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So i just got my bike serviced and they told me I have about 25% tread left. My question is, in a rough estimate how many mile would that be AND can anyone point me in a good direction for some good quality tires. I do about 85 % commuiting on the freeway and 15% crusing/take the corners hard. any advice would be welcomed.
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I hear Michelin is having a blowout on Pilot Road 3's.

Hehe, no seriously, the PRs get good reviews, I love the Pilot Powers.
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I ride about like you had about 7200 miles on the stock tires still have a some good life left in them but felt it was time for peace of mind. Went with the Michelin PR-3's got them from jakewilson.com got them in 2 days shipped to norwalk ca. Impressions so far is its a so much better tire than the stockers. They stick like glue you can carve the corners with ease. Very happy with them so far.

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Whatever tire you get a duel compound would be your best option. Harder compound center section for better longevity and softer side compound for better grip when leaned over. Jake Wilson most likely has the cheapest prices but I did just buy a tire from Riders Discount and they matched the price.
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I have over 8500 mi on my stock right now. I've heard the pr2's are good and the pr3's came in not too long ago so pr2 v pr3? i've heard pirelli's angel/demon tires are good also. what about that vs pr's ?
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So i just got my bike serviced and they told me I have about 25% tread left. My question is, in a rough estimate how many mile would that be AND can anyone point me in a good direction for some good quality tires. I do about 85 % commuiting on the freeway and 15% crusing/take the corners hard. any advice would be welcomed.
The Bridgestone 023 dual compound work very nice on my 09 for doing the freeways...harder middle contact patch...almost a little too hard for hard braking...but the soft side compound is very grippy for fun in the twisty's... also often sold at a very cheap price if you look around...
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The Bridgestone 023 dual compound work very nice on my 09 for doing the freeways...harder middle contact patch...almost a little too hard for hard braking...but the soft side compound is very grippy for fun in the twisty's... also often sold at a very cheap price if you look around...
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I love my Bridgestone BT-O23's. They are WAY better than the stockers (I got about 8K out of them) and better than the Shinko 009's I had previously. Very confidence inspiring tires--it's hard to tell they are not full track tires when the roads get twisty. I've put about 2K on them and they are holding up great too, as they show very little, if any, wear at this point.

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My new-to-me 2008 V came with Pirelli Angel ST's the PO had installed on the bike about 500 miles before selling it-he had another bike he rode more, which is why he sold the V-and I really like the way they ride and handle. Steering is almost telepathic, yet with no tendency to fall into corners. I like the Angels so much I will probably a set on my 'other' bike, a 1st gen FZ1 which now has a set of Bridgestone BT023's on it. The Bridgestones haven't done anything I can condemn, but they haven't done anything that excites me either. My biggest complaint with them is they are physically smaller than other tires of the same size, which made my speedo more optimistic and less accurate. I compared the speedo on my V to my GPS, and with the Angel ST's, it is 100% accurate.

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Another question I have is, What is the difference between the duel compound tires like the BT 023 and the PR or Pirelli's angel?
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Dual Compound Tires are made with a harder centerline on the tire for longevity of life needed for the typical straightline riding like freeway and such.

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I got a great deal on a set of Avon Storm 2 tires last fall. I have about 3000km on them so far and they seem to be wearing very well. They're a nice neutral feeling tire, with excellent grip. I haven't ridden with them through a heavy rain yet, but on some wet roads with light showers they performed well. I got about 12000km out of the stock rear and I'm hoping to get more from these.
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Sounds like a good sport-touring tire is what you'd want. Dunlop RoadSmart, BS-023, Pirrelli Angel, Michy PR's, Avon Storm; all will fill the bill and feel a ton better than your tired stockers. Find out about your local mount and balance options before you buy. It might work out the same to buy from your local guys, and I'm thinking independents here, not necessarily the dealership.
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P 3's on mine what a difference these are truly great tyres
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