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Hi everyone has anyone experimented in changing tyres to different sizing?
I had fantastic experience with Michelin Pilot power 2CT tyres with my Hayabusa. They are a full sports tyre with capability of lean angle to approx 52 degrees. Super sticky but good wearing (I got close to 8000kms from my rear - with lots pillion work and spirited riding) Have the appropriate speed rating too. Only drawback was that they were crap in wet conditions, but because my H2 is going to be a weekend ride I don't think it will see too much of that.....
However they only come in a 190/55 sizing. My reasoning is that this tyre may fit the 6 inch rim on the H2 even better than the standard H2 200 tyre does.
Any experience or thoughts? I believe the standard H2 tyres don't like sat long?
What sort mileage normally sees them out?
Cheers
Jeffro ;)
 

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Correction

End my thread should say....
I don't think the Standard H2 tyres don't last that long...;)
 

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My stock RS10's lasted me 1600 miles. I've had pilot powers on previous bikes. I would consider the stock RS10 a better class of tire than the pilot power, but either should be plenty for street use. I put a 190 on after my stock tire so you should be good.
 

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My Stock tyres lasted 1,500 ks I recommend Metzler 7r tyres will do all you need to and are great in the wet as well.You can still stick with the 200 size as the profile is steep .My bike has 18,000 ks on it has done broadford and phillip island but spends most of its time in the mountains.I average about 4.500 ks from these tyres on my zx9r the same tyres I will get around 6500 ks
 

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My bike has 1,700 miles on the odo' and is nearing the end of it's second rear and first front RS10. Over two seasons of land speed racing the bike has done around forty standing-mile runs and some mixed road riding.

I've stayed with the OE tyre, I race with TC off and never had a moments concern about grip or their ability to withstand multiple high speed runs.
 

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I killed my rear after 1200 miles and am now on DIABLO ROSSO III which after 500 miles have felt great and seem to be lasting longer than the RS10 but thats with the 200 rear tyre size

Worth looking into.
 

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Similar experience with those same Michelin's on my street driven ZX14. I have 190/55 on the H2 now and they are confident and turn in well. The BS's seemed more neutral but not bad. I had a 190/50 in the garage I mounted but it would cause the TC to stutter so I took it off. It you crank up the HP you may need stickier center tread than the long wearing 2CT to deal with it $.02.
 

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LOL! can't believe you guys were getting those kind of miles out of your stock tires.
this was the RS10 that came on my bike, cooked after 500 miles

 

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RS10 is a cheap tire of 170 us$ in revzilla as reference, try a 270 MSSEVO us$ trye (in revzilla again) and you will discover a new bike.

RS10 are great at track days but they become slipper very soon too, making them last over 1000 miles is only at the cost of not getting fun on the bike.

If you want to keep traction over 2000 miles Michelin Super Sport will tell you a different story, and from day 0, is head to head with RS10... i'm not able to tell you big differences (walls in SS are harder than in RS10 so less pressure and different shock setup should be done for a good lap time comparission, things I did not)
 

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I only run Dunlop GPA Pros on the track & street, and they last a long time!
 
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