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Post  Sloth_27 on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 11:35 am

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Can anyone with feedback about the different tyres they've run on their bikes post some info here. I dragged 6000km out of the originals but should've chucked them at 5000km. They seem to go good then all of the sudden start falling apart...

I put on a set of Michelin pilot road 2's (front and back) and they seem pretty good. Unfortunately I already got a puncture after only about 1000km and had to get it repaired. It was a big hole (part of a hacksaw blade went through the rear) and the repair job is good but it losses a few PSI each week.
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Post  Big Al on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 10:45 am

Hi all!
I've bin offered a set of Dunlop Qualifier for $399 fitted any one used em or know of em?
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Post  Saikhan on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 6:17 pm

No, I haven't used them. But that is a very good price. My Angel STs were 598 fitted. But worth every cent IMO.
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Post  Dekenai on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 6:22 pm

Haven't used them, but understand that they are much favored by the track day boys. Not sure how long they would last on a heavy big bore like the Bandit but at the right price I would give them a go, guess it would depend on how hard you run in the corners.

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Post  Cruisecontrol on Tue 31 Aug 2010, 2:09 pm

@Big Al wrote:Hi all!
I've bin offered a set of Dunlop Qualifier for $399 fitted any one used em or know of em?
Cheers!

The Qualifier is an older tyre and has pretty much been replaced by the Q2.
Ask how long they have been sitting on the shelf before you buy them.

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Post  Reardo on Fri 15 Oct 2010, 11:04 pm

Ordered my rear PR2 today, the bloke tried to tell me i should get the "Michelin Power Pure" and it was the new PR2.
Looks like he should get a new job.


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Post  reddog on Sat 16 Oct 2010, 1:31 pm

The original dunlps were rubbish. Rear destrpyed at justa touch over 3000k and the front wore as good as any other I have tried at around 7500k

Michelin PR2 9000rear 11000 front - edge grip is vague and let go a few times with my wife 2 up (long lasting and pretty good tyre, but I enjoy shiny side up too)

Bridgestone 021's 6000 rear, 8000 front - Rear is awesome and confidence inspiring, warms up pretty quick and great side grip.Good in the wet too. Front is same as any other.

I wouldn't mind running a set of Continentals next, but the 023 bridgeys sound like they are a good tyre too. Conti's are also hard to get around Bunbury, so I'll probably just go with Bridgestones.
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Post  holdenman on Sat 16 Oct 2010, 4:28 pm

I Had continenental contimotions on the bandit when i first bought it and i wouldnt recommend them. They were very vague with feedback and wasnt a reassuring tyre when going into a corner. Iam now running PR2 front and back and they are the best tyres i have ever ridden on.
Any way thats my 2c

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Post  stretch on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 8:52 am

Gotta agree with Holdenman. I had Contis on my 07 1250s when i bought it, about 75% tread on them but the front was shit. I took it off and fitted a PR2, TOTAlly different bike. It now has 10k on it and probably has another 2-3 k left. The rear has 5 k on it and wearing well.
PR2S FOR ME.

I also had a set of BT021s on an FJR1300 and were shot at 5000ks, not a S/T tyre.

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Post  step_andy on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 1:21 pm

@step_andy wrote:My original Dunlops gave up at around 4,500.
I opted for Metzelers (front and back). Bike feels and handles so much better.
Unfortunately got a puncture only 250 km in.

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I am feeling that Metzelers are near end of life (12K on the clock). So, they have lasted almost 8K and rear will have to be replaced soon.
I can feel that they have lost the grip and bike is getting harder to handle (mind you it has been very wet here in last few weeks).

Will be going for PR2.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 7:31 pm

Tossed my original Dunlops on Friday with 6,500 kms on them (not much left on the back one but probably could have nursed it to 7,000 kms if I was really desperate). Put PR2's on as a result of this forum. Nearly impossible to get in Canberra at this time. I had booked the bike in for it's 6,000 kms service three weeks ago, including the tyre change - the day before the service I rang to confirm and, of course, they said No PR2's in stock - gee, I guess as a valued customer who has had all servicings done by this dealer my PR2's were given to someone who just walked in off the street for a set. That's how to lose customers. Did some ringing around (haha, this is Canberra, not Melbourne or Sydney, so probably the phonecalls didn't even add up to $1), and one small bike shop had just received a set of PR's in the right size 30 minutes before I rang on some back order that he couldn't trace, the only PR2's he had (I probably got someone else's set - sorry!!!!!!!). Ah well, they're fitted to my bike now so all's well that end well. Very Happy
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Post  Four40 on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 7:48 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:No PR2's in stock - gee, I guess as a valued customer who has had all servicings done by this dealer my PR2's were given to someone who just walked in off the street for a set.
Did you try Tuggeranong Motorcycle Centre? They were the only shop around which had Metzelers in stock and they did have a good stock of the PR2's when I got my Z6's fitted.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 7:54 pm

No, but they were on my list. I got mine from Axle Motorcycles in Phillip as I work in that area.
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Post  Cruisecontrol on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 8:12 pm

Are Gecko still around?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 17 Oct 2010, 9:12 pm

Yep, well they were a few days back.
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Post  reddog on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 6:53 pm

Guys, I was actually thinking about Conti Road attacks. A mate has them on his FZ1 and reckons they are the business.
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Post  holdenman on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 7:26 pm

Let us no what they are like if you go ahead with them. im sure alot of others would like to know
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Post  Dink.1170 on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 6:25 am

@reddog wrote:Guys, I was actually thinking about Conti Road attacks. A mate has them on his FZ1 and reckons they are the business.
Just fitted Road Attack 2's to mine, like the way they stick and handle so far.

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Post  potatomasher on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 8:49 pm

i have the angels although the front is wearing a bit - rather more than the back actually. maybe i use too much brake and not enough throttle. i find after experimentation that its better with 39 in the front - otherwise it feels like it is going to drop into corners - theres a very strong force on the bars at lowish speed turns into the corner if u know what i mean which is a bit disconcerting

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 9:01 pm

@potatomasher wrote:theres a very strong force on the bars at lowish speed turns into the corner if u know what i mean which is a bit disconcerting
Are you still braking mate? Slow in fast out is the way.

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Post  potatomasher on Wed 20 Oct 2010, 5:53 am

no of course not - its has a very strong tendency if the front tyre is lower in pressure to start to fall as soon as there is the slightest bit of lean, and the bars really really turn hard to the left or right - do much so that it takes a bit effort to stop them - higher pressure in front tyre is perfect its similar with the rear too but not anywhere near as noticeable if the pressure in the back one is down a couple of pounds

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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 20 Oct 2010, 8:44 am

@potatomasher wrote:no of course not

Keep ya shirt on Masher Wink I wonder what the profile difference is between the Angels and PR2's. I run 38 in the front and 40 in the rear and the only time I have fealt the bars as you describe is when I've got a bit lazy or supprised and still breaking into the turn.
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Post  rolls on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 9:26 am

I've been really happy with the PR2s on the bike, so I booked in to have a new set of PR2s put on last week. When I got there they said the rear was on backorder and wouldn't be in 'till next week, but I could have Metzler roadtech Z8s for $520 fitted. Two mates (FZ1, ZX12) had recently fitted them and have been raving about them.

First 30~40km were fairly skittish, and now with 160km on them they feel comfortable and very surefooted. I'll post again after a couple of thousand ks.

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Post  Ironman on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 5:40 pm

Hey everyone,

I'm up for a set of tyres within the next 1000km. I've been happy with the stock Bridgestones they give you on the 650F but no one seems to carry them in the shops. If I change them in 1000km, that'll mean I've gotten 11,000km out of them. Around here tyres are averaging $440-$500 for a pair of Dunlop/Bridgestone/Michelin/Continental's but I have found a Suzuki Dealer has a shite load of Pirelli Diablo's in my size (120/70 & 160/60) for $362 fitted. Now these aren't the Diablo Rosso's or Corsas they are (what I'm told) the previous generation Diablo. Tread pattern looks like this . Made in Germany for what its worth.
I was told they are more of a sports bike tyre than a S.T. Opinions please - save myself $100 and run the Pirellis or spend the extra on a pair of the new BT-023's or Road Attack 2's etc??
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Post  potatomasher on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 6:35 pm

well i just had another set of angels fitted - 500 at spm at taren point. that was after 15000 and the old ones still had a bit in them too actually

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Post  xpalan on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 9:40 pm

O.K just got 8000km out of Bridgestone 023 BT ( maybe could have got another 1200km ish ) - How do you get approx 15000km out of tyres ? And yes I check Tyre pressures every Morning .
Front 36 psi and rear 38 psi (cold ), do you People stay up right all the time only ? Or are the Adelaide hills Just too much for Bike Tyres ?
(And my ride is a 2003 Bandit 1200 )
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