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Kento-Moto

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Hey busa buddies, what are you running for tire replacement?

( My bike came with BT56's the rear tire was changed at about 4K miles with a BT010 which is gettin low now as well. The front is still the original with 9500 miles on it but needs changing soon. ) I like the BT010's and I have 1 more new rear and will probly buy a front 010 to match. Seems as though most everyone runs either those or D207's.

Next item, Chain seems to be stretched a bit as I am all most out of adjustment length. What would any of you recommend for chain replacement. ( I think I asked this a while back but couldnt find it... ) Thanks guys - Kent
 

Big O

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I really like the 207's, they stick like the originals but wear a lot better. 18k miles and I still have the original chain, go figure. Maybe it's because of no wheelies or burnouts. Hmmm...
 

busahigg

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Nothing beats Pilots...especially if you hit curves often. Rears wear fast though. Gonna run a Pilot Road rear or the new HPX. Very sticky and reliable.
 

MET

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Just put some Shinko's on the front and back. Outstanding grip. Chain with your HP go with the zk gold or Dide ultar can not break them with 5 elephants
 

Kento-Moto

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Thanks Mike, Have just read an add for EK chains in SportRider mag and the test they ran was on a Busa, ofcourse they say their's is the best. Where can I find a ZK gold or Dide chain? Just local dealer? Hey and have fun ridin in FLA. - Kent
 

Kerberos

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Running the tsubaki gold chain and pilot HPX. Love these tires!! Highly recommend. Try kneedraggers.com for good prices
 

busabullet

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I like the metzler MEZ4's they have outstanding grip in the curves, and they wear nice. Friend has Dunlop D-207, rear tire broke lose in curve and he went down.I run the gold chain had no problems.

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boosa

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Pilot's for me - only last about 5000km's (what's that about 3500 mile or somtin') but stick like soggy tissues heh heh
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Kento-Moto

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Thanks guys, Now any ideas on pulling the front tire off with no stand? ( I have a rear stand )
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hank

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Do you need front and rear sprockets with a new chain? Of course I don't have to worry about chains anymore.
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MET

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I tried sa new set of tires in South Fl. Shinko's Best gripping tire that i have tried. Great for twists and straight.
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Kerberos

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I like the metzler MEZ4's they have outstanding grip in the curves, and they wear nice. Friend has Dunlop D-207, rear tire broke lose in curve and he went down.I run the gold chain had no problems.
mets are good but my .o2 is , look at the profile here. pilots have a much rounder rear. I think performance is comparable but the mets look kinda like a car tire in profile wheras the pilots have the race look.
 

Racer 222

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Hey Kent,
Here is what I recommend. Get both sprockets with the new chain. Second if you already have the BT010 then get that for the front. Let me know what you can get it at and I will see if I can beat it. If your getting it from the internet I probably cant but let me know. Same for the chain and sprockets.
As far as sticky tires I would have to say the rennsports (Metzlers) are the best tires I have had on the busa. The best all around tire (Mileage/ grip) has to go to the Michelin Pilot Sports! With almost 2k on them I took them to the track and the stuck like glue! Still good life in them. As far as the Dunlop 207's they are a thing of the past. Go with the D208's if liked them. The big change on the street now is a 190/55-17 rear tire for the big bikes. Giving the the quicker turn in of the 180 with a bigger tire patch. A couple of companies now have that out and the will be the tire I switch to on the next go around. Hope all this helps.

Marc "Howlin Mad"
 

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