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Old 02-20-2011, 03:40 PM
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Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but I'm about to order a new set of PP2CTs and saw that our bikes use 55-ZR17 and I found 55-17 tires, is there a difference between

180/55-ZR17

and

180/55-17

Does the ZR make a difference or is it the same thing?

Thanks guys
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:01 PM
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Most of the time those letters in front of that number means the type of sidewall used on the tire. Typically, most people ignore it. I may also be wrong here, but I think ZR means it's a sportier tire.

These are what I just put on my bike for daily riding:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FKNN70
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FKLJ26
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:56 PM
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the z is the speed rating (up to 150mph) the r just means radial...witch all tires now are radial...unless you go vintage and get bias ply...

in other words they are the same... if they are the same type of tire...pp2ct...those are zr..
just the person typing it in over looked it or got lazy...lol...

i still believe michelin makes the best tires out... but i don't test tires and have not tried all the tires out there....
 

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yea ull be fine with those tires, those are what ive rode for 2 or 3 years now. i love them. i just ordered mine last night. dont know where ur ordering from but motorcyclesuperstore and cheapcycleparts both have them w free shipping for about $225 at either one
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:46 PM
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Awesome, thanks a lot for the replies guys. I'm currently running the Battlax BT-003 front and rear but thought I'd switch to the PP2CT's.

@G3NESYS- I'm actually ordering off of motorcyclesuperstore! I've checked out a few places like kneedraggers, and revzilla, but I haven't found any places that have them as cheap as MCS does.

Stoked for the new riding season!!
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by FoCoCBR View Post
Stoked for the new riding season!!
yea me too. got my tax check, spent a quarter of it on the truck and a quarter on the bike lol. we hit the 50s a couple time here last week and it was killing me to not be able to ride. its gonna pretty much be cold all of next week and idk about the week after that, hopefull ill get the parts this week, have them on this weekend and be prepared on the next warm day lol
 
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:38 PM
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yea me too. got my tax check, spent a quarter of it on the truck and a quarter on the bike lol. we hit the 50s a couple time here last week and it was killing me to not be able to ride. its gonna pretty much be cold all of next week and idk about the week after that, hopefull ill get the parts this week, have them on this weekend and be prepared on the next warm day lol
Hah that's awesome! Yea here in Colorado its been pretty much the same, a few days of teaser weather followed by freezing weather the following weeks. But it'll clear up soon and everyone should be back on 2 wheels in no time.

P.S

If you haven't picked up your tires yet, 303cycle has some really good deals on tire sets. All of their prices are actually cheaper than motorcyclesuperstore, free shipping too. Since they're local here in Colorado I'll probably just buy from them, and have them mount them at the special rate. You should check them out
 
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:09 PM
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Theres no such thing as a non-ZR rated pilot series motorcycle tire, they just didn't include that info in the listing.
 
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