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Best tires for the RC51

Well my stock rear is finally getting worn down and it's time to get some new rubber. What's the best tire for the money that I could track as well as street with?
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Well my stock rear is finally getting worn down and it's time to get some new rubber. What's the best tire for the money that I could track as well as street with?

I would go check out the sales at sportbiketrackgear, they have some kick as deals on tires and shipping is free.
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Check out these guys, their prices are great, like $130. for a tire with a list of $228! and their shipping is $9. from west to east coast. I'm leaning towards a sport tour tire myself. I'm going to try the AVON Storm ST. I've got one on the rear of my CBR, feels great!

http://www.motorcycleproshop.com/tires.asp

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Those are good sites, quick question, anybody do a 180/55 or 190/55 on the rear or should I stick with OEM size?
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Those are good sites, quick question, anybody do a 180/55 or 190/55 on the rear or should I stick with OEM size?
180 is the way to go on the rear.....period!!!!

BTW, for a huge amount of information, check out the mod page on rc51.org. It has directions for the flapper mod, soft rev limiter removal and a host of other things.

Good luck with the bike.

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180 is not the way to go. Go with the 190/55 you'll be much happier
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Ditto the 190...
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Dunlop Sportmax 180

I Have Found That The Dunlop Sportmax 180 Is Fantastic. When You Are Sliding Through The Corners And If You Are Brave Enough To Stay On The Throttle The Dunlop Will Keep Giving You The Grip You Want They Have Never Failed I Tried Pirreli And They Were Recalled And Bridgestones Sidewalls Are Not Stiff Enough In The Sidewalls. I Change My Tires Every 4000 Miles Any Longer On These Tires And They Start To Lose There Handiling Ability I Have 16000 Miles On My Bike And The Rc Loves Em. Ps Your Stock Tire Just Wore Out? Do You Ride It?
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I am useing mich power race 2ct they are like glue on the track and there are some good deals on know at motorcylewarehouse.com they compare and rate many different tires.

Check it out
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If you want a good street/track tire you can't go wrong with either the Michelin 2CT's or the Dunlop Sportmax. If you want good track/street tire try the DOT race tires from either Dunlop or Michelin. With those however, you can throw out the idea of "mileage" on the street. They will wear out a lot faster...
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