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I have an '00 Sv naked.

Need a new rear BAD and the front is getting too.

What does everyone suggest for size/brand?

Where should I get em for best price?
 

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I'm very happy with my new rear Dunlop Roadsmart. It's 2 compound rear sport touring tire with a harder center tread for better highway miles and softer sidewall for better grip in corners. I commute 80% of my time on bike so wanting more miles is why I got them.
 

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I'm about to pull the trigger on a set of Michelin Pilot Powers, stock sizes F&R. Lots of folks say plenty of good things about them here.
 

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I'm about to pull the trigger on a set of Michelin Pilot Powers, stock sizes F&R. Lots of folks say plenty of good things about them here.
They are fantastic tires.. as long as you don't mind replacing them more often :). I'm actually thinking of going back to them after I wear these conti's out. The contis are great, but I like that little bit of extra stick from the powers.
 

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Best AllAround tire bang for the buck is probably either the RoadSmart or the Conti Road Attacks... grip, mileage, and wet handling combo is great...

PP2CT are good... but wear is less impressive and price at least around here is a lot more... but from what I hear they are good stickers.... I just need something less knee-dragger so the RoadSmart or Road Attack fits the bill
 

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Hrm. Pilot powers sound pretty desirable.

Where is everyone buying them?

and Should I just get em in

120/60W-17 Front

And

160/60W17 Rear

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Hrm I was looking at the Dunlop Roadsmart at CheapCycleParts.com and the price is certainly right!

I was also looking at the Dunlop Qualifier? They are near the same price as the Roadsmarts and seem to be advertised as grippier. Thoughts on the qualifier?
 

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Did anyone not see that post where I linked to the deal at CheapCycleParts.com .... here's the thread again...
http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=93888


$221 for a set of roadsmarts... shipped to your house in the USA...

I'd say if you're looking for tires right now, that is a pretty good price for a set... Normally shipping is $35-$65 at most places I found
 

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Hrm I was looking at the Dunlop Roadsmart at CheapCycleParts.com and the price is certainly right!

I was also looking at the Dunlop Qualifier? They are near the same price as the Roadsmarts and seem to be advertised as grippier. Thoughts on the qualifier?
Qualifiers are in the sport tire class similar to Pilot Powers, Sport Attacks, M3s, BT-016 and Diablo Rossos.

While the Roadsmarts are in the sport "touring" tire class similar to the Pilot Road/Road 2CT, Road Attacks, Z6 Interact, BT-021 and Diablo Stradas.
 

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My next tyres will be Roadsmarts, almost certainly... I guarantee they'll be grippy enough for all the riding most people do, even the slightly older Stradas and Roadtecs and Road Attacks are good enough for a decent trackday pace never mind typical road riding, and these are stickier. No doubt there's a few people that can genunely outride them but not many, and even fewer who won't already be outriding some major safety criteria before it happens anyway. ST tyres today are like black magic...
 

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I haven't used a front BT-016 on my SV yet, I use an 002RS, but I did run a set on my Honda Superhawk. At one point I did hate Bridgestone tires, but they really turned it around. The Superhawk has much more power and its a bit porkier too, but BT-016's stuck like glue. They also didn't wear too bad either. Plus, they were really cheap, IDK if MSRP is really low, or if my parts manager really hooked me up. Here's Bridgestones URL http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/index.aspx
If you end up getting a 120/70 up front, you might want to lower your front end just a tiny bit, the taller tire will slow down your steering ever so slightly.
 

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FYI PP 2CT are not for extra wear. The middle compound is still the same as the PP, but the sides are actually SOFTER. I run them on the track bike. I have gotten about 600 track miles out of them and they still have a few more in them.

PR2 (Pilot Road 2) are for longer wear. I run those on my street bike and they seem perfect for an all around tire. Excellent grip. Best grip ever in the rain. Tread life seems pretty good to me too.
 
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