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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Vee Rubber tires

Anybody have any experience with these tires? I was looking at the Vee Rubber Edge tires on Amazon, and for $175 I can get new tires front and rear. Just curious if they are any good grip wise for aggressive street riding.

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Anybody have any experience with these tires? I was looking at the Vee Rubber Edge tires on Amazon, and for $175 I can get new tires front and rear. Just curious if they are any good grip wise for aggressive street riding.
never heard of em and certainly wouldnt trust an unknown like that to be the only thing that connects my bike to the road


for 215 you can get a set of michellin pilot powers from sportbiketrackgear.com
the pilot powers are a well proven and well known reliably good tire

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You can get a brand new set of michelins from sportbiketrackgear.com for nearly the same price.

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Strongly Negative reviews here ....

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Yeah, after I posted this I did a little research. There's not a lot of info out there about these tires, but the reviews I did find were not that good. From what I read I'd be better off getting another set of used track day takeoffs and put them on lol.

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[QUOTE=BLARNEY;2057432]Strongly Negative reviews here ....

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

One of the reviews says "spend a little more and get a shinko". If people are saying shinkos are an upgrade to these then these must be trash!
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I would venture you could scrape the soles off some old gym shoes and mold them into better tires. There's a reason there are only a handful of good, reliable, proven tire manufacturers. It's because they make good tires...

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Strongly Negative reviews here ....

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

One of the reviews says "spend a little more and get a shinko". If people are saying shinkos are an upgrade to these then these must be trash!
+1 on the Pilot Powers
A Shinko tire's weight equals to or heavier than some wheels. True story
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Ordered and installed a set for a friend who does just your average street riding. Rear was down to the cords right down the center after about 1500 miles.(No burnouts either lol) One of the things I noticed between those and his next set which were Conti Motions was the tread depth.

Cheap tire=FAR LESS tread depth to begin with lol.
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