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Full bore tires?

I am looking for a rear tire for the RC. I am not made of money and am trying to find a fairly priced tire? I have seen the full bore m1 tires on a lot of the sites. Are they a decent tire. I have used Q2's and 2CT's.

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An earlier thread had BT-016s for $215/set.

I'd trust Shinkos before FB tires.



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On bikes, your life depends on the quality of the tires.
I also understand how life is with the economy and such.

So I'll simply say, shop smartly, and buy the best tire your budget will afford.
But also fit your riding style to the tire that's mounted.
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Save up your cash and get some proper tires. Motorcycling requires much more than the cost of initial purchase, i.e. tires every couple thousand miles, protective gear, more expensive insurance, more frequent maintenance, etc. etc. If you aren't prepared to justify or afford all of those expenses, you aren't able to afford motorcycling.

Simply put: If you think that having $250 for a set of tires means that someone is "made of money", I suggest finding cheaper hobby or a better career.




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Ha! Thanks b.miller. Being made of money is very subjective. I am a college student so $250 is a lot, but I'll keep your career and hobby advice in mind.

I am aware of how much a bike costs to operate as I have had some form of motorcycle for quite sometime. Probably not nearly as much as some people in this forum as I am only in my 20's.

Anyway, on to what the thread was about. I was more or less wondering if motorcycle tires were like everything else-You pay for the name. I was looking for a tire that possibly performed the same under a different name.


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About the only case of that is Pirelli and Metzeler.

I understand your situation, as I know what college is like. Just flipping you some shit. Try and ask around with your local track guys for take offs. Sometimes you can get a decent set for around $100 that will last plenty long and do just fine on the street. Or you can just sell that yamaha for your tire fund.




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You can survive with any tire

Like it was mentioned before adjust your riding to your tires. If you think an RC51 is centuries in advancement from a mid 70s bike the tires are millenniums in advance, meanwhile people survived on those skinny old tires to ride today.

If you are short on money now are you going to have lotsa of money next season? If not buy a quality tire that would last longer rather than buy cheap tires that would be junk in a few months. As far as I know Mich. Pilot Road 3 (or even 2 if they are relatively fresh) are much cheaper to run long term than even the cheapest chinese tire wal mart may sell you.
They provide amazing performance for being able to last 4-5 times longer than competitors.

Emphasis on riding conservatively on a budget. Lock braking, spinning, wheeling, are for rich kids with tiny brains!
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Excellent point Zerogara. When I think back on what I had for tires on my old Norton it makes my skin crawl. I ran Pirellis on my later bikes and had good luck with the Phantoms at the time. Not much fun in the rain on tar strips though, don't miss them days at all
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Econ 101

Well college boy... Study your Economics and the term total cost of ownership. Look on www.compacc.com for their mileage tires. They aren't a super sport tire but can be ran on a super sport bike in capable hands.



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An earlier thread had BT-016s for $215/set.

I'd trust Shinkos before FB tires.
The Bridgestone BT-016 were some of the lowest cost premium tires money could buy for a long time.
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