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post #91 of 100 Old 12-04-2017, 04:05 PM
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I get about 6000 km (4000miles) out of the M7s and for the wet grip and abuse they can take on a dry day they are by far the best tyre Iíve tried so far


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Sounds like your tyre pressure is way down to get that mileage.
I check my tire pressure before every ride, it's called hard riding. The tc is flashing constantly on its lowest setting. The group I ride with are all advanced track day riders.
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I've done over 8000km (5000 miles) on the OEM Dunlop Sportmax 214's so far and to be honest, I haven't had a single issue.

Fast road riding, touring, commuting, wet weather riding, dirt roads.... I've done it all, and to be honest, I can't fault them. They've been great. Even running standard road pressures the whole time.

In fact, I've liked them so much, I tried to get another set, but alas, unless I special order them, no bike shops in AUS stock them.....

So I bought a Dunlop Roadsport instead. Exactly the same tread pattern, but dual compound. Only bought a rear for now cause the front is still going!

I like the fact that they're a fast road tyre (not a sport touring tyre), so I have confidence in the amount of grip available, but still get awesome mileage too. Win, win.

Anyway, just my two cents. Most people complain about the OEM tyres, so just thought I'd share my experience
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I have since replaced my rear shock with a new takeoff from a R1 and put a PR 4 190 55 on the rear. I have a little over 1000 miles on it and it still looks new and I haven't seen the TC light come on. I think a combination of things were happening. By getting the rear sorted for my weight and a bigger contact patch the rear tire isn't slipping, sliding like before. I think the rear was way too stiff allowing the bike to skip over the pavement and fight for grip, hence my rear was down to the wear bars on the side before I had even 1500 miles. Center has plenty of life and will be finished up commuting on the hayabusa. RS front is holding up well too, I figure around 3500 miles of hard mountain riding before it will be time to switch it out. I will wear every tire I put on this bike out on the sides, not in the center, because of where I ride it.

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ive just had the pirelli rossi 3's replaced with a set of michelin power rs also 2nd hand - a guy rides track days then i get them, 190/55 rear, 120/70 fr.
first impression is of amazing grip and feel., ive also got a new set of metzler m7rr's to try after these wear out, so will have tried most of the present hyper street tyres soon.
i got 3300 kms from the rossi 3 set that were 2nd hand , rear was half worn approx, fr 1/3rd, so very happy with them , they had very good grip, with awesome feedback, i didnt get much wet riding on them but they were acceptable there as well. ill let you know how the power rs's go. !, p.s i usually run tyre pressures of 32-34 fr, 36rear, plus i usually have the suspension setup a little soft to suit the bumpy backroads we have here in new zealand.

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Pilot Road 5s are amazing!!!!


Just my .02.
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Pilot Road 5s are amazing!!!!


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Yep, I've got about 3000km on mine so far. The 55 profile has a heck of a high crown on it. Had no problem running my Roadtec 01's right to the edge straight away but I still have small chicken strips on the Road 5's! Turn-in is both rapid and controlled. Very happy with the purchase.

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Ugliest tyre I ever did see, looks like it fell in the alligator pit.
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I saw the Sportmax D214's are also Honda's choice on the 2018 CB1000R. Seems the old dog will never lie down.
The tyre choice of rubber compound etc could be a lot different from Bike to Bike, OEM to after market product.

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Ugliest tyre I ever did see, looks like it fell in the alligator pit.
Fitness for purpose Dekker . Don't care what it looks like, as long as it does the job. I don't always get a choice when
I ride, so need something which won't let go when it's pissing down
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