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BMXJOE76
08-05-2008, 03:04 PM
Anyone help me w/ a good tire for daily driving. I got about 50mi round trip to work. I need a long lasting tire any suggestions.

Thanks,

griffinzx10
08-05-2008, 03:19 PM
I have heard some people talk about the Pilot Road... Good grip, and good life.. But i have no personal experience with it... Give it time someone will chime in..

BobTheBiker
08-05-2008, 03:21 PM
If you're not doing any hard cornering, the Kenda K671's are EXCELLENT tires for long life. I've got a set on my bike now, and they have great grip, along with a very stable feel.

ctate
08-05-2008, 03:26 PM
+1 to what JC said.

It's a trade off. Either you get performance or Miles but I don't think there is a tire that gives both.

So on that note. I guess it really dosen't matter what kind of tire you put on.


Check out this link, you can compare tires and get a feel for a price range.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/list/1379

DeltaNu1142
08-05-2008, 03:28 PM
I have heard some people talk about the Pilot Road... Good grip, and good life.. But i have no personal experience with it... Give it time someone will chime in..
I have Pilot Roads... great improvement in turn-in over the BT020's I had before. I've had the rear on longer than the front, I dunno, 4,000 miles total? I don't push it very often. I got the Pilot Roads because of the reported mileage & they're holding up well.

Azazel
08-05-2008, 03:32 PM
Pilot Roads....great commuter tire... I have an 84 mile round trip and they lasted me a good 5 months

BMXJOE76
08-05-2008, 04:14 PM
yeah, I don't do a lot of hard core ridin but I'll check out the Pilot Roads sounds good.

moke
08-05-2008, 04:21 PM
Ever brand of tire offers a harder compound for mileage Metzlers are good but like I said they all make tires purposly for miles.

Jgennaro
08-05-2008, 04:32 PM
Pilot Roads....great commuter tire... I have an 84 mile round trip and they lasted me a good 5 months

+1....Pilot Road

HeWhoIs
08-05-2008, 04:45 PM
Personally, I like Metzler's Z6 for decent wear yet still has decent grip. In the past, I've had them on a BMW 1150RT, Honda ST1300 and my Yamaha FZ6. It's a "sport-touring" tire, I think it's a good compromise. Also, it does great in rain.

Currently, I have M3 tires on my FZ6, but I am thinking about going back to Z6 tires for better tire life.

78Sprocket
08-05-2008, 05:13 PM
I have the Michelin Pilot Road. Great tire, I think. I have over 8k on it and it still has lotsa life left. Better traction than other tires I've had and lasts longer.

Sytrept
08-05-2008, 05:40 PM
+1 on metztklesrshfbnfxdhjfd

roro
08-05-2008, 05:57 PM
I went with the m3 dual compound hard center soft on the sides for the same reason I ride 70 miles round trip 6days a week .so far there holding up great

BMXJOE76
08-05-2008, 07:05 PM
Who makes the m3 tire roro?

bigguy
08-06-2008, 01:38 AM
I had an m3 and it was gone in about 3 months. I did around 4k in that time and most was interstate ridding at 80+ in a 2 week time span. I say go with the pilot road. i put it on after the m3 and its a good tire i have had no traction issues. You could try the the road2 witch is a dual compound tire and has softer on the sides. alot like the PP2ct but in a sport tourer.

griffinzx10
08-06-2008, 09:18 AM
I had an m3 and it was gone in about 3 months. I did around 4k in that time and most was interstate ridding at 80+ in a 2 week time span. I say go with the pilot road. i put it on after the m3 and its a good tire i have had no traction issues. You could try the the road2 witch is a dual compound tire and has softer on the sides. alot like the PP2ct but in a sport tourer.

That was the tire i was thinking of,, I Thought i heard someone talking about a dual compound sport touring tire... but couldnt remember if i heard right or not..

Nice post Bigguy....:occasion1:occasion1

IanH&D
08-06-2008, 09:24 AM
I have used alot of different tires over the years & I like Metzlers for nice handling wet or dry...Depends on your bike & riding style...

roro
08-06-2008, 11:59 AM
Who makes the m3 tire roro?

metzler makes it and it's the sportech m3

BMXJOE76
08-07-2008, 04:13 PM
thanks, roro

DeltaNu1142
08-07-2008, 04:14 PM
thanks, roro
I think he just likes typing your name... "roro".

s1ck s0n
08-07-2008, 04:32 PM
my bike had a shinko 009 raven on it when i got it and i put like 4k miles on that thing and it still looked new had pretty decent grip.

The_Jarhead
08-07-2008, 04:42 PM
I personally love the M3
My last set lasted me 2 track days and then about 4000 street mile on a GSX-R 1000 which eats up tires, plus they are a bit cheaper

I tried the Pilot 2ct and wasn't thrilled with the grip but it did hold up nice for the milage.

Right now I am running the Diablo (not the the Corsa) and it scares then hell out of me at lest once every ride. Almost zero grip in the rain too.

BMBSHL
08-07-2008, 09:29 PM
I liked the pilot roads for mileage duration.

mikey69
08-09-2008, 02:53 PM
I have the Road Pilot 2 on my SV, They grip well on the road "dry/Wet" better then the regular Pilots..... I have bridgestones on my B6, and I should have gotten the Road Pilot 2 for it.... Owell....live and learn....

hytekchaos
08-09-2008, 03:58 PM
i would go with the pilot powers 2ct's,

great all year tire and all season excluding snow...lol

5150Firemedic
08-12-2008, 09:37 PM
Pilot Road 2s! Dual compound rear: soft shoulders for cornering grip, hard center for mileage. I've got them on my R6 and love them. If you do get them, just some advice: takes maybe 20 miles for them to break in; they'll feel vague at first, but once they're scrubbed they feel great! Great feedback with mileage!

DeltaNu1142
08-13-2008, 08:08 AM
I get good mileage with the regular Pilot Road, and lose the shoulders first anyway. I wouldn't go any softer, I'd just have to replace them sooner!

BMXJOE76
08-13-2008, 04:41 PM
well I had to get some tires quick tread showing on the back. So I end up w/ the Pirelli
Diablo Rosso it was the only thing he had in stock. Hope they don't wear too quick