Got Me Some New Rubbers

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by USMCsilver, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC
    Wow! All I can say is -- wow! My old front Battlax had 6700 miles on it, and the rear, it was purchased new when I got the bike. Why they put that on, I have no idea; later did I only learn that it was more of a dragstrip tire, even though I told the dealer that I wanted something good for some curvey roads. Granted, I've been outta the loop for a while, so I didn't know what I got when they mounted it. I'm back in the game now, and won't get scammed again!

    That Shinko rear that I had, well, pardon my French, but that thing was ****; no, not "de ****" -- ****.

    As soon as I pulled outta the shop and onto the main road, it felt like the bike was going to fall over because of the new tire's profile. I thought that the other tire I had on there provided a decent lean, but OH HELL NO! These new things make it feel like I'm traveling on a rail.

    Getting on the on-ramp, I carved back and forth and it felt so nice. It was so easy, so smooth. It felt like, well, it's hard to describe.

    Anyway, I'm hooked. Stupid dragbike tire; I sold it for $25 to the guy who installed it. My new Qualifiers ROCK! I can't wait to go out tomorrow and "play". Gotta get rid of those little rubber spikey things, ya know.
  2. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    Oct 3, 2000
    McGaheysville, VA
    I recently replaced the tires on my Nighthawk, and the difference in initial turn-in response was dramatic. I put on BT45 Battlax tires, which are definately not drag style tires.

    I had worn out my factory specified Dunlop k505's in 6 months (around 6k miles), the rear was worn more in the center and therefore less "round" profile. I believe most folks think thier new branded rubber is superior to their old brand because of the superior profile of the new unworn tires.

    Glad you're happy!

  3. Twisted10


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    Jul 10, 2006
    Olean NY
    qualifiers are good tires, my buddy flogged the snot out of a set at our last trackday. I prefer michelins or pirelli's though... pirelli supercorsas are the cat's ass on the track. :beer: