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Offline allclaret

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pilot 2's
« on: 12 June, 2007, 08:49:56 PM »
i am having pilot 2's fitted monday anyone got them ? and what are they like compared to bt 57's?
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Re: pilot 2's
« Reply #1 on: 12 June, 2007, 10:15:35 PM »
 :465:Hi , how many miles did you get out of your 57s????? regards gilly

Offline barry7

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« Reply #2 on: 12 June, 2007, 10:31:44 PM »
Check out my other posts on Pilot 2's but all in all FANTASTIC after BT57's go and get them fitted you will love them!

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« Reply #3 on: 13 June, 2007, 10:16:01 AM »
Just had a Pair of Pilot Road 2's fitted, seem pretty good at the moment but it's not rained yet.
So far 19,800 miles covered atll BT 57 so far, BT57 rear changed at 9,800 and 19,800, front at 14,500, and 19,800, there was probably about another 9,000 to go on the front. BT57 experience was mostly ok, first 3-4,000 miles is quite grippy, but does tend to sqaure off, then you are having wandering over white lines and overbanding, and even worse in the wet. If you were rich enough to change the rear at 4-5,000 miles then I think you would'nt have a problem, but persoanlly I think you need a rear tyre that lasts 10,000 miles.
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« Reply #4 on: 13 June, 2007, 01:11:58 PM »
My Piolt Road 2's arrived yesterday, having them fitted on Saturday.

*Originally Posted by Ratty [+]
BT57 rear changed at 9,800 and 19,800, front at 14,500, and 19,800,

Just out of interest how did you manage to get 10k miles out of your rear tyre. Most I have ever got is 4.5k, hoping the dual compound on the Road 2's will help me get more miles out of my rear tyre.

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Offline Ratty

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« Reply #5 on: 13 June, 2007, 01:25:30 PM »
To extend teh tyre life I woudl suggest lots of sweeping country roads, try to avoid dual carriageways, plenty of moto gp tyre warming side to side stuff to get rid of the flat edges, no track days and not too many  extended > 90 MPH stints....sounds a bit boring but it's not!

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« Reply #6 on: 13 June, 2007, 03:56:45 PM »
Ratty,

Can't avoid all that I'm affraid. 104 mile round trip commute 5 days a week, most of which is motorway and dual carriageway.

Oh well will have to see what life I get from the Road 2's

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« Reply #7 on: 14 June, 2007, 11:37:08 AM »
had pilot's fitted in may,
just done 1800 mile trip all around france,germany and the alps hit all weathers no problems at all well worth having.
by the way had pilot 1 before 12000 miles rear down to 1mm mix of motorway-a roads :028:

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« Reply #8 on: 14 June, 2007, 06:01:55 PM »
Motorrad had a test on sport touring tires. The results :



and the article (in German) HERE

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« Reply #9 on: 17 June, 2007, 06:42:58 PM »
cheers all! i got 5500 miles out of the back and the front would not see out another rear so i am getting a pair, that article is interesting but i used to have roadtec on my hornet and had a bad experience with a front one(so bad that pirelli who own metzeller paid for a new tyre,call out and fitting, breakdown recovery,storage overnight,petrol expenses to recover my bike,replacement ultraseal and basically the tyres were good but when the front let me down it let me down big style and had it not been for the ultraseal i could well have not been here to tell the tale).
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