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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Tire suggestions, k6 1000 street use

I caught a nail in my rear tire, I plugged it for now. The tires now are pirelli diablos around half life, they came with the bike I am very happy with them but they are expensive I am on a budget I’d like to find something simular in quality they stick great and ride nice. I’ve tried shinko tires in the past I was not happy with them, I don’t remember the model but they did not stick to the ground very well, I would like to stay away from Michelin since I’ve had negative experiences in the past on my trucks and cars. I’d like some suggestions please.
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I'm currently on Dunlop Q3+'s, good reviews and I like them a lot.
Shouldn't be that expensive either.

Lots of good choices though
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Sport touring tires seem to be the ticket. Plenty sticky enough for anything you can throw at then in the street, and there have even been people who took them to the track in novice/intermediate and did well. And they're getting 3-4 times the mileage as typical performance street tires. Great in the rain. My next set of street tires will likely be the pilot road 5

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I used Battleax BT-016's and they were good on the shoulder and edge but the center wore fast. Granted, if the earth is really flat then the Niagara region is dead center...there is little here in the way of hills or the twisties that accompany them. Most of my riding was highway commute with some fun runs on the weekends and I got 3500km out of a set. Unless you are primarily a canyon carver BT-016's might be better for occasional riding or light track use, they aren't up to daily commute duty. I'd look at sport touring like Loppit85 said.

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+1 on Dunlap Q3+ tires. They are very good tires for the money and their life is longer with the plus version. I think there is a $40 rebate deal going on also.

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Q3+ here also and so far great traction and life on them.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Ty everyone so far for suggestions and info. It looks like I’m shopping for q3+ . Would it be wrong to replace only the rear tire? Lol
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I have replaced just the rear before because I would wear them flat commuting and the front was still good. I personally wouldn't run two different brands of tire. When I went from Michelin to Bridgestone I did it as a set.

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Sorry about your luck with Michelin on the car and truck but get a set of road 5's and never look back some really fast guys on run them and have never over rode the tire and the road 4 I had on my 1k got over 8k miles out of it

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I have replaced just the rear before because I would wear them flat commuting and the front was still good. I personally wouldn't run two different brands of tire. When I went from Michelin to Bridgestone I did it as a set.
I would have to question the sanity of someone who would switch from Michelin to Bridgestone.

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I would have to question the sanity of someone who would switch from Michelin to Bridgestone.
Bridgestone Factory is only 5 miles from where I stay, and you couldn't pay me to run on a set of them... I've seen too many bad things to where I wouldn't trust them on anything.

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Sorry about your experiences with Michelin’s on your cars but I cannot say more about the Michelin Power RS’s. Sticky Sticky Sticky! I had a set of Q3’s and I had to replace them at 60 miles.
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I just posted a request on perelli tires Verse q3 +. I have q3 and they are sticky and will lean to the edge. And the milage is good. About 4.000 pretty hard miles with some tread to go. But I dont do burn outs just ride fast and hard.

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Sorry about your experiences with Michelinís on your cars but I cannot say more about the Michelin Power RSís. Sticky Sticky Sticky! I had a set of Q3ís and I had to replace them at 60 miles.
Nice to hear, I'm going from a set of Road 2's to the RS's so I can help keep the power planted. I'm glad to hear you like them!

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Ok I still have not changed my tire yet, I just checked preasure and it’s holding good however between the 90-100 degree temps and rain I have not got a lot of ride time in this week either and the bike was not the first thing on my mind. Now it’s the weekend I would like to take a road trip about 100 miles each way for the weekend, the only thing making me 2nd guess not driving the bike is this plug , I’m certain it’s fine I’ve plugged a motorcycle tire before and probally put more miles in than I have on it but I can’t help to think I should maybe drive my truck instead. Smh
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I'm not an expert, and don't push my bike anywhere near it's capabilities, but I recently put on the Q3+ tires to replace the ones that came on my L1 600 when I bought it used- worn fairly flat in the middle. These Q3+ tires stick so much better than the Dunlops that were on it (and 5 years old). Much easier to lean through the turns at highway speeds, and so far good in rain, but I haven't ridden at speed in any torrential downpour (only once and below 30 mph. At the time I got mine one of the mail order companies in eastern PA had the set for right about 300 and free shipping! Plus that rebate RV6John mentioned.
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So did you take the bike? How is the plug holding up?
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I took the bike the plug is doing it’s job I had no issues. I still don’t recommend anyone else trying it ,it is still in the back of my mind that it’s probally not the safest idea....

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