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I've heard do not put 2 different types of tires. My front tire still has plenty of life left. I'm not going to replace the rear with another stock tire. What are you guys going to do when you get to this point?
 

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Curious, how many miles do you have on them?
 

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If you ride in the rain, I like any sport touring tire like Mich.Pilot Road 5 or Pirelli Angel GT. I'm sure there are more that are similar.

For a more sport feeling, I like Pirelli Diablo Rosso III or Bridgestone S21.

For a more performance tire, I don't know.

I think you don't need to have matching tires. Front and rear tires work differently. If you're front has less grip, you risk more when you brake (with the front brake) and when you get into the turn. If your rear has less grip, it may slip during the turn or getting out of the turn.

I have to replace my rear too. I'm between the Pilot Road 5 and the Diablo Rosso III.
Right now I have a set of Pilot Road 3. The rear lasted 8000 miles, mainly street, some track. I ride a N300 (still). Hopefully will upgrade soon.
 

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I've heard do not put 2 different types of tires. My front tire still has plenty of life left. I'm not going to replace the rear with another stock tire. What are you guys going to do when you get to this point?
Why are you not putting another stock tire on? That is what will help determine a better replacement.
 

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When they say two different types they mean bias ply vs radials. Don't ever do that. You can run whatever tires you want as long as they're both radials. Some people purposely mix tires to get handling characteristics they want. I always suggest put whatever tire on that gives you the most confidence.

Bridgestone s21's, 016s, are both good tires for grip. S23s are ok, T30s are sport touring and would probably be fine on this bike but I don't like them on my R1. I recommend Bridgestones because of the value you get with them. They're usually always running a $25 rebate per tire and they give me a lot of confidence.

It really depends on your riding style. If you're mostly commuter get something like a road 4. If you're a twisties/weekend warrior kinda guy then get something that's more in the hypersport category.
 

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I'm right at 4000 miles. I live in South Louisiana so all straights no twistys but this one road in the swamps. When I do get a curve I do try pushing it to the limit. I have a horrible flat spot on rear tire but front tire is still pretty much new. I haven't ridden in the rain yet I just take my car to work if there's bad weather. Not going to go with a stock tire because that flat spot came way too early. 68mustang405 you nailed it. So it's perfectly fine to mix brands? The internet mostly says the front and rear play a part with each other that they need to match or it can cause you to crash.
 

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If you want the tire to last, go for a Touring or Sport Touring type of tire.

If you want to push your limits (in the dry), then go for a Sport or SuperSport/HyperSport kind of tire. It'll have more grip but will develop that flat sport sooner.

You can't have both worlds in the same tire.

Check your favorite brand website and see what they have in 150/70 R17. You could also go 140 or 160 I guess.
 

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I'm right at 4000 miles. I live in South Louisiana so all straights no twistys but this one road in the swamps. When I do get a curve I do try pushing it to the limit. I have a horrible flat spot on rear tire but front tire is still pretty much new. I haven't ridden in the rain yet I just take my car to work if there's bad weather. Not going to go with a stock tire because that flat spot came way too early. 68mustang405 you nailed it. So it's perfectly fine to mix brands? The internet mostly says the front and rear play a part with each other that they need to match or it can cause you to crash.
:signlol: The internet says a lot of things! :grin:
I've been mixing tyres for years. At your worst you could end up with a weird handling trait, but it won't make you crash.
These days I tend to stick to the same model front and rear, it is the preferred option but by no means essential to do so.
 
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