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So my 1000 needs new tires. I currently have Pilot Powers Sports(stock?). What should I get? This is my street bike and I commute on it, so I don't want a race tire. I want something that has good tread life but is still sticky enough for the canyons. How about 2CT's? I know they are really soft, but aren't they harder in the middle?

Anyway, any personal experience stories would be great. I am open to any brand, just let me know.

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Actually, the 2CT's have the same compound in the middle that the regular powers do and a softer shoulder, so these will not last longer than the PP's did for you and the edges will wear even faster. For longer wear, the new RoadSmarts are getting a lot of good reviews and they are a dual compound tire.
 

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ive had really good luck with the dunlop qualifiers, what kind of mileage you wanting to get?
 

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I got about 4000 out of the Pilot Sports. They have a lil left, but not much. The middle is worn more than the edges cause I commute to work on the freeway, so I don't really want to go softer.

What is a "Road Attack"? Who makes that?
 

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dunlop i think
 

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What is a "Road Attack"? Who makes that?

the Road Attack is Continental's sport touring tire

gets good credits, been on the market about 4 years now, don't be surprised to see Continental replace it soon
 

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Hopefully not much of a thread-jack, but... What tires DON'T track every crack in the pavement? I've got the OEM tires on my '05, and, to put not too light of a euphemism on it, they suck. Bike squirms all over the road on anything but the newest, most pristine tarmac. Any suggestions? What is it about the tire that makes it do this?
 

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Hopefully not much of a thread-jack, but... What tires DON'T track every crack in the pavement? I've got the OEM tires on my '05, and, to put not too light of a euphemism on it, they suck. Bike squirms all over the road on anything but the newest, most pristine tarmac. Any suggestions? What is it about the tire that makes it do this?
The center grooves I would think cause that. My Road attacks and Pilot Powers were affected much less by cracks n grooves in the pavement.
 

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The center grooves I would think cause that. My Road attacks and Pilot Powers were affected much less by cracks n grooves in the pavement.
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There was a road I rode a lot (Rock Creek rd) that has some weird groovings in the pavement, and on my stock dunlop front, it would try to track with the grooves, making for an uncomfortable ride. After I switched to the pilot Road 2CT's that disappeared entirely on that road. (I agree with the assumption that it has to do with the center tread grooves in the front dunlop stockers)
 
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