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Re: Time for tires.

Time for new tires for my 954. Can't decide what to put on to replace the pilot sports. I'm thinking Pirelli diablos, Sportec M-1's, Bridgestone 010's or Dunlop 208's.

I ride mostly twisty backroads, no track. You all seem to be digging the Diablos, how about the others?

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Re: Time for tires.

All the ones you've mentioned are popular (the 012s too). I've been very happy with 010s and 012s.
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Re: Time for tires.

I like the BT-010's also. Have them on the bike now, but I'm keen to give the D208's a shot. They are my next set of shoes for the 929.

I've generally liked the Dunlops over the years. Loved the D220 on the Blackbird... didn't love it's treadlife, though... 4500 miles and they were waaay toast... waited 500 miles too long to swap 'em out, truth be told.....
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Re: Time for tires.

I just put 500 miles on my Avon St 45/46 on Saturday. They stuck like glue and should last longer than the others.

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Re: Time for tires.

I'm running the 208's right now, have about 500 miles on them and so far the seem to stick great. No track days just local twisties....
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Re: Time for tires.

M1's...
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Re: Time for tires.

Pirelli Diablos
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Hey Heavy,

What do you think of the Diablos? *I have been running 010s but they are down to the wear bars in the back after 4,500 KMS (2,800mi) or so. *Have you had the Diablos on the track? *I've had the 010's for about 2 months (2 track days & 1 Gap trip) and have been pretty pleased with the handling/traction.

I've been told that the Diablo is also a better tire for cooler conditions... any thoughts on that?

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Re: Time for tires.

I don't know about the Diablos, but I've been using the Diablo Corsas on the track and they rock! Quick warm up. Excellent grip. They're a good street tire, too, and are good in the wet. Don't know about colder conditions. I recommend them!
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Hey Heavy,

What do you think of the Diablos? *I have been running 010s but they are down to the wear bars in the back after 4,500 KMS (2,800mi) or so. *Have you had the Diablos on the track? *I've had the 010's for about 2 months (2 track days & 1 Gap trip) and have been pretty pleased with the handling/traction.

I've been told that the Diablo is also a better tire for cooler conditions... any thoughts on that?

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I have not had the tires on the track, but my buddy has. He said that they were awesome.

As far as a street tire, I really like them. Sticky, smooth. Really good. I hope they wear well.

I just faxed in my application for a street riding class at nelson and should be able to tell you about the track after Aug 3.

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Re: Time for tires.

Thanks for the info all! *I just finished reading that other Diablo thread & I think I'll put a set on tonight if I can. *I have a track day on Saturday & it would be a great time to check them out. *The price is pretty good, $400CDN (tax in) which would be about $290USD... only $50CDN more than going with the 010s.

Thanks again for the input.
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Re: Time for tires.

I'm really impressed with the Metzler Sportec M1s. They have excellent heat up and grip. On the track my BT010s really took a beating on the tread (sticky build up wear? hard to explain), but with the M1s they were consistant/smoother wear and would last another track day easily. But they are known not to last long. I've got about 3000 miles on them and need to replace the rear due to street miles wearing the middle.
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Re: Time for tires.

This is a novice question. Is it really possible to feel the difference between a sticky tire(say Diablo Corsas) and not so sticky ones on the tracks or the street. I mean, there are so many factors that would effect the stickiness - Temp, road, bike set etc, that would effect the worthyness of the tires.
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Re: Time for tires.

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Absolutely
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