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Tire choices which are best?

I have a 96 cbr 900rr and am looking at new tires, i am looking at the bto-14. are these good or is there something better in the same price range? i still have to stick with a tire that has the 16 inch front, i know i should convert but i am broke being in the military
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

I am answering this threat because I am being forced by this thread jacking thread jacker.... I don't know about these tires but I use Pirelli Diablos and love how they work. I have leaned them all the way and didn't feel any slipping. They warm up quickly as well.
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lol thanx ill check em out
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

take my advice and but the sportec M3 from metzler
they are the best street tires available at the moment as demonstrated in numerous test and the good part is that they produce the 16" we need for our front tire
as long as you find these tires on the market dont even think about changing to a 17" front wheel
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

I just put the new model BT-002r Streets on my 03 954. These are fthe best tires I have ever ridden on. Noticably better than the Pilot Powers I had last time around... We will have to see how long they last.
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

I use the Avon Azaro ST AV45/AV46. These are sport touring tires, but have handled everything I've thrown at them without a single slip.

Add to this the fact that they have close to 6K for mileage on them and still look great. I got them for $241 shipped from MotoXoutlet - Motorcycle Parts & Accessories: Jackets, Helmets, Shoei, HJC, Fox Racing, Michelin, Dunlop, Joe Rocket.

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Re: Tire choices which are best?

I second the M3's. anyone have any feedback and tread life on those 2cts?
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Dude, something tells me you are going to have a **** load of tire to look at now.....
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

which icecream is better, strawberry or vanilla

I would have to tell you though I have used the BT014s and they were plenty sticky, they are along the same lines as pilot powers. The Diablos are what I have on now as a winter tire, they are not quite as sticky but should last me through the winter. Come spring I am putting a set of Pilot Powers on my bike.
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

Any of the above tires will do your 900RR fine. Your only limitation will be that 130/70-16 you got so the Metzeler M3 or any of the "higher spec" tires might have left that tire application. Your Blade was the only one to use that spec so many of the "older" tire companies still honored older Honda's.

Tires speaking, the BT014 is a great tire which is going to be replaced with the BT015. A lot of riders speak negatively about Bridgestone and I have no idea why. Bridgestone make a great product and it's a shame a lot of riders will take these off right after they purchase their bikes. I firmly believe these older riders had bad experiences with the BT56 or BT54 that came with these 1994 bikes and they still harbor ill thoughts today. I ran the BT010, BT012, BT014 on my F4i and they were awesome. Plenty of grip for me and plenty of miles for those cruising the streets. I now have Dunlop Qualifiers and so far, 1000 miles into it, they're fine. Nothing spectacular but only a track and repeated abuse will show what they're lacking.

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Hey thanks for the responses guys I will look into it a little more and let you know what i decide. I really do appreciate it
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

Go Qualifier or Power Pilot. Stick like glue. I know I've used both and they get about 7-8K miles
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Re: Tire choices which are best?

continental sport attacks just came out middle of last summer. Test reviews on a zx-10r, R1, and gsx 1000 showed they matched the perfromance of the Pilot power. I bought my set from the dealer for $245 OTD havent had much test on them but so far seem really nice. They are softer than my 208s
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continental sport attacks just came out middle of last summer. Test reviews on a zx-10r, R1, and gsx 1000 showed they matched the perfromance of the Pilot power. I bought my set from the dealer for $245 OTD havent had much test on them but so far seem really nice. They are softer than my 208s
On your 929 or ZX6?
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