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Post by big tall dave » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:03 am

Anyone using Sport Touring tires on their bike? I'm getting tired of replacing my 'Sport' rear every 2000-3000 miles and was prob gonna try a Bridgestone T-30. I'm not a knee-dragger anymore (too old and too fat. Lol) but I love the twistys and lean my bike over whenever I can. I recently read that 90% of street riders never use the full potential of a full sport tire anyway.

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Re: ST Tires

Post by McDirty » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:41 am

If your looking for an inbetween the s21s are "hypersport" tire that will do 4500 miles to a rear

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Re: ST Tires

Post by mrossk » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:01 am

I'm on my 2nd rear and first front of the Metzeler Road Tec 01. Got 7k miles on the rear. Feedback and ride quality is good, hard to out ride them on the street at less than intense speeds. Rear seems to square off more than I'd like, but pretty inevitable I think.

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Post by Gimlet » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:07 am

I use Roadtec 01s as well but on an 1190 Adv and the grip both wet and dry is outstanding for a sports touring tyre.
I'm only on my second rear, the first was cut short by an irreparable puncture so I'm not sure about the mileage but I don't think I'm going to get close to 7K. 4 perhaps. But even so that's a lot better than a sports tyre. I struggle to get 2K out of an rear M7RR on my Superduke.

The 01s have a reasonably sporty profile too. I can scrape my toe on the 1190 before I'm on the edge. If you're not a knee scraper but still like to chuck it about a bit they should be ideal. Yes they do seem a little prone to squaring, more so than the M7RRs bizarrely. If you're into straight line antics on the Duke they might not be ideal, but then not much will. But for mixed riding they should be fine.

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Post by mrossk » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:56 pm

perhaps the reason I got so many miles out of my rear is that I live at high altitude (7000 feet =2133 meters) and so my bike is down 30+ hp??

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Re: ST Tires

Post by ridergary » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:52 pm

I am hoping the new Dunlop Q3plus that i'm riding on now will get me 5000 miles instead of the 3500-4000 miles that I was getting on the old Q3's. They advertise 20% more mileage.

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Re: ST Tires

Post by big tall dave » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:40 am

ridergary wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:52 pm
I am hoping the new Dunlop Q3plus that i'm riding on now will get me 5000 miles instead of the 3500-4000 miles that I was getting on the old Q3's. They advertise 20% more mileage.
Yeah, tried the Q3's. Good feel with great grip but I only got about 3000miles from the rear.
I bought the T30's so I'll let you know what they're like after I use up my current Pilot Power 2CT rear.
I got a set of Dunlop Pilot Power RS's for another bike so I'll update on those too.

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Re: ST Tires

Post by Joe1290 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:13 pm

big tall dave wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:40 am
I got a set of Dunlop Pilot Power RS's for another bike so I'll update on those too.
You may want to check the manufacturer on those Power RS's, cause my one's a Michelin. ;)

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Re: ST Tires

Post by big tall dave » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:06 pm

Joe1290 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:13 pm
big tall dave wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:40 am
I got a set of Dunlop Pilot Power RS's for another bike so I'll update on those too.
You may want to check the manufacturer on those Power RS's, cause my one's a Michelin. ;)
Yup. Lol. 'Michelin' Pilot Power RS's. Thanks.

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Re: ST Tires

Post by steve59 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:11 pm

I put pr4's on my sdr and was satisfied with the grip but ripped the sidewall before i could get an idea of wear. i have gotten 7-9000 miles on the pr4 tires on heavier bikes like the k1600gtl and 2300 r3 standard
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Post by Volvor » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:30 pm

I’ve been using Michelin pilot power 3, and now am using pilot power 4’s. I am very happy with the way the bike handles. I do a lot of commuting, which is exway and some city. Weekend and early night riding on curvy rough country roads. The tires hold up really good, 5-6k miles, which in my experience is the best I’ve found. I really like the two compound tire durometer of the rear, makes sense and seems to work really well.


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Re: ST Tires

Post by Joe1290 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:31 pm

Volvor wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:30 pm
I’ve been using Michelin pilot power 3, and now am using pilot power 4’s.
You sure you're not meaning Pilot Road 3/4? Pilot Power 4 will never be a reality as it's call the Power RS.

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Post by Volvor » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:16 pm

Joe1290 wrote:
Volvor wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:30 pm
I’ve been using Michelin pilot power 3, and now am using pilot power 4’s.
You sure you're not meaning Pilot Road 3/4? Pilot Power 4 will never be a reality as it's call the Power RS.
You are correct, my mistake Pilot Road 4


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Re: ST Tires

Post by Clogan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am

Anybody ever try Shinko tires? I ran them on my last 3 bikes, and liked them a great deal. In terms of cents per mile, they were unbeatable.

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Re: ST Tires

Post by Spiff » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:52 am

Clogan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am
Anybody ever try Shinko tires? I ran them on my last 3 bikes, and liked them a great deal. In terms of cents per mile, they were unbeatable.
My father has used Shinko, and thought they were fine, but I wouldn't use them on an sdr. Performance bikes deserve performance rubber.

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Re: ST Tires

Post by Joe1290 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:45 am

Clogan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am
Anybody ever try Shinko tires? I ran them on my last 3 bikes, and liked them a great deal. In terms of cents per mile, they were unbeatable.
I tried a Shinko Apex 010 on the rear of the SDR. Sport tyre with ok grip, but longevity in the toilet I wouldn't be in a hurry to try another.

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Post by big tall dave » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:08 pm

Clogan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am
Anybody ever try Shinko tires? I ran them on my last 3 bikes, and liked them a great deal. In terms of cents per mile, they were unbeatable.
I’ve never tried their tires in particular, but I did try some off shore tires on one of my work trucks even though everyone told me not to. They were ok, but like Joe1290 said, their longevity was lacking.
When it comes to certain things like tires, timing belts, wheel bearings etc, you get what you pay for IMO.

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Post by Volvor » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:23 pm

I put a set on an 06 K1200R, 2k miles and the rear was gone.


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Post by Clogan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:55 pm

Volvor wrote:I put a set on an 06 K1200R, 2k miles and the rear was gone.


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I got the similar miles and performance out of Shinkos (Ravens and Verges) on my C-14 Concours as I did Michelins and Avons..and at less than half the price. Can't remember now, but one (Ravens or Verges) was slightly longer-lasting than the other.

Edit to add: checked price today, and Shinkos can be had for the SDGT for less than $200 for both front and rear together.

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Post by steve59 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:29 pm

The shops here get $75 to change the tire on a bike I ride in so longer lasting tires will pay for themselves. We do have a guy locally that will change tires for $25 if I bring the wheel in, but i'm the guy that would get in a hurry and knock the bike off the stand working on it so anything more entailed than oil changes, air filters, or bolt on acc's goes in.
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