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post #1 of 4 Old 08-05-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Can't decide on tires! Any suggestions?

Hey all, I am trying to decide what tires to get as it is time for a new set. I am looking at Michelin Pilot Power Pures and 2CT's, also Pirelli Diablos. I want a Z rated tire. I mainly drag so turning is not a selling point, but I ride on the street every day so it needs to be good for that too. But I ride hard and fast (lol) so I need a tire that can handle it. I also can't decide what size to go with, 200/50/17, 190/50/17 etc.. Any advice would be awesome, thank you!
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Michelin power one or the newer power cup 190/50 will do good dry weather riding and is the best profile for drag racing just drop the pressure to as low as you feel comfortable with,dont expect to get 1000s of miles out of them though.
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Hi, i run pilot road 3 on the front and pilot power pure 200/50/17 on the rear, there is hardly and difference in size between the 200 /190 i have measured them !!, i aint no rossi and dont do track .. i just like the softer option on the rear but as i often get caught in the rain ( it is the UK after all ) i feel happier with the rain abilities of the road 3 on the front , in my opinion Michelin are by far the best

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if you want longevity for the street.. Road 2s.. but since you are in Wash state.. I would say the Road 3s

but if you are gonna drag on the same tires you daily ride on..??

good friggin luck !!

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