Tire Choices

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What are the next tires will you be putting on the H2SX?

Bridgestone S21 (Stock Tires)
6
11%
Bridgestone T31
0
No votes
Pirelli Angel GT
10
18%
Michelin Road 5
15
27%
Dunlop Roadsmart III
2
4%
Bridgestone RS10/RS10R
0
No votes
Pirelli Diablo ____ (There's a few, comment which one)
5
9%
Michelin Pilot Power/Power RS
7
13%
Dunlop Q4
2
4%
Other (Specify in Comments)
9
16%
 
Total votes: 56

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Re: Tire Choices

Post by PhukDD » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:39 pm


Burmashave wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:40 pm
PhukDD wrote:
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Jnstebbs318431 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:32 am
These new pirelli angel gt 2 are amazing, they dont slip ever and just keep gripping
That is good to know. I just put a set on but have not had a chance to get out and flog them yet.
I flogged the new tires last weekend. And I really like them. They do a weird shimmy on milled asphalt, but I think that is any tire.
I think it's a function of the rain groove that runs around the tire. I'm not a big fan of the rain groove because I don't do a lot of riding in the rain. On the other hand, it's not a big deal, and I'm liking my GT' 2's so far.

Where I ride, one of the important factors to me is how well the tires regrip after hitting tar snakes in a corner, and the GT 2's do a very good job at that. As far as the Michelins go, one of the comments that had snake bit me (no pun intended) was that they do a poor job of regripping when sliding off tar snakes. Some of the roads up here in upstate NY are nothing but tar snakes, so it matters to me.
I have thought I was going to die on tar snakes on Michelin’s before as well. In a hard corner blinded by the sun last weekend I hit a baseball sized rock. The front tire flew in the air( I thought I wanna going to die) then re-gripped and finished the turn. They won my vote of confidence.
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by russellmc » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:50 pm


Likely replacing the Michelin Road 4 GT which replaced the stock tire (at 6k miles) with the same Road 4 GT. I am at 14.5k miles now and the rear is to the wear bar. The front isn't far behind so will replace both. Would likely go Road 5 if GT was available.
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by Vex » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:40 am


I'll be getting the Pirelli Angel GT II's (again, but for this bike). I ran them on my ZX-6R, and my buddy runs them on his Tuono 1100RR. Superb tires.
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by Prof J » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:12 am


Vex wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:40 am
I'll be getting the Pirelli Angel GT II's (again, but for this bike). I ran them on my ZX-6R, and my buddy runs them on his Tuono 1100RR. Superb tires.
rough expected mileage with these?
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by yyczed » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:33 pm


I live in Western Canada, which means lots of crappy riding conditions. The stock Bridgestone S21s are definitely not up to dealing with any kind of weather: the front tucks and the rear slides on pretty much any corner taken briskly in cold rain.

My next tires will be Michelin Pilot Road 5 because I did nearly 10,000km on a set in May on another bike and I was really impressed. With conditions from several inches of snow and below freezing temps in Utah, to railing through Arizona in over 100F, I never had a single moment on them.
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by Vex » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:10 pm


Prof J wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:12 am
Vex wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:40 am
I'll be getting the Pirelli Angel GT II's (again, but for this bike). I ran them on my ZX-6R, and my buddy runs them on his Tuono 1100RR. Superb tires.
rough expected mileage with these?
Honestly, I usually change these out before they're fully done, because no matter what you do they will get squared off at some point. The last set that I had lasted 2 trips up and down the coast before I decided to swap them out, so around 7,000 mi. I didn't _need_ to swap them out yet as there was plenty of tread left, they were just squared off. I could've easily gone another 3k on them.

I saw a guy who had the original Angel GTs on his ZX-14R with around 12,000 mi on them and he was still riding on them with no concern.

I'm a huge Pirelli guy, and the Angel GT series has been phenomenal the entire time we've used it. They have withstood rain, light snow (don't recommend that), hot summer days, and canyon carving above 140 mph.

There are (or were) very few reviews on the tire, so my buddy did a vid reviewing them on his moto vlogging channel:
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by CoolDaddyGroove » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:09 pm


He lost me at "Tire Dressing"
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by JustinP » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:20 pm


Just got back from a 4 day New Mexico trip. Hit lot's of twisties. Here's the Road 5 with 4000 miles on it. Did a respectable job, but just doesn't give me the same confidence the stock s21's did. And the transition from the hard to soft compounds is definitely noticeable. However, given the increase in longevity, I'd say they do a pretty darned good job. Going to try the Angel GT II's when these are done. High score for this trip with the Road 5's is 49/51.

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Re: Tire Choices

Post by Prof J » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:26 am


JustinP wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Just got back from a 4 day New Mexico trip. Hit lot's of twisties. Here's the Road 5 with 4000 miles on it. Did a respectable job, but just doesn't give me the same confidence the stock s21's did. And the transition from the hard to soft compounds is definitely noticeable. However, given the increase in longevity, I'd say they do a pretty darned good job. Going to try the Angel GT II's when these are done. High score for this trip with the Road 5's is 49/51.


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Have you tried the S22's?
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Re: Tire Choices

Post by Prof J » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:32 am


I'm considering a set of Continental Sport Attack 3 for more miles. On my OEMs right now I'm at about 2400, and doing pretty good.
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