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time for new tires....

So everybody speak up.

Where have you been buying your tires from?
What kind?
How much $$$?

so far I've been checking out M1's and a replacement set of BT010's

I've heard recommendations so far from Kneedraggers, Parts411 and DiscountMotorcycleTires.

For the tires that I've compared it looks like D.M.T. has the best prices for tires + shipping.

anybody else got any other info?
 

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Just got a pair of M1's from Kneedraggers

Front $89
Rear $114
Lap Timer $209
Shipping $20

Total $432

I dont remember if the shipping increased due to the Lap Timer or not so that might be less for just tires.
 

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I think I'm gonna try thr new dunlop 208zr thats coming out in august.
 

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you really think the 208 is going to be that much better than the lousy 207? I ordered metzler M1's(120 front, 180 rear) for $217 shipped from discountmotorcycletire.com


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Just ordered a new set of bt 010's in stock ready for delivery with shipping, $205.

MAW motorcycle asscessory warehouse, 1-800-241-2222.

Next time around I'm gonna try M1's.

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I've done one day at Grattan on the new BT012's - I like them better than the M1s but don't expect them to last more then a few thousand miles.

I ordered from http://swmototires.com/ - they're always within a few bucks of the cheapest place.
 

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I've logged 3 track days on my M1's and the front now has over 6000 miles and still gripping good. Only minor cupping so far. The rear lasted around 5000 miles. I haven;t tried much else but they are leaps and bounds better than the BT010's. They great feel they have has saved my ass several times. I rode through a couple nice power slides comming out of the hairpin at Gratton. smooth and predictible all the time. They stick great even cold when fully inflated for street use.
 

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steve were those the 12ss?

i tried the rear....problem was that center dual compound although i got pissed off and did a burn out from hell to toasted it afterwards....i FLICKED it in to a corner (on street heated up mildly hot..not RACE heated) and the fucker slipped the i think the side softer edged gripped making the bike SNAP really pissed me off.
but it did fall in nice



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p.s. not to mention, slippage while hard exceleration in 1st and sometimes shifting into second.
 

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Yeah Ken they were the 012SS's. What pressures were you running? I swear I felt like a superhero with these things on the bike, and my laptime was almost 3 seconds better than with the M1's (but I did STAR between the two grattan events which probably had more to do with it). I could have lowered it even more but we were running the track backwards for the afternoon and I only got 2 morning sessions in.

I also noticed there was ZERO warm-up time on the 12s, even less than the M1s. I felt one "oops" on my first lap after I just mounted them and still scuffing them in... and that was it. I was running 30-29 and it was HOT out. I'm still going to try the H2's... but I like the 012's the best on my bike so far.
 

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i think i was running my front bto10 at 31 and the rear 12ss at 32
the road was clean too and the temp was maybe 73 degress back then.


DUDE those h2s look kick ass and little ass groves which makes for nice BIG contact patchs...i gotta try them sometime..but i wonder about riding in the rain?....cause i like to at time...and the m1s do REALLY nice in the rain too. unless your trying to wheelie:rolleyes
 

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I'm going to try the M1 as my next tires too.

I'm a bit worried though, you guys are getting new tires at 4600 miles and I've got 7000 miles on mine??? I was still going to wait a month or two before getting new tires.

Maybe at Strats tonight someone look at my tires, I think they are still good for a while.
 

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VIVID1 said:
I'm going to try the M1 as my next tires too.

I'm a bit worried though, you guys are getting new tires at 4600 miles and I've got 7000 miles on mine??? I was still going to wait a month or two before getting new tires.

Maybe at Strats tonight someone look at my tires, I think they are still good for a while.
There are little wear indicators in some of the groves. If those are worn even with the tread, it's time for a new tire. Once the groves are compltely gone, you'll see cords within 500-1000 miles.

Although I can't imagine why a Gixxer 1000 would eat through rear tires faster than a F4i.:rolleyes :jester

A rear M1 will last almost 10k miles in the rear if you keep it at max pressure, keep the speeds moderate and don't do any track days. .. but what the hell fun would that be.:D
 

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I resemble that remark Cherry. about 7k on the 207's with 5 track days in there. :twofinger
 

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Anna, also keep in mind, the majority of us weigh a bit more then you :laughing . That extra weight equls higher loads on those tires in turns, baking, accelerating. Hiehger load mean more rubber endding up on the road for a given load, or turn, or lap around track.
 

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I resemble that remark Cherry. about 7k on the 207's with 5 track days in there. :twofinger
i was referign to M1's. 207's are known to become hard as a rock after a few dozen heat cycles. I must admit 7k is pretty good considering, only the center of your tire ever sees any pavemenmt. :twofinger
 

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Im working on the edges now Cherry. And I just got my M1's today. cant wit to see how they do as compaired to the 207's
 
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