.

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-13-2001, 01:05 PM
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i havent heard any one getting milage out of metzlers

post #5 of 10 Old 09-13-2001, 09:01 PM
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So is there nothing I can do about this? Should I just stick with the Dunlop's?

post #6 of 10 Old 09-13-2001, 09:34 PM
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i have brigstone 010's 7500 miles and still have useable tread on the rear they are gr8 tires i got 3200 miles out of the oem 207's

post #7 of 10 Old 09-14-2001, 11:46 AM
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i fitted a set of Michelin Pilot Sport HPX's a few weeks ago and have so far clocked up just over 1000 miles. so far they are wearing really well. they suit the 12 superbly, and are by far the grippiest and quickest steering tyres that i've tried so far...recommended!

post #8 of 10 Old 09-15-2001, 01:46 PM
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Michelin Pilot Race tires work very well..once they heat up!

The rubber is sticky but doesn't wear as quickly as the dunlops. (Maybe the Pilots just have deeper tread on the tire!?!)

post #9 of 10 Old 09-16-2001, 12:29 AM
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Hey Yoks,

The only thing to do is let me ride it.



If you slap the fat, you ride the wave.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-18-2001, 03:41 PM
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These tires are the Standard Race Compound.

(*Not Race Soft*)

Front 120/70ZR17 ->$125 each

Rear 180/55ZR17 ->$135 each

+actual shipping charges from zip code 35802

Michelin will introduce a slightly different tread pattern next year, so I won't be needing these.

If anyone is interested in multiple sets?? I've got plenty <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

Email: [email protected]

& if anyone wonders??? They fit & work well on the 12 & busa.


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