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The agreed tyre industry standard road pressures for this specification of tyre is 36 psi front and 42 psi rear.
so i guess that is normal, i upgraded from a 250r, so i really wasnt sure of the regular levels of a supersport. good to know, thanks.
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Here is the recent 2012 Sport Rider Magazine road tyre test:

http://www.sportrider.com/gear/146_1...t/viewall.html
My Metzelers got hammered in that test! Thanks, something to think about, I guess. I don't go to the track yet so it seems these won't stack up to the others there, but are fine on the street. Might need to reconsider.

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If mileage isn't a concern then I say Q2's also.


MOST..riders will not utilize the traction of most tires anyway, so it come down to longevity and pricing. For all the traction you get from Q2's, it comes at the expense of longevity.

Just something to consider OP.

I didn't care much for the Metzler M5's, turn in felt a bit slow, however slippage was predictable.

Very happy with my Pirelli Rosso ii's.

Also, like someone else mentioned..it's not gonna matter much if you don't put the effort into setting up your suspension properly for your weight and the tire. Spend some time learning how to read tire wear, it would be in your best interest.

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MOST..riders will not utilize the traction of most tires anyway, so it come down to longevity and pricing. For all the traction you get from Q2's, it comes at the expense of longevity.

Just something to consider OP.

I didn't care much for the Metzler M5's, turn in felt a bit slow, however slippage was predictable.

Very happy with my Pirelli Rosso ii's.

Also, like someone else mentioned..it's not gonna matter much if you don't put the effort into setting up your suspension properly for your weight and the tire. Spend some time learning how to read tire wear, it would be in your best interest.
yea im realizing thats the bigger issue here, have to take a crash course in suspension tuning once it comes time to ride again.

also, whats the recommended "scrub in" period, or is that just myth, i imagine them being slick initially
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yea im realizing thats the bigger issue here, have to take a crash course in suspension tuning once it comes time to ride again.

also, whats the recommended "scrub in" period, or is that just myth, i imagine them being slick initially
You have varying opinions on "scrub in." My opinion is take your time and scrub the tire in, not to remove mold release agent, though to get use to the slip of the tire so you don't confuse slip with mold release agent..lol

Never had an issue with tires though, still scrub them in out of habit.

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yea im realizing thats the bigger issue here, have to take a crash course in suspension tuning once it comes time to ride again.
Have a read of the following:

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Suspension set-up in my opinion is perhaps the most important modification you can make to your bike whatever the tyres you end up fitting.
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Truth!!

I went thru 2 sets, track them, road then hard and your them.
+8k miles on them. Love em and will be getting them again . I'm not sure which tire will ever change me . But until now , it's roads 3 all the way. And I'll be getting knobby tires TKC too.

You can get 5-6k miles out of Q2s which are a far superior tire as far as edge grip.

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You can get 5-6k miles out of Q2s which are a far superior tire as far as edge grip.

True..
I think when I ran thru 2 sets of q2 last year. I got about a good 5k or maybe a little over. But then most of them are highways. (Alaska).

By the time I was done with em. My edge had plenty rubber left..

I'll deff by them again, but for for the riding I'm doing I prefer road 3 for now..

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I have the Michelin pilot road 2 (2ct)

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Anyone know what the low temperature performance of the OEM Qualifiers is like? Have a new 2012 CBR and had the rear spin up on me today - only a couple of miles out and it was 46 degrees F but was not leaned over that far and was not on it that hard either. Love the PR2's and 3's I ran on my FZ6. A little less power but they do really stick, particularly in the wet. The FZ6 has a pretty new rear and am contemplating swapping it with the OEM tire after today. The PR3 lasts a long time and grips very well in all conditions, wet or dry hot or cold. PR2/PR3 rear life has been 9 to 11 thousand miles. I ride about 700 miles a month so just about the time it get really warm the OEM tires will be worn out.
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