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Old 11-13-2012, 03:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have run with pr2's. I liked them except for when braking very hard. Unless the tire was hot and the road warm to hot, the front would let go. I am talking hard braking. I went to conti road attack 2's. Much better traction but they are wearing a lot faster. I'll maybe try pr3's next though.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My vote gets the Pirelli Sport Demons with 1 size up on the rear to a 140/80 x 17. Second best thing I ever did after installing the Predators!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I love the Sport Demons (don't love paying for new tubes each time I change tires but I do it anyway
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Having tried. Avons (don't go there) Bt45s, and Metzlers I'm now running Michelin Pilot Actives and they are the best so far.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have run with pr2's. I liked them except for when braking very hard. Unless the tire was hot and the road warm to hot, the front would let go. I am talking hard braking. I went to conti road attack 2's. Much better traction but they are wearing a lot faster. I'll maybe try pr3's next though.
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Thanks Simmo, can anyone tell me what sort of mileage you get from the Sport Demons vs Michelin Road 2's or 3's ??
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks Simmo, can anyone tell me what sort of mileage you get from the Sport Demons vs Michelin Road 2's or 3's ??
I don't think the sport demons are dual compound, therefore I would think your better mileage would come from the PRs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Can't say for Michelin (and everyone rides differently), but I get 5K plus on my rear Sport Demon (and typically change front every other time I put rear tire on).
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I recommend the bridgestone battleax Bt-023. I have the bt-023 GT on my Griso 1100, which is about the same weight as the bonneville/thruxton. The GT version is not available in a rear size that will fit the stock thruxton wheel, but the regular bt-023 is, and it's a great tire. The reason I chose this tire, is because I've had trouble with other sport tires being dangerous in the winter until they warm up (I ride nearly every day, year-round), and this one has been great in every situation I've put it in, including torrential downpours.
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PR 2's are very durable and will give you high mileage. I would guess maybe 3 times the softer tires like SD's.
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My rear Sport Demon has probably used up half of the tread after 2700km, but I give it a bit of a hard time. They're fantastic tyres for the street though.


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