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    I'm approaching close to 4k miles on my bike for the year and after the next couple track days I want to replace the rear. (hey that rhymes) Anyway, is going with the stock tires the norm or is there something better out there? I like the size and the grip these have so I guess I'm leaning towards the same tire but if there's something out there everyone loves a lot more I'd be open to the idea. Also where's a good place to buy?
    some pics:
    http://fotki.com/BIGGY

    some flights:
    http://myflights.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Me, I'm a fan of the Metzeler Sportec M1's....

    4k miles, and a couple of track days left on it? I wish.
    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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    • #3
      What's the stock tire? Dunlop?
      some pics:
      http://fotki.com/BIGGY

      some flights:
      http://myflights.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        On the TLS they were Metzeler MEZ1's originally, they were superceeded by the MEZ3's.

        I think the TLR's came out with Dunlop 208's ?? Someone who knows for sure will drop in anytime soon.
        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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        • #5
          My rear stock is a Dunlop D207
          SOLD! 2002 Suzuki TL1000R - Blue/White
          Two Brothers Exhaust - YAFMS Remap - Ohlins Rear Shock - FSMD Undertail - Rear Hugger - No-Cut Frame Sliders - Custom Airbrushed Solo Tail Cowl

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          • #6
            4k mi. and last a couple trackdays? i don't think so.
            AFM #715
            Suomy, Leo Vince Exhausts, Stompgrip, Sidi/Motonation, Lockhart Philips, Sonny Engineering, RK Racing Chains, AFAM

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            • #7
              My 2002 TLR came with Dunlop 207's

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              • #8
                the 03s came with 208s and i know 02 and 01s had 207s.

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                • #9
                  m1 all the way.. nice and sticky.. and i hear that last pretty well.

                  My m1s are only about 400 mi in.. and I love them dearly!

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                  • #10
                    Due to a nail in my rear tire yesterday, I just got a Maxxis Supermaxx on mine. Not quite sure how its gonna handle.

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                    • #11
                      I have a Pilot Sport on the rear of my TLR and an Avon Azuro II on the front. I like the combo but will be going with the M1's front and rear next.
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                      My sig image busted the height and size limits.

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                      • #12
                        All TLR's come with Dunlop 207ZR's

                        M-1 for me 180
                        TLOTM:
                        May 2003
                        August 2004

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                        • #13
                          sd your 03 has 207s factory? i didn teven think you could get them. special supplier run early in the year i suppose

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                          • #14
                            Yep 207:dunno

                            Mine lasted 2900 before the thing was bald I don't know who would let this guy on their track with 4k on a set o'tires
                            TLOTM:
                            May 2003
                            August 2004

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                            • #15


                              track official are gonna laugh you off the course, unless they're morons...

                              The sportecs are the way to go
                              you'll never buy a different brand of tire after that...well maybe you will, but you'll afterwards for doing it.

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