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Hey guys:
Yes its one of those tire selection posts.
I only put about 3000-5000 miles a year on the bike, the bike currently has the street pilots which surprisingly were pretty good. As long as I made sure they were up to temp, they performed well. There was a bit more of tire spinning in colder weather, but all in all they were ok.
I have always used Dunlops on the 4-stroke bikes and Michelins on the 2-stroke bikes race bikes..
but on the street I have never used anything but Dunlops on the 4-stroke bikes.
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I have read good things about the New Pilot Powers and am wondering if anyone is using those on the street yet and what kind of milage can be expected out of them.
One thing I am concerned about is the "heat cycle" issue..
any feedback is greatly appriciated..
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

Do a search on the speedzilla forums, there's been several post about them within the last 3 or 4 months
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (Tifosi)

OK I will search some more..

DISREGARD THIS THREAD
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

Awesome tyres!!! Big improvement over the Pilot Sport tyres...
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

I had the pilot sports on my st4s when I got it and they were good tires that worked well. i just put a pilot power on the rear and it has been great for the first five hundred miles. Very predictable and no suprises, even during 'scrub in'. I would buy it again but I don't know about life span yet! As tifosi says do a search, i seem to remember the heat cycle issue not being an issue with the pilots. If everything I have read about the pilots come true then the will stick like glue and last a reasonable amount of time!
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (grinder96)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by grinder96 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...I would buy it again but I don't know about life span yet! </TD></TR></TABLE>

My shop's Parts Manager has about 4,000 miles on his and they still look pretty darn good!
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (moomba)

I have a pair I put 2 track days on in Oct. and they worked great and look new still. I like them better than Dunlops or Pirellis.
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (Joe B)

Thank you all..
I also read some of you guys went from a 190 down to a 180 on your 9XX bikes.
Why is that?
Is that just for track use or are there any benefits for the street as well?
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I have ridden the 190 as hard as I care to on the street and still have about 1/4 inch left on either side..
Does the 180 make the bike more "flickable"..because to me that the major difference between the dunlops and the Michelins, the profile on the dunlops is more "V" shaped..
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

go to a 180


that 1/4 inch your talking about will be maybe lets say 1/16 for good measure


The 55 series will raise the ride height a little and yes I would say its more flickable
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

I have the powers and reckon they are the ducs nuts, very predictable and feel great, I would give them the big
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (brettmess24)

brettmess24: I still dont know if I want to go with the 180 or 190.
I am still searching archives for discussion about the pros and cons of dropping down to a 180.
Thank you for the ebay link.
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

If we are talking about your 998 the 180 will allow the bike to turn into a turn much quicker! Where as the 190 becomes like a big balloon you have to roll past it's larger cross section. Another Words! With the 190, the center of the tread to the outside lip, you have to travel a longer distance to get from one edge to the center. Now go from edge to edge like in a switch back turn the 190 is a greater distance to travel than the 180. Also the 180 grips as well if not better than the 180.
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Pilor Powers (kam1996)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by kam1996 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">brettmess24: I still dont know if I want to go with the 180 or 190.
I am still searching archives for discussion about the pros and cons of dropping down to a 180.
Thank you for the ebay link.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Use the 180 on the stock 5.5" wheel. If you have an aftermarket wheel that is a 6.0" then use a 190. They both will have the same profile at that point. You can tell that the 190 is wrong for a 5.5 just by looking at how the side wall is pulled in.
 
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