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    Im looking into gettin a new set of tires, what should I get? Right now I have the Dunlop 208s......But Im lookin at maybe getting some Pirelli diablo corsas but I thinks thats a little over kill for me seein how its a race replica tire for ultra preformace......I don't know.....I just want tires that will last a good while and will hold up nicely. My bike is my only transportation so the tires will get a lot of use. Any help would be great. Thanks.


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    Pilot Powers

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    thanks clayton

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    Michelin Pilot Power.. 'nuff said..

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    In the past, i've gotten the most miles out of Dunlops, i always liked the 208's and even like the 218's that came on my R1. I got 7k on my R1, still on the stock tires tho they need replacing in the spring. They're mostly commute miles also so there is a bit of a flatspot

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    Powers x 3 ...cubed you might say.

    Got 'em, love 'em.

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    I have Diablo Corsa's...I think they're great...I wouldn't say you'd get many miles out of them, but they're nice and sticky!

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    I too am pondering witch tire.. It is down to the Diablo Corsa's or Pilot Powers..

    If your not really riding hard, and ussing it for a lot of commuting you may want to think of the dual compound Bridgestone BT010's I think they are?? or the BT020 ??? something along that line? You will get a lot of mileage on them and still have a great responce when taking in some twisties! Probably cheaper also!

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    only tires i've ridden on are 207's and Metz M1's.... i'll throw in a vote for the M1's. i've done two track days on em & about 5k miles... i'm sure they'll last me another track day or two & another 3-5k, but we'll see... in my opinion and from what i've read, they're a great "bang for the buck" & all around SS tire.

    If you're just gonna use them for transportation i wouldn't get the Powers... they're awfully pricey, aren't they?

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    can someone explain/expand upon the Powers'.....why so much press? never heard of em...

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    Now is the time to purchase tires! The prices ussually drop over the winter months. They have already dropped. I was checking prices on-line and might be placing my order with in the next week.

    the best prices I ussually find is on
    www.mawonline.com

    But it vary's between what brand your looking for and shipping costs.

    Other places I look:

    www.parts411.com

    www.chaparral-racing.com/

    I have found a few other tire online sites, but the prices are way more than what I always find between these three...

    Any body ever try these Cheng Shin, or Maxxis tires? I thought I heard of Cheng Shin is a really good tire from Japan???

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    Cheng Shin and Maxxis is the same Chinese tire company.

    They are produced in Taiwan.

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