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Old 18-12-06, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Best tyres? Avon v Bridgestone v ??

Got Avon jobs on SV but new so I don't have any experience of them yet; Beenz swears by them. But got BT014's on Daytona 955. Stick to road ok but shed at an alarming rate - only just over 2k on first rear and currently 1k on new tyre but with pretty obvious signs of wear.

Don't want to loose safety grip but could do with getting a few more miles on 'em.

please don't say 'I shouldn't ride so hard' cos that will make me miserable !!

Anybody got preferences esp for Daytona? Dirtydog - what did you run on your 'tona?
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Old 18-12-06, 11:15 AM   #2
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Only tyres I've tried on the SV are the stock 220's, rear lasted maybe 6k, front lasted 8k before it caused me to have an off (at low speed ).

I've now got Z6's front & back, and by god they're good. I'll probably get a new set for the summer, because these will be running low by then.

I also had a play on an R1 at the weekend, not sure what tyres were on it, but I made them fight for grip. I'll find out & post back at some point.
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Old 18-12-06, 11:15 AM   #3
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Mich Pilots CT2's?
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Old 18-12-06, 11:17 AM   #4
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014's are bloody soft and IMHO they are sh*t unless its baking hot summers day. I hate them and I'll never ride a bike with them on again. Robbed me off all my confidence on my GSXR.

I changed to Michellin Pilot Power 2CT's on the GSXR, Grip is about the same as the 014 when its hot, but the grip and feel is much better when its cold / wet. Also the tyre life is much better. I had 1800 miles out of a rear on the GSXR and it was fubar. I'm getting 3000 plus on the rear with the 2CT.

I'm still not 100% happy with them though. Next time I'm going to try the Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier and if I dont like those I'll try the Pirelli Diablo Corsa ( I think ) or the Metzler RaceTech.

Tyres are one of those personal things though so what might dislike, you might like.
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Old 18-12-06, 11:19 AM   #5
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Mich Pilots CT2's?
That's what I use on my CBR. Seem grippy enough, predictable and don't seem to be wearing at an alarming rate. Need to keep an eye on the pressures though. They feel awful if you run the pressures outside of the recommended PSI.
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Old 18-12-06, 11:42 AM   #6
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I've got avons, but it's too early to tell how good they are.
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Old 18-12-06, 11:45 AM   #7
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On my second set on Avon Viper Sports and can't fault them at all.
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I've got avons, but it's too early to tell how good they are.
Which Avons?
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Old 18-12-06, 12:02 PM   #9
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I've got avons, but it's too early to tell how good they are.
Which Avons?
Er um ah er mmmm caught me out there... so focussed on tyres for the 'tona never thought to look at which Avons on the SV (came with the bike)!!

Thanks guys for info so far, certainly looks as though i should look for an alternative to the BT014's!
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Old 18-12-06, 12:27 PM   #10
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Got a set of Avon Viper Sports on at the mo' and have to say they are not creating much confidence in the wet (really, really fecking wet, all the fecking time).
Quite a pointy profile? So "drops" into turns as oppossed to "rolling".

Could be the pussy of a wet rider tho'
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