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need new tires.....

Any suggestions where to go for new tires?

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Heard there's a place called Chicago Performance that's a local shop. They even give out free jackets, you don't even have to ask, just help yourself to it, they won't stop you.

There are also other vendors on the site who could provide tires and services for you...and they're all A+.
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What kind of tires?

Street or Track?

Preferred Brand?

Safety First and Lithium Motorsports are site sponsors and do a great job.

CP, TurnOne Racing, SportbikeTrackGear, The TrackDayStore, CyclePath Racing and quite a few others (sorry if I forgot you, just add yourself below) ALL do a great job and have very similar prices. ALL of these are participants in the CLSB community.

Many of us have positive experiences with all the vendors listed above. You can't go wrong with any of them. Hope that helps.

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i found some michelin pilot power tires @ sportbike trackgear for $195 for the set. Would anyone recommend i buy these or not, and where do i bring them to get put on?

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i found some michelin pilot power tires @ sportbike trackgear for $195 for the set. Would anyone recommend i buy these or not, and where do i bring them to get put on?
Those are good tires, especially if you are only planning on riding street. If you are planning on hitting the track, the powers would still work but 2CTs might be a better choice. I would compare prices at Lithium Motorsports (see the site sponsor forums here) and then buy from them or sportbiketrackgear. I have ordered from both and had fine service.

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pilot powers are good tires. but like wink pointed out you have to know what you need them for. check the manufacturers websites and do some research. once you know what you want shop for prices and make a decision.

then try and get them mounted and balanced for $12.
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i found some michelin pilot power tires @ sportbike trackgear for $195 for the set. Would anyone recommend i buy these or not, and where do i bring them to get put on?
Good tires and great people to deal with.

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If you are planning on hitting the track, the powers would still work but 2CTs might be a better choice.
This is something I have spoken with a few people about and I think the 2CTs are better for the street and the single sompound are better for the track. The reason why I say this is because tracks have bountiful amounts of traction available where as the street is a little less predictable making it beneficial to have the softer sides. Also, the 2cts will wear like crazy on the track because you spend 99% of the time on the sides. Maybe one of our tire gurus will chime in and correct me if I'm wrong.
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This is something I have spoken with a few people about and I think the 2CTs are better for the street and the single sompound are better for the track. The reason why I say this is because tracks have bountiful amounts of traction available where as the street is a little less predictable making it beneficial to have the softer sides. Also, the 2cts will wear like crazy on the track because you spend 99% of the time on the sides. Maybe one of our tire gurus will chime in and correct me if I'm wrong.
Not a "tire guru" but I'll chime in. Remember that gigantic Michelin mouse pad I got from the last STT day? Well it said that the regular PP is a 95% use street tire and 5% use track day tire. The PP2ct is a 90% use street tire and 10% track tire and the new Power Pure is a 85% street and 15% track tire.

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Damnit! I knew that damn thing would come back to haunt me! My reasoning makes sense to me at least
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Thank you all!!!!

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No one said this yet?...it's going to cost more than $20 to install though. Just saying.

Haha...no pointing fun at you. Different thread. Still funny to me. I laughed.
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No one said this yet?...it's going to cost more than $20 to install though. Just saying.

Haha...no pointing fun at you. Different thread. Still funny to me. I laughed.
lol, it never gets old....

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