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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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My rear tire is starting to square off a bit (though there's no abrupt transition from straight line to leaning - yet). There's probably a millimeter left before the wear bar is even with the surface of the tire, so I figure I've got a little time left . . . right?

In any case, what's a good tire that is:

1. not expensive

2. is made more for long wear rather than stickiness (given that I don't ride curves aggressively)

And what's a reasonable fee for having the tire put on?

(My front tire looks fine)


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Bridgestone BT 023 tires are excellent and a good bang for the buck. They are sport touring tires. Good grip dry or wet.
I use them on heavier more powerful bikes and get 10,000 miles out of them.

What tires do you have now? The Dunlop d220?
How many miles did you get out of them.
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Personally, I love Michelin Pilot Roads. The stock Dunlops are OK, but they're gone as soon as I get within shouting distance of the wear bars. IIRC, my LBSes charge something like $40 each to mount and balance.

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honda already made recommendations.
dunlop d222 or metzeler z8 interect.

with your style of riding you ought to stay with ST tires. there are few tires better than those 2.

dunlop roadsmart 3
pirelli angel gt
michelin pr4
metzeler roadtec s01
bridgstone battlax t30
continental contimotion
avon storm 3d x-m

but not necessarily in that order. we have personal preference and sometimes we have some brand loyalty too.
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I use Pilot Road 4s. 6,500kms so far, no signs of squaring yet.

Pilot Road 2 or 3s do just as well.

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My rear tire is starting to square off a bit (though there's no abrupt transition from straight line to leaning - yet). There's probably a millimeter left before the wear bar is even with the surface of the tire, so I figure I've got a little time left . . . right?
I don't recommend judging a tire by the profile only. I just got a new tire which looked great, lots of profile, but I noticed that it was made in 2012. Tires still have about 5% of natural rubber in them and they dry out. If you can see cracks in the side wall you should have changed it already!
I'm not saying that your tire is old, it probably is not because your bike isn't that old, but thinking that since there is a millimeter left it's okay to ride may turn out to be a mistake.
I've also learned - the hard way - that an almost bald tire picks up nails more often than a new one.

Edit: I stick with Pirelli Diablo Rosso - pun intended!

Edit again: why are you looking for "not expensive" tires? Tires are what connects you to the road and can change the entire riding experience. My CRF250M was okay to ride with the stock IRC, was more fun with Michelin Pilot Radials which lasted forever, but the real fun started after I spooned on the Pirellis.
Before I spend money on adjustable levers, better fork internals, slip-ons or even bling I try to get the best tires I can get for the lowest price.
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i replaced my rear tire around 8500 miles with a DUNLOP ROADSMART 2 160/60r17. it looks identical to the stock D222 but seems to be lasting a little longer... i now have almost 18,000 miles and it looks like i have a few thousand more miles of tread before hitting the treadwear markers.

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I don't recommend judging a tire by the profile only. I just got a new tire which looked great, lots of profile, but I noticed that it was made in 2012. Tires still have about 5% of natural rubber in them and they dry out. If you can see cracks in the side wall you should have changed it already!
I'm not saying that your tire is old, it probably is not because your bike isn't that old, but thinking that since there is a millimeter left it's okay to ride may turn out to be a mistake.
I've also learned - the hard way - that an almost bald tire picks up nails more often than a new one.
Edit: I stick with Pirelli Diablo Rosso - pun intended!

Cracks in the sidewall are nothing to mess around with, that much I know for sure! Fortunately though the sidewalls still look brand new.

The Diablo looks like a nice tire, and the price seems very reasonable, but I just got done reading a couple reviews, and they say it sticks really well, but that it also wears fast. Has that been your experience with this tire?

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Edit: I stick with Pirelli Diablo Rosso - pun intended!
pirelli diablo rosso is a premium supersport rubber which is an overkill for the cbr for daily commuting.
but if we have lots of loose change lying around
why not?
(lol - no pun intended!).

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Bridgestone BT 023 tires are excellent and a good bang for the buck. They are sport touring tires. Good grip dry or wet.
I use them on heavier more powerful bikes and get 10,000 miles out of them.

What tires do you have now? The Dunlop d220?
How many miles did you get out of them.
I've got the Dunlop Sportmax that came with the bike. Right now, I'm at about 7,200 miles.

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Personally, I love Michelin Pilot Roads. The stock Dunlops are OK, but they're gone as soon as I get within shouting distance of the wear bars. IIRC, my LBSes charge something like $40 each to mount and balance.
What's LBS?

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honda already made recommendations.
dunlop d222 or metzeler z8 interect.

with your style of riding you ought to stay with ST tires. there are few tires better than those 2.

If by ST you mean sport touring, then that's what I'm leaning toward. I'm more interested in durability than anything.

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