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929rr eating rear tires

I have been munching through rear tires on my 929. Rear / Q2 190 Front / Diablo.

What would be a good rear tire replacement for the summer? My front tire is fine.

Riding Style: Mainly in town with a couple 100 mile highway commutes. I ride daily. I like to throw it into the twisty's but I also love to hammer it in the straights with some modest wheelies. I know the chicken strip in the middle is due to wheelies, so, what is a back tire with a hard center and soft sides? I want them to last at least 5000 miles.

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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

I've been waiting to replace my tires on my 051krr for months, but they seem to just keep going forever....they are the BT023's..they have a hard center, and I don't know how soft the sides are....they last forever..I have 10K on them, and they are still going. 150 for rear, 100 for front. Not bad IMO.
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wow cbrer. How do you ride? 10k is awesome for a tire. I have read mixed reviews on that tire. I have seen 2k 5k 8k and more than you have on them. Thats quite a range and a lot of these numbers are sportbikes.
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I've been waiting to replace my tires on my 051krr for months, but they seem to just keep going forever....they are the BT023's..they have a hard center, and I don't know how soft the sides are....they last forever..I have 10K on them, and they are still going. 150 for rear, 100 for front. Not bad IMO.
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

i dont think youre going to get more than 5k out of a performance tire which is what u have. Especially the way u ride. Now if u step down to a sport touring tire u can. But u will sacrifice grip along with other qualities. I ride like u and have a battleaxe s20. It is awesome! I feel like im glued to the road. I feel very confident and safe on it . I only get 2-3k on it though. Can u afford to eat through tires? Would u mind losing grip? Its all about compromise.
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

Michelin Pilot Power 3. Just came out in January 2013. It's an upgrade from the super popular Pilot Power 2CT. The softer shoulders make up more of the tread this time, but with more stability while exiting turns. They are also better in the wet and are supposed to last 20% longer than the 2CT. I have a set on my 954 and they rock!

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i dont think youre going to get more than 5k out of a performance tire which is what u have.
I disagree. My gixxer 1000 was awesome on tyres - last 2CT I had lasted for around 15,000 k, and that's with a fair bit of high speed riding, clutched wheelies - the works.

I've never had that off a Honda though.

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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

Buy a sport touring tire. They stick like top end sport/trackday tires did 5 yrs ago, and last at least twice as long as sport rubber.

You are probably fooling yourself if you think you ride so fast that you need stickier rubber than a sport touring tire.

I have run Road Attacks, Pilot Road 2's, and B-Stone 023's.....all fantastic, knee dragging sticky touring tires. Some are better than others at rain, or cold, or hot and dry, but all are great. On fast paced road rides thru the hills in TN, GA, and NC, WV and KY, dragging hard parts and knee pucks, never once changing my riding to accomodate touring tires, I have realized that a sport toruing tire is the best choice for a street rider looking to get grip and longevity.

This pic, my bike has 023's on it (trailer has a Sava scooter tire on it)....no chicken strips on either. The 023's were on the GSXR till I sold it, the new owner swore he was way too fast for touring tires, so I mounted up Pilot Power 2CT's for hima nd kept the 023's.....and put them on my KTM. They now have 14,000 kms on them....front is half worn,and rear still might pass a safety check. Long lasting, very grippy in dry conditions, and not bad in wet. Longest lasting tire I have tried thus far.

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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

Yea mate I have a 954 and got 10,000 klms out of sport tyres and have replaced them with a sport tourer ,seems to have the same grip and also seems to be lasting better as well.
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

Omnivore sums it up perfectly.

Bridgestone Bt-023, michelin pilot road 3, or also consider my personal favourite the Pirelli angel st.
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

I'm running bt023s on mine with no issues. Great tyre but I think I'll go for the PR3s next.
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

9000 miles?! I'm totally baffled by the WIDE range of life people are getting on their tires (performance tires). You see them on all the reviews. How can one guy get 2000 and another 10000 on the same tire/similar bikes damn it!? What factors are involved besides riding style and road surface type? I could see if my wheels were out of alignment, but I know my wheels are aligned. The roads here are asphalt paved but there are a lot of holes/cracks. I don't carry passengers. Maybe I'll try the sport touring next time.

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I disagree. My gixxer 1000 was awesome on tyres - last 2CT I had lasted for around 15,000 k, and that's with a fair bit of high speed riding, clutched wheelies - the works.

I've never had that off a Honda though.
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Oh yeah . Always check my tire pressure
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

Im not saying i ride that fast at all. But i find it hard to believe that a s.t will stick as well as a performance. That is why they have different categories, right? Unless its all marketing. I may not use the performance tires full potential, but i will feel safer on a stickier tire. If im taking a tight turn at very high speeds and i switch to a s.t tire im going to be nervous. Maybe, its just psychological.
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Buy a sport touring tire. They stick like top end sport/trackday tires did 5 yrs ago, and last at least twice as long as sport rubber.

You are probably fooling yourself if you think you ride so fast that you need stickier rubber than a sport touring tire.

I have run Road Attacks, Pilot Road 2's, and B-Stone 023's.....all fantastic, knee dragging sticky touring tires. Some are better than others at rain, or cold, or hot and dry, but all are great. On fast paced road rides thru the hills in TN, GA, and NC, WV and KY, dragging hard parts and knee pucks, never once changing my riding to accomodate touring tires, I have realized that a sport toruing tire is the best choice for a street rider looking to get grip and longevity.

This pic, my bike has 023's on it (trailer has a Sava scooter tire on it)....no chicken strips on either. The 023's were on the GSXR till I sold it, the new owner swore he was way too fast for touring tires, so I mounted up Pilot Power 2CT's for hima nd kept the 023's.....and put them on my KTM. They now have 14,000 kms on them....front is half worn,and rear still might pass a safety check. Long lasting, very grippy in dry conditions, and not bad in wet. Longest lasting tire I have tried thus far.
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Buy a sport touring tire. They stick like top end sport/trackday tires did 5 yrs ago, and last at least twice as long as sport rubber.

You are probably fooling yourself if you think you ride so fast that you need stickier rubber than a sport touring tire.

I have run Road Attacks, Pilot Road 2's, and B-Stone 023's.....all fantastic, knee dragging sticky touring tires. Some are better than others at rain, or cold, or hot and dry, but all are great. On fast paced road rides thru the hills in TN, GA, and NC, WV and KY, dragging hard parts and knee pucks, never once changing my riding to accomodate touring tires, I have realized that a sport toruing tire is the best choice for a street rider looking to get grip and longevity.

This pic, my bike has 023's on it (trailer has a Sava scooter tire on it)....no chicken strips on either. The 023's were on the GSXR till I sold it, the new owner swore he was way too fast for touring tires, so I mounted up Pilot Power 2CT's for hima nd kept the 023's.....and put them on my KTM. They now have 14,000 kms on them....front is half worn,and rear still might pass a safety check. Long lasting, very grippy in dry conditions, and not bad in wet. Longest lasting tire I have tried thus far.
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Re: 929rr eating rear tires

Please note that my response relates to the miserable weather in the UK at the moment where I was caught in a hail storm today so may not be applicable the same as you folks in warmer climates. I was under the impression that ST tyres got up to and maintained their optimal operating conditions better than a dedicated sports tyre under normal road riding conditions, start/stopping, short bursts of acceleration and braking etc. Whereas a dedicated sports tyre can't sustain their ideal operating temperature to work at their best under the same conditions. Check out 'Ron haslam Bridgestone 023 test' on you tube.. That sold ST tyres for me.
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