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Smiley Gladhands
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I am trying to decide which tires to buy for my 929. I am torn between the Dunlop 208's and the Metzler M-1 Sportec's. I was going to buy the new Michelin Pilot Power's, but Michelin hasn't released them in the US yet. I have been debating this long enough...I will buy tires within the next two weeks. I would just like to hear from people who have experienced both and can give me the pros and cons of each. Also, if anyone knows of a better choice, or a tire they prefer over these, please let me know. Thanks in advance. BTW...I almost exclusively ride on the street.
 

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Gixxer_Six2003 said:
Go with the Pirelli Diablo. It's pretty much the same tire as the M1, only it is made thicker in the center for longer life.
Diablo's or Diablo Corsa's?
 

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i have had both on my zx9r. with the 208's, i was unconfident when it came to coming out of a turn. they always seemed to break loose on me. the m1's are so much better IMO. the rear-end has only tried to come around on me a couple of times. last week was the first time out in the rain with them and they performed very well. if you plan on riding in the rain, the m1's can handle the job very well.
 

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I wish there was a way I could try out different tires without having to buy them. Everyone seems to have difference opinions about tires. I guess I will have to buy them to find out if I like them or not. I just hate the thought of spending over $300 on something that I might hate. Thanks for all of the replies guys1
 

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I have rode bikes with Bridgestone 020's, Sportec M1's and Dunlop 208's.

Handling it goes

1) Sportec M1's
2) Bridgestones
3) Dunlop 208's
 

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Gixxer_Six2003 said:
Freeky check your PM's. Flatout should be able to get ya the Diablos for under $250 shipped.
I paid $228.44 for my Sportec M1's from parts411.com

ORDER DETAILS
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Qty Product Price ExtPrice
PartNumber

1 SPORTEC M-1 120/70ZR17 FRONT $87.36 $87.36
110-13218-PU
1 SPORTEC M-1 180/55ZR17 REAR $111.23 $111.23
110-13220-PU
1 Ground (exclude Alaska & Hawaii) $29.85 $29.85


TOTAL: $228.44
 

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Gixxer_Six2003 said:
Yea, the 190/50 Diablo rear for his 929 is $127.98 , the front is $90.64 120/70 , same prices as Parts411, because those are the best I can find online. Only difference is, Slava only charges $14 to ship a pair of tires. For a total of $232.62
whats your front tire size? i think i bought the wrong size
 

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www.ronayers.com can beat that on M1s. $6 a tire to get shipped. Check it out....I've ordered from there a couple of times and always had good results.

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Gixxer_Six2003 said:
120/70ZR17

ok thanks.. guy i bought my bike from had a 190 on the rear.. just making sure the front was ok.. i know my cousin's R6 is 120/60 and my friends zx-6r is 120/65
 

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XRedJar said:
www.ronayers.com can beat that on M1s. $6 a tire to get shipped. Check it out....I've ordered from there a couple of times and always had good results.

Peace

No doubt, I've heard good things from there.

But....

The 180/55 Pirelli Diablo is $121.20 + $6 to ship it.

I got mine for $121 shipped from Flatout.
 

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even though i got all my performance stuff from parts411.com i did buy replacement screws, and other stuff from ronayers.com they have great customer service
 
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