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Old 08-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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I Ride: SV1000S in the faster copper color, and a hell of a lot slower than I used to.
Yet another tire thread! Yayz! No really, I'm serious.
I cant remember what tires I had on two sets back, prolly because I'm getting so damn old. Corsa IIIs barely lasted 3000 miles. I can't afford new tires every 3K miles! I had Erik's minions throw some Rosso IIs on. Loved the feel. But they are showing cord after barely 4500 miles. Now I haz a sad, was hoping for considerably more.

Okay, the SV is a bit tough on rear tires and I do like to get the most enjoyment possible from the torque monster it is and that doesnt help the tire last. But come on! There must be a tire that rides great AND is less wearing?

Don't need a new front so I'm torn on spending money for two new tires versus one new Corsa, depending on what I can expect. So for those who ride a big bike and ride it ... spiritedly, how you doing - Bike, tire, mileage?

And who has the best rates in PDX area to mount and balance (wheels on the bike cause I don't have stands)?

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
have you considered a sport touring tire like the Metzeler Z8 interact? They grip like hell and last a looooot longer than a normal sport tire.

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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I Ride: 2000 BRP (XR650R)
I ride a sport touring bike, my q2's made 3-4k, and like you i need a new rear tire. I did some research and the PR3's are dual compound for sport touring and by all accounts last 10-15k miles while giving great performance. every single review i read on different forums said they were more than adequate for street use and that they only would not be adequate is if you were doing a track day on them (whereas the q2 would work well on track). They also are a wet tire so a big + for the PNW

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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I Ride: 2010 R1 Vale' Edition, '86 GTR1000
read the specs on the Q2's......dual comp/wet racing tyre

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Coolest avatar I have seen in a long time! Rep.

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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I Ride: '09 Honda CBR1000RR, '95 BMW R1100GS, '98 KTM EXC 380SM
Pilot Road 3's for milage or Power Pures for more performance but good mileage. I tend to get something like 3000 miles out of my Q2's but had 5000-5500 from Pilot Pures. Haven't tried the PR's on anything but I've heard nothing but good things. If I didn't have a bike that had so much track duty I'd probably go PR3's.

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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I Ride: 2007 Moto Guzzi Norge, 1988 H-D (Project) Electra-Glide
Havent run the PR3's yet, but I have had good luck and performance with a couple of sets of PR2's. (10K plus)

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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I Ride: 2003 Copper SV1K
I have Bridgestone BT023's on my bike right now and so far so good. Even did a Taste of Racing at Pacific Racing and they are holding up great! Supposed to be comparable to the Pilot Road 2's and get 8-10K out of them. They are cheaper than the Road 2's and 3's and they are also dual compound. So far I love em!

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #9
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I Ride: SV1000s
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by Avboden View Post
have you considered a sport touring tire
this.
Or consider Shinko tires. I ran them (009's) on my 650 and they were an excellent tire, wore well and very predictable. Not sure how they'd handle the 1k, as mine currently has Q2's on it. Depending on the life I get out of the Q2's (only ~1k on them now) I may end up trying the Shinko's on it too though.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #10
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I Ride: SV1000S in the faster copper color, and a hell of a lot slower than I used to.
Thanks for the tips! While tire shopping I realized I had Conti Road Attacks on before my series of Pirellis. I think I liked them.

BT023's are cheap right now, barely more expensive than Shinkos. Think I'll order up a set.

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