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tire plug gave way,

i had my rear tire plugged and patched from the inside and it lasted almost a year. it blew out yesterday on my way to work. Looks like i'm ready for new tires.

Anyone have any good reviews for tires. i do all street riding. i currently have the michelin pilot powers and i like them but maybe i can find a tire that will give me more miles?

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The new michelin pilot road 3 are suppose to be pretty good, pilot road 2 is good as well, my buddy has well over 10k miles on em
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Just put a set of Conti Motions on mine a week ago (Sport touring tire) for under $180 for the 2 + install costs.

Tires from the last 100 miles i rode are very grippy compared to the metzlers and the bike likes to lean into the curves effortlessly.

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i had my rear tire plugged and patched from the inside and it lasted almost a year. it blew out yesterday on my way to work. Looks like i'm ready for new tires.

Anyone have any good reviews for tires. i do all street riding. i currently have the michelin pilot powers and i like them but maybe i can find a tire that will give me more miles?

thanks

who did the tire plug for you? A shop, or did you do it?
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Because tire technology never improves year to year
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If you do performance riding on the street, or do track time with your street ride, a performance tire like a Q2 or PP2CT is great.

If you want long life, look for a touring type tire, but don't try to do any trick riding as it won't have the grip of a sport bike tire. But it will last a long, long time.

Take offs - maybe. always a crap-shoot as to quality and grip.

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NEVER PLUG A MOTORCYCLE TIRE


there is too much risk. Most shops won't even do this for you. Spend the money and replace the tire.

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Pilot road 2 or 3. run several sets of both and they are good.
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he wants more miles per tire not less

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he wants more miles per tire not less

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hey dave mobil 1 or amsoil. change twice a year with a honda filter. u?

i know plugging a motorcycle tire isn't a good idea but i found a shop to do a plug and patch from the inside so i did it. i planned to change the tire but money is short so i left the plug tire on way longer then i should of.
i did like the michelins a lot but i only got around 6k out of them.

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NEVER PLUG A MOTORCYCLE TIRE


there is too much risk. Most shops won't even do this for you. Spend the money and replace the tire.
Risk vs. Reward. I had a plug in a rear tire last the life of the tire! I would recommend rubber and round for tires. If you are looking for miles, choose a Sport-Touring tire, if you are looking for grip, look at Sport and Dual Compound tires!

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Just put a set of Conti Motions on mine a week ago (Sport touring tire) for under $180 for the 2 + install costs.

Tires from the last 100 miles i rode are very grippy compared to the metzlers and the bike likes to lean into the curves effortlessly.
+1 on Conti Motions
I've tried most brands and currently do alot of highway miles. They heat up and stick pretty good but they really, really suck in the wet. No kidding, tire spins effortlessly in the rain as there are no Sipes in the center of the tire.

A plus to this is, the center does not show any signs of flattening (aka chicken stripping) due to highway use. An excellent tire for mileage butI'd be careful on a litre bike in the rain. Another plus is the price.....they are super cheap for the price.

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those conti motions look good, i'm going to get em, thanks bro.

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NEVER PLUG A MOTORCYCLE TIRE


there is too much risk. Most shops won't even do this for you. Spend the money and replace the tire.

So when your siting on the side of the road what are you going to do? Call tripple A.

The last time i had to plug a tire i was in butt fuck central Kansas.

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