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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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***give me your opinion on tires***

so with only 200 miles I'm thinking of replacing my Bridgestone BT-021 with something more sticky like the Bridgestone BT-16 or the Michelin Pilot Power CT2............what you think?........I'm a agressive street rider and plan on taking the FZ8 to my local track this summer not to race but for some practice laps with friends.....
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 03:58 PM
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You'll love the Michelin Pilot Powers.
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My plan is to throw on a set of Michelin Pilot's but I can wait. I have a tad over 2500 on my stockers and should get about 7 off them. The Pilots are only going to last about 3.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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I'm only doing it so soon because have a friend that wants to buy my BT-021's for 200 bucks and I can get the Mich power CT-2 here at local dealer for 253 installed

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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so I got my first ride in today on the new Michelin Pilot Powers, they feel great, the weather was on the cool side so I didnt push them to hard, and there a bit greasey but they seem to scrub in quick and heat up fast,
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I was forced into the Michelin's Pilot Powers by way of a nail in the Bridgestone's. No real complaints, although there's already a non-penetrating slice in my Michelin's from a warm tire meeting hard glass or something on the nasty Miami roadways.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 09:16 AM
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Yep, The BT021s Are Almost Useless in The Cold. Just Good For Straight Up Commuting. You Push A Little Hard On An Off Ramp, And My Speedway Days Came Into Play, Only To The Right Instead Of The Left Turn, Xed Up And Rear Tire Sideways Draggin My Right Foot Around For 15 Feet.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 03:04 PM
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The way i see it if you can sell em for 200, and get new rubber for 253 installed your spending 50 buks there's no debate there!

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 09:27 AM
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For the street the best tires I found were the Michelin Pilot Road 2. Super grippy wet or dry, and very durable. Since I tried these tires a few years ago I never put anything else on my bikes, just love em that much (And I've tried BT021s, Metz Sportec M3 (good but melt like snow in the sun).
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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Pilot powers, 2ct and road 2 are all good tires. We sell a ton and the price is good for the quality. Just decide if you want mileage or grip you cant have both! Although I like a power rear and a 2ct front there the same tread just different compounds.
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