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Old 09-26-2011, 10:09 AM
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Hello i have a 2005 cbr f4i with 14,xxx miles. I bought it with 10Kmiles. i currently have Michellen Pilot tires on now front/back. Well my rear IS showing wires, and i am in need of a rear tire,front is still good. My buddy said he could get me the same tire for $120, is this a good deal? I want to stick with the 180 tire, what other brands are good to get beside the Mich/pilot. I mostly do city driving and highway driving, commute to work. I love taking turns but im no knee dragger (YET). This is only my second season with my bike, and i want to do all maintenance over winter so im ready to ride next spring. So my ? is i need info on tires, and i did search but i want my own thread to come back to when i need info. What is every one running? Thanks to all in advance...Chris
 
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:09 AM
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Bump, any helpers out there.thx
 
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:38 PM
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I had Pilot Powers on my bike when I bought it, but they were pretty worn so I bought new tires within a couple weeks. I went with Pilot Power 2CTs. They have been great tires. They are a dual compound tire with softer rubber on the edges for better grip but still have decent tire life. I got my last set (front & rear) for $215 shipped last winter.

I've had no experience with any other tire, but I'm sure there are many quality tires out there for a reasonable price.
 
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:17 PM
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If your bike is mainly used as a commuter you'd be better off with the Pilot Road tires instead of the Pilot Powers. They are also dual compound but intended to give a little longer life span at the expense of ultimate grip. I've also had good experience with Avon tires, good grip, good mileage, and they come with a road hazard warranty so if you pick up a nail they will replace your tire and only charge a small fee, depending on how many miles you've put on the tire. Much cheaper than paying full price for a new tire.
 
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Pilot Road 2/3 and equivalents from other manufacturers are gonna give you Pilot Power-like grip on the sides with a longer lasting compound in the middle. Usually a pretty pricey tire but well worth it for commuting. They usually have really good wet performance as well.

If you want more outright grip and do more hard riding than commuting or have money to spend on tires, there are a bajillion hyper-sport options and are often cheaper than sport touring rubber. Dunlop Q2s go for around $200 a set for example and although the power 2cts are a bit dated, they are still an upgrade over the powers and can be had for cheap.
 
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:18 PM
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is it nessacery to stay with same tires uall around? my front is a mich pilot but is still good. Does it matter?
 
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My 2 cents is to just replace both tires at the same time.

It will provide peace of mind and will feel a lot better.

BTW what pilot tires are they? Pilot power? Pilot Pure?
 
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:49 PM
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i believe power..
 
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Originally Posted by CBR300 View Post
i believe power..
Double-check - if they are pilot pures they havent been made for like 10 years. If thats the case replace them immediately.
 
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A good and inexpensive sport-touring tire is the ContiMotion.
Got it $103 shipped
 

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