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post #31 of 39 Old 05-13-2015, 12:28 PM
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Anyone consider trying a bit harder compound in the rear to compensate for that 'extra' wear?
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I'm considering this...but the grippability with THIS bike might be compromised...I really don't know.I'd like to try the PR4's actually...they gave me really good mileage on my 14r.Grip was very good with the weight of that bike.Not sure what the reasoning was from Kawasaki with the 200 profile.



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I'm considering this...but the grippability with THIS bike might be compromised...I really don't know.I'd like to try the PR4's actually...they gave me really good mileage on my 14r.Grip was very good with the weight of that bike.Not sure what the reasoning was from Kawasaki with the 200 profile.
Torque probably...

How about a dual compound?
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Torque probably...

How about a dual compound?
Yep, I remember reading that the wheel are knurled or slightly ribbed at the bead where the tire seals. This was to ensure, due to the torque output of the motor, that the tire does not spin on the wheel.
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Yep, I remember reading that the wheel are knurled or slightly ribbed at the bead where the tire seals. This was to ensure, due to the torque output of the motor, that the tire does not spin on the wheel.
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New five-spoke star-design wheels are finished in black and polished aluminum. As you’d expect on such a machine, the inner faces of the rim flanges on the H2R are knurled to prevent tire slip. The closed-circuit, non-DOT bike is delivered with 120/600R-17 and 190/650R-17 Bridgestone slicks. For the A-spec road-legal bike, tires are Bridgestone Battlax RS10SG.
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I wouldn't put anything less that the Bridgestone or Super Corsa's SV2's.... Dual compound are great for less power but if you flash this girl you had better have something soft on there.....
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I'm opening a savings account for new tires starting tomorrow.
There ain't gonna be a cent in that savings account ...
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First run today with Metzler M7R tyres front and rear in the twisties with a mix of wet and dry roads.Result All good plenty of traction and steering also pretty neutral,change of direction mid corner no problem (bloody log trucks).I have always like Metzler tyres used to rum M3s then run M5s which were better in the wet,now with these M7s I am pretty happy with them.Worth putting on in my opinion and going on the wear from my normal mountain run that I do they will certainly wear better than the bridgestones fitted as stock offer just as good grip in the dry and much better in the wet.
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After 1300km I got some milimeters to the minimum. :/ 800km was slowly riding under 4000rpm ? this badass get a tirekiller.
Tomorrow I go in to the black forest to give the tire the rest. After that I will instal a new set from the BS and after this set I tried the new Michelin.
It's funny I was for my first time in the blackforest (schwartwald) last weekend but without H2
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