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Need new tires

After getting the bike out from winter, I noticed that my tires were not so great. Even had some wobbles on the road.

Can anyone recommend some good tires to put on the RC? This will be for normal road riding, not track.


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Tire Traction Tirade.

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After getting the bike out from winter, I noticed that my tires were not so great. Even had some wobbles on the road.

Can anyone recommend some good tires to put on the RC? This will be for normal road riding, not track.


Thanks.

Hello, Gibbonater.
After reading the tire comparison article in Sport Rider magazine, about a year ago, I decided upon the Dunlop Q2, although the Bridgestone S20 was very highly rated, as well. Of course, now you have the Q3s & I still have my Metzeler M5 Interact on the bike, while the Q2s have been languishing in the air-conditioned Drivers' Room, that is being used as the "garage" to park my RC, for the last year or so.
And I only have about a thousand miles on the Metzelers.
Hmmmm. Thanks for the reminder.
I need to check out my Dunlops, before they come up with the Q4 (!).

Take Care.

P.S. Take care for the first 50 miles or so, otherwise there is a risk of a crash, if you lean before the tires are scrubbed in. Or maybe you can take fine grain sandpaper to them & rub off some off the film on those new tires. And STILL be careful.
Anyone care to chime in, rather than listen to a doctor who doesn't know what he's talking about ?!?
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This has been covered in a few different threads...but Bridgestone, Dunlop, and Michelin all have good tires.

https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/arc...hp/t-8945.html

Also, rc51.org goes over the difference in tire sizes...180 vs 190, 50 vs 55, etc...

I personally liked my Dunlop better than my current Mich's...but I'm gonna try Bridgestone's later in the season.

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I have these LOVE them... had the CT2's on my old bike and they lasted some 8-10000 miles isn, I didn't buy from Revzillla though search around and have them shipped in for you or find it cheap and get the local place to price match I'm sure you know this though.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/m...r-3-rear-tires

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BT-016 from Bridgestone have been a confident choice for me. They have a new S20 out too, which I hear are just as good.

Get a 190 55 rear it helps to improve the steering.



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Get a 195 rear it helps to improve the steering.

Did you mean 190/55?

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Did you mean 190/55?
Yes, sorry.....long day here I will change it.



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I'm pretty sold on the Bridgestones, but there's lots more choices out there. PP Michelins are popular as all get out, as are the Q2's

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My buddy has a real nice set of Q2's, the rear is a 190/55. I think he has about 300-400 miles on the tires and no flat sports or burn out.

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Just ordered me some s20s. $244 shipped for front and 190/55 rear. Pretty darn good deal if you ask me.

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