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    i'm using dunlop 208 oem for my bike....
    so far so good....
    at first, tot the tyres weren't good enough cos if i consecutively drop 2 gears, the rear will skid....
    but after awhile, i got used to it liaozzzzzzz
    Only once where i haven even warmed up my tyre, i tried to go all out in a left hand corner later to find my front giving way, the bike sliding away from me....
    Luckily for me, as i close my throttle, the bike slowly holds back its grip thus saving my bike from any damage....Now...i really fear to go into any corner when the tyres r cold......
    thats my lesson....

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    i using BT-010 for my bikes.
    Gd Grip and warm up fast,long mileage.Remember to really get the Grip & tyre life from the tyre,suspension setup(why tyre skid not because road slippery) is important & so is tyre pressure.As for wet weather,i think even the best tyre also slippery.Correct mi if i am wrong

     

     
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    anyone here rides R6 and fitted BT010 on their bikes before??

    i'm riding one... the OEM pilots are going...

    and i need advice....does track like 4 times a year or less...

    anyone tried other tires?? wet and dry stability(very important cause also with pillion)??

    lean from 5mm from edge to 5mm from edge on SG roads... but is a slow rider... no top speed rides...

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    Dargon Cosa 2
    Te best tyres I have ever used.....super sticky.....
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    Have tried BT010 on my CBR 400RRR. They're OK for normal road riding. Not for pushing too hard. A little bit slippery on wet surfaces. Wear & tear rate still OK. Can last a while. Good value for money. But i think going to fit H rated tyres should be better for 400cc bikes. Will try maybe GPR70 next.
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    Have tried BT010 on my CBR 400RRR. They're OK for normal road riding. Not for pushing too hard. A little bit slippery on wet surfaces. Wear & tear rate still OK. Can last a while. Good value for money. But i think going to fit H rated tyres should be better for 400cc bikes. Will try maybe GPR70 next.
    GPR70 is H rated?How much?

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    Hi! I am new here, but do see some familar people.

    I am also using the Bt010 on my CBR 900 now, just bought it a few days ago.

    Very good leh, no complians at the moment. Can even feel the grip when I brake.

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    BT010 is Z rated meh? Doesn't that mean that it is not really suitable for 400cc bikes?

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    Bt010 for 400cc going at $240 before bargain at lab good deal...for those who have doubts in LAb BT010 ...let mi disclose a secret some big bike shops get their tyres from him aso....saw it with my own eyes...maybe can buy direct from LAB without installation and ask for a better price then bring to other place for proper balancing and installation ....

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    how is the comparison between Rennsports and Pilots ? pricing around ?

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    Jus my point of view wat for spend $$$ on Track day tyre like Metzeler Rennsports,Michelin Pilot Race 2,Pirelli Evo Supercorsa ETC.. Do u do track day often??? These type of tyre require different temperature to really warm up and give the Grippy grip.Does our road provide the right temperature???When u use them on road,the tyre lacks grip because of the road temperature.Just get Sporty road tyres like Michelin Pilot sport,Dunlop D208,Pirelli Dragon Evo,BT-010,Metzeler Sportec M-1 ETC...which is just nice for our road and some occasion track days(DON"T spend money on performance u don't or often use)

     

     
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    I share the same view.

    Although actually, i'm juz interested in the comparisons in terms of price and performance. i'd probably not hv them on either.

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    Jus my point of view wat for spend $$$ on Track day tyre like Metzeler Rennsports,Michelin Pilot Race 2,Pirelli Evo Supercorsa ETC.. Do u do track day often??? These type of tyre require different temperature to really warm up and give the Grippy grip.Does our road provide the right temperature???When u use them on road,the tyre lacks grip because of the road temperature.Just get Sporty road tyres like Michelin Pilot sport,Dunlop D208,Pirelli Dragon Evo,BT-010,Metzeler Sportec M-1 ETC...which is just nice for our road and some occasion track days(DON"T spend money on performance u don't or often use)
    It's a shame spending big bucks on super stickies that square off from pootling to work in two months.

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    Ya lor, spend so much also cannot take singapore roads as a race track right.

    So what for? Just go for one that is reasonably good on the road during wet days and it will last longer.

    In fact I think the BT 010 for my bike is really gripping the ground during corners.

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    For me .. AS long as the bike is 400cc and below, I prefer to use Bridgestone Bt96. It's the best so far I've tried. It's even better for track use. Very sticky. I am currently using GPR70 for my S4 (just to try out other models). Works very well during hot days. VERy,VERY well indeed. No complaints. But during wet day, can be quite slippery. Ever wobbled when going over the painted arrow on the road while going straight. BT090 to me is not as sticky as BT96. Some of my frens were sponsored with that tire for their race at Pasir Gudang and it SUCKS. They have to use their knee to support the whole bike while cornering instead of using the knee to gauge how low they go. If they don't support, then they will fall. It simply wouldn't grip. I'll definitely switch back to my prefered BT96 after my GPR70 had worn out. Cheaper some more ... heheheheheh.

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    They have to use their knee to support the whole bike while cornering instead of using the knee to gauge how low they go.
    Err.. that's actually a good thing. Later can show off worn-out kneesliders to friends.. wah.. like cornering god.

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    wahh..knees supporting the bike ah....not tiring meh?...wait like get until the stage where u knees r loose....wukakaka

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    it was raining these few days and feel that my rear tires are not quite gripping. i think i need to change it liao, haven't get it changed since i got the bike 2nd hand......

    i'm riding a super 4 version S. i notice my current rear is a 150/70, but i saw on the chain guard the number is 140/70. can i know what does the numbers stand for ? and what's the effect of putting on a different one from recommended ones ?

    any recommendations for what typres i should change to ? and which place offer the best deal in terms of price and worksmanship ? thanks ! first time changing typres

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    150 70/17

    150 means the profile of the tire
    70 is the ratio aspect meaning 70% of 150
    17 simply means 17" rim

    Super4 VS have a 4" rear rim. The biggest profile tat u can fit in is a 150 profile tire, however this will slow the way the bike turn.

    OEM size will be 140 70/17. base on the profile, u can see tat it is not mean for agressive riding.

    If u like to ride hard, u can use either 150 60/17 or 140 60/17. FOr me, i'll go for 140 60/17, it pays dividend when u encounter BMW corner at PAsir GUdang.

    using a 150 profile, u sould take note of the clearance between your tire and your chain guard. when the tire is heated up, it can expand by 7 to 8 mm.

    tire choice depends on how u ride ya machine, its very subjective.
    thanks i only ride my bike for daily transport, no hard riding. so by profile u mean the "width" of the typres is it ? no wonder i find the tires so close to the chain guard for my current ones...

    another question, will the type of profile affects fuel consumption ? so is the 140 or 150 make it more fuel economy to travel ?

    i'm looking for 1 that has more grip on rainy days, then follow by mileage. coz i very scare of slipping on wet surfaces, bad experiences when i was riding my TA200 last time, got phobia now

    my front is now using ME1, the motorshop change a new one for me when i got my bike... thinking of fitting the ME1 at the rear to match... any commends ? or is there better matching tire? thanks !

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    150 70/17

    150 means the profile of the tire
    70 is the [highlight=yellow:1f8ebfc46f]ratio aspect[/highlight:1f8ebfc46f] meaning 70% of 150
    17 simply means 17" rim
    Meaning what? What is 70% of 150?

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    150 70/17

    150 means the profile of the tire
    70 is the [highlight=yellow]ratio aspect[/highlight] meaning 70% of 150
    17 simply means 17" rim
    Meaning what? What is 70% of 150?
    that means the sidewall's height is 70% of 150mm.
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    Hello people,

    Me new to the forum so don't really noe how to navigate around...

    Talking bout tires i would strongly suggest u buy the PIRELI SUPERCORSA.
    They are actually tires for supersport racing but now come in 400cc friendly sizes. They might be a bit costly and dun last as long as normal tires but wat they do is STICK to the ground...If u tried it once u will swear by them, dun try any funny on rainy days though coz the tread pattern does cover to the edge off the tire. U can find them at UNITY for bout $350 me think. Well worth the money. The tire that sticks twice as hard last half as long.


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    [quote]Hello people,

    Me new to the forum so don't really noe how to navigate around...

    Talking bout tires i would strongly suggest u buy the PIRELI SUPERCORSA.
    They are actually tires for supersport racing but now come in 400cc friendly sizes. They might be a bit costly and dun last as long as normal tires but wat they do is STICK to the ground...If u tried it once u will swear by them, dun try any funny on rainy days though coz the tread pattern does cover to the edge off the tire. U can find them at UNITY for bout $350 me think. Well worth the money. The tire that sticks twice as hard last half as long.

    for my situation, i only ride my bike for normal daily transport. on dry road, feel my metzeler is ok already. how would more "sticky" better ? cornering ? if on rainy days this corsa type is no good, than i'll rather stick to others. somemore its so expensive.. i can change a few.....

    just my opinion

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    Wah.. supercorsa @$350?! How come so cheap? Is it expired tires?
    I bought my SC2 @$450. Changed 2 sets for my 1 year old bike 2nd set still using. Now cannot go track anymore with this pair. But can seriously consider it for touring after heat cycle ends. Very sticky for track. Heat cycle life span short, but very sticky meant for track.

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    Wah! so ex for normal road use? er.......... abit too much right?

    My by BT 010 with 130 from and 180 back only cost me $300 I feel a pain in my heart liao.....

    I ask about the MEZ too think it is the 1 or the 2 but the guy say it is not as good as the BT 010.
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    Forget about MEZ1, think those selling at super low prices are H rated, not sure if theres any Z rated....will let u know if theres any.

    Oh...MEZ is a yester year tire with obselete technology, they are fresh though..the latest shipment aer mfg in '01
    Metzeler ME-Z1 comes in three flavours: H, Z & Race (even softer compound.. but this one I think production discontinued already). They are early 90's design. Later superceded by ME-Z3, the main difference is that ME-Z3 uses steel belting in both front & rear whereas ME-Z1 has that feature for the rear only. Then the M-1 Sportec & Rennsport came up...

    Yes, Metzeler still makes ME-Z1s... which is quite strange. I had them fitted because they were the next cheapest after BT-010s which were out of stock the day my tyres went bald.

    My only criticism is that ME-Z1's price sure as hell doesn't reflect its age. For such a decidedly old design, ME-Z1's price doesn't go any lower than the newer and better BT-010. It really should've been priced right at the bottom of the sports tyre pile.

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    Some shops still sell BT96. Must go around and ask lah .. maybe LAB still have..

    P/S:ZZR-Pilot.... IF u got so much money to by knee slider ... then go ahead lor ... sliders are not cheap.

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    I dun think so .... TRy and press the tire with ur nails lah .. if still soft .. then ok .. if hard already .. then dun buy .. normally if the tire haven't been used at all .. it can last longer on the shelf .. if used already .. then the compound spoil faster on the shelf.

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    150 70/17

    150 means the profile of the tire
    70 is the [highlight=yellow]ratio aspect[/highlight] meaning 70% of 150
    17 simply means 17" rim
    Meaning what? What is 70% of 150?
    that means the sidewall's height is 70% of 150mm.
    So how does that affect performance?

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    So how does that affect performance?
    higher sidewalls means higher chances of it flexing during corners. Racers like it low, for stability during corners. Tourers like it high, for comfort during straights.

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    P/S:ZZR-Pilot.... IF u got so much money to by knee slider ... then go ahead lor ... sliders are not cheap.
    Err.. go ahead & do what? Did I miss something?

    Kneesliders can be had for RM140 a pair. That's under S$70. There's nothing hi-tech about them to justify forking out megabucks to buy a pair. Unless kiasu enough to want big brand names & metal ones that spark, IMHO they're not that expensive and they sure last quite a while.

     

     
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    guy .. sorry to interup..my bro riding cb900 and got skidded last week ... on the fast lane .. he is using bt010 kinda new tyres... luckly he didnt fall... so do u guys recomment to change the tyres or?.... this kinda of thing won't happen again?..wat tyre u guys recommend ?..
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    my choice of road tyre will be
    1.Bridgestone BT012
    2.metzeler M1
    3.Bridgestone BT010
    4.metzeler MEz3

    super corsa too exp for road use...

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    If u got the spare cash u can try changin to metzeler M1 its a new model cost abt $400+ for a full set
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    guy .. sorry to interup..my bro riding cb900 and got skidded last week ... on the fast lane .. he is using bt010 kinda new tyres... luckly he didnt fall... so do u guys recomment to change the tyres or?.... this kinda of thing won't happen again?..wat tyre u guys recommend ?..
    Thrashing freshly fitted tyres is a very silly thing to do. You've got to scrub them in first to get that slippery protective wax-like coating off.

    Do a small burn-out after fitting to clear the center of the rear, then ride normally but carefully for the next 150km or so to scrub in the rest of both tyres. Avoid full lean, sudden acceleration, hard braking & other heroics until after 200km to be safe. After that, thrash at will.

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    thanks guys for the info..
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    a quick way used by those mechanics in the track:
    apply thinner on a piece of cloth
    wipe onto fresh tyres....
    Quickly use sand paper sand the tyre until u feel the wax layer off...
    should feel a bit rough....
    then u are ready to go....

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    So, for the sake of ppl like me who dunno anything about tyre, can we come out with a list of road tyres(2B/2A/2) n their prices?
    thanks

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    for 2A and 2B sportbikes... i believe its DUNLOP GPR70 a pair below $350?

    as for class2 sportsbikes... Pirellis Supercorsa SC2... tried tested and proven... both on Pasir Gudang, and Sepang, on a 750 and a 1000.. and also been to thailand in the dry, and 600km in the wet back!!! u want the truth? so far its never given me any scary moments... feels confident even in the wet... and also stable at 290kmh plus... best to get at Sporting moto.. coz i always get mine there... hehehe

    as for Rennsport by MEtzler.. its the same compound.. as the pirellis.. just different cut for the water to disperse.. and best to get it from Motor Sales Ctr ubi..

    i sound like i'm advertising... hahahah but this is what i tried.. anyway the BT010 that came with my gsxr.. was abit worrisome in the track and after 5-6 laps... u get lesser and lesser traction at the rear.. and may start sliding around.. on the road is ok... unless u ride it hard like in the track.. then u will notice the same problems... still prefer the pirellis to the bt010s...
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    Question: Is it ok to get tyres narrower/wider than stock? On the same rims?

    I'm asking this because I saw these 2 SP riders in front of me at the stopped at the traffic light. You could see that one of them had a much wider rear than the other...

    Wider tyre = retarded acceleration, better cornering?

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    saw this site been posted up in STR, tot i shd share ard here.

    take a look.

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    Question: Is it ok to get tyres narrower/wider than stock? On the same rims?

    I'm asking this because I saw these 2 SP riders in front of me at the stopped at the traffic light. You could see that one of them had a much wider rear than the other...

    Wider tyre = retarded acceleration, better cornering?
    one of them using 120/80/17, the other probably 110/70/17.
    wider tyre does not means better cornering.
    its a very common misception.
    but smaller tyre does show faster pick-up.
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    Why does a wider tyre not mean more stable cornering? Won't a wider contact patch provide better traction in corners? What good would a wide tyre be on a SP then?

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    Why does a wider tyre not mean more stable cornering? Won't a wider contact patch provide better traction in corners? What good would a wide tyre be on a SP then?
    A wider tyre doesnt mean a wider patch. The contact patch will still be the same, unless u are referring to a deflated one (which is very prone to hydroplaning anyway).
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    Is there any expiry date indication on tires?

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    Is there any expiry date indication on tires?
    Expiry date i dun tink so, but manufacturin date yes there is
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    Why does a wider tyre not mean more stable cornering? Won't a wider contact patch provide better traction in corners? What good would a wide tyre be on a SP then?
    I draw a very simple illustration to make clear to you WHY a when u squeeze in a wider tire will not results in more contact patch.

    Take NSR150SP for example,
    The rear rim is 3 inch wide. the idea profile to fit in is 120. Hence u get a triangular shape.

    If u attempt to fit anything wider the 120, say a 140. The tire will adopt a less triangle profile and by squeezing them into a 3" wide rim, you are actually making the tire adopting a very FLAT profile....try drawing out a tire which is flat on top, then imagine is u lean the bike at an angle, is there less or more contact patch?
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    Why does a wider tyre not mean more stable cornering? Won't a wider contact patch provide better traction in corners? What good would a wide tyre be on a SP then?
    I draw a very simple illustration to make clear to you WHY when u squeeze in a wider tire, it will not results in more contact patch.

    Take NSR150SP for example,
    The rear rim is 3 inch wide. the idea profile to fit in is 120. Hence u get a triangular shape.

    If u attempt to fit anything wider then 120, say a 140. The tire will adopt a less triangle profile and by squeezing them into a 3" wide rim, you are actually making the tire adopting a very FLAT profile....try drawing out a tire which is flat on top, then imagine that u lean the bike at an angle, is there more or less contact patch?
    I see... thanks, does make more sense to me now.

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    Is there a big difference between mez1 and gpr?

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    Is there a big difference between mez1 and gpr?
    Difference? Err... the price? I think the Dunlop GPRs are created specially for 400cc & below. The GPR70 I think is HR rated. Not too sure about the 80 one.

    ME-Z1 is intended for 600cc & up but it'll also fit 400cc bikes. Said to share the same compound as the early Pirelli Dragons. Comes in 3 versions - the HR rated one, ZR rated one and Racing. Old tyre, but still pricey. I think production has all but ceased except for the ZR version.

    Performance wise, I dunno. I'm not familiar with Dunlops. But I reckon you'll only feel the difference if you ride damn hard. Otherwise, it's the price difference that'll matter the most.

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