Worn Pilot Powers




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So I was checking out my tires during lunch on the bike and see that my rear is getting close to the wear bars. I have about 4k on the rear. I check the front and it to is getting close to being worn to the bar. I dont drag knees but do like to lean the bike over. I though you usually go thru 2 back tires to 1 front. is that the not the case or is something wrong with my bike?
 

Schism

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that was the case for me but for others it may be different. i rode the pilot powers for years on my gen 1 and realized after a few sets that they burn up way too fast. 4k is pretty good for a rear p.p. with moderate/aggressive riding. i like the bridgestones that come w/ my gen 2 cause they have less pitch than the p.p.'s and feel more stable.
 

Tufbusa

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I wish I could get 4K miles out of a tire. Big HP bikes eat tires pretty easily. I think I could go two rear for one front. Even though I could propably do that, I always mount tire in matching pairs. The bike always performs better on a new front tire. I can get by with poor traction on the rear but the front must be stable and dependable!
 

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I wish I could get 4K miles out of a tire. Big HP bikes eat tires pretty easily. I think I could go two rear for one front. Even though I could propably do that, I always mount tire in matching pairs. The bike always performs better on a new front tire. I can get by with poor traction on the rear but the front must be stable and dependable!
What he said. I also replace in pairs. :beerchug:
 

Mr Bogus

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I wish I could get 4K miles out of a tire. Big HP bikes eat tires pretty easily. I think I could go two rear for one front. Even though I could propably do that, I always mount tire in matching pairs. The bike always performs better on a new front tire. I can get by with poor traction on the rear but the front must be stable and dependable!
What he said. I also replace in pairs. :beerchug:
me three... for the extra $50 a tire change, I just like having 2 new tires at a time...

Thanks to the guys here and all this "track day" jazz.. .my latest set of tires will not see 500M... (but they sure are fun miles I gotta admit)

4000 sounds like a match made in heaven.. :laugh:

I am thinking a set of the Avon Storm's for my street tires at this point... The more I am around the track guys, the less I am liking the PP's (the Pilot race however seems pretty popular, the Power just gets bad marks for feed back etc)
 

outlawbusa

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Try the PP 2CT...I have just over 7k on my rear and its holding up really really well.
WoW, they're gonna dry rot before you get the tread off them :lol:

That's great mileage.

My Busa actually runs the tires pretty good. I had a SRAD a few years ago that ate them up. I remember 5 rears and 3 fronts in one Summer.
 

outlawbusa

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I run 2CT's on the street BTW and have an extra set of wheels sporting Battleaxes I burn off when the time comes. (I hate Battleaxes in the turns)

BA's are heavier but cheaper to burn up, I actually run faster speeds at Maxton using the BA's
 

busaintexas

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I replace front and rear at the same time--bike always feels so much better that way, and besides, my front tire wears almost as quickly as the rear.

I currently have 10,500 miles on a set of Pirelli Strada tires, and they're nearing the end of the trail. They were never really great for the twisties, but they've been excellent for commuting and mild sport/touring because they last such a long time. If you live for twisties, get a stickier tire with a higher center profile. I've enjoyed Dunlop Qualifiers before...for the first 3,000 miles, anyway.

I've got a 96 red/black with an HMF system and carbon fiber cans. There's other goodies, too, to make it a "spirited" ride. But these days, I pretty much ride like an old man. After all, I'm 63 y.o.!
 

BluBusa66

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I have over 8500 miles on my ORIGINAL BT-056 set!!! I am currently looking for something different, AVON, Conti, Michelin?? I don't have a clue at this time.???
 
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