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Old 08-Oct-2005, 08:41 PM
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Tyre life/Replacements 749R

I have done 2500 miles now on my original Pirelli Diablo Corsa rear and it is now due for replacement.

The tyre has never let me down, seems super sticky and I think 2500 miles is quite good for a rear ?

I was going to replace like for like as the front tyre is still mint but a local shop had some Pirelli supercorsas that he recommended ( Do not know which ones he had ) and also the same type Michelin that is fitted to the 999R.

I personally did not like Dunlops as years ago I had a set, not sure what ones , that had a really high profile and when the bike leant over it just seemed to drop. They might very well be better now but I am still a bit wary.

Do you reckon I would be better off sticking to the Diablo Corsa or change the pair to the supercorsas (Or Pros ) or the Michelins.

What have other 749R owners tried and what were their views compared to the Diablo Corsas, better or not as good.
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Old 09-Oct-2005, 11:52 AM
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Supercorsas are great track tyres but will take a long time to warm up on the road plus they have very little tread (in case you use it in the rain).
Diablo Corsas are a better road tyre and unless you do a lot of track days (then you will probably waste the rear in 1-2 track days) then I would stick with what you know.
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Old 12-Oct-2005, 11:02 AM
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I personally did not like Dunlops as years ago I had a set, not sure what ones , that had a really high profile and when the bike leant over it just seemed to drop. They might very well be better now but I am still a bit wary.


The thing is that different tyres have different profiles and circumferences, as well as that nirvana we are looking for super grip.

All this has to be taken into account when you buy a different make.

Some might say the profile of your original tyre was so low that you have had to adjust your bike to stand it on its nose to get it to turn. Adding a higher profile tyre is just going to make this worse.

So my sixpenneth is that you need to included what tyres you have when you set a bike up to handle to your liking, altering them is as different as raising your forks further through the yolks.

Dunlop 209 gp's mate, fantastic tyre. dual compound so harder in the middle to wobble around on the road, and with soft sides for ultimate grip on your track days! Works for me!
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Old 12-Oct-2005, 11:45 AM
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you mention the michelin's that are sometimes on the 999r. My 749R came with these (Pilot Race), i did not get on with them at all. the are ok when fully warmed up, but that does take quite a while. i did not like them on the road.
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I personally did not like Dunlops as years ago I had a set, not sure what ones , that had a really high profile and when the bike leant over it just seemed to drop. They might very well be better now but I am still a bit wary.


The thing is that different tyres have different profiles and circumferences, as well as that nirvana we are looking for super grip.

All this has to be taken into account when you buy a different make.

Some might say the profile of your original tyre was so low that you have had to adjust your bike to stand it on its nose to get it to turn. Adding a higher profile tyre is just going to make this worse.

So my sixpenneth is that you need to included what tyres you have when you set a bike up to handle to your liking, altering them is as different as raising your forks further through the yolks.

Dunlop 209 gp's mate, fantastic tyre. dual compound so harder in the middle to wobble around on the road, and with soft sides for ultimate grip on your track days! Works for me!

Quoted from the Jock guru I believe?
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Old 12-Oct-2005, 12:25 PM
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I personally did not like Dunlops as years ago I had a set, not sure what ones , that had a really high profile and when the bike leant over it just seemed to drop. They might very well be better now but I am still a bit wary.


The thing is that different tyres have different profiles and circumferences, as well as that nirvana we are looking for super grip.

All this has to be taken into account when you buy a different make.

Some might say the profile of your original tyre was so low that you have had to adjust your bike to stand it on its nose to get it to turn. Adding a higher profile tyre is just going to make this worse.

So my sixpenneth is that you need to included what tyres you have when you set a bike up to handle to your liking, altering them is as different as raising your forks further through the yolks.

Dunlop 209 gp's mate, fantastic tyre. dual compound so harder in the middle to wobble around on the road, and with soft sides for ultimate grip on your track days! Works for me!

Quoted from the Jock guru I believe?
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I have done 2500 miles now on my original Pirelli Diablo Corsa rear and it is now due for replacement.

The tyre has never let me down, seems super sticky and I think 2500 miles is quite good for a rear ?

I was going to replace like for like as the front tyre is still mint but a local shop had some Pirelli supercorsas that he recommended ( Do not know which ones he had ) and also the same type Michelin that is fitted to the 999R.
Mate,if you are happy with the Corsa's stick with 'em. (no pun intended!)
If you fancy a change,I can recommend Michy Pilot Powers.Very similar feel to the Diab's and 3k to a rear.Not the cheapest tyres,but hey,Dukes are not the cheapest bikes!

[Edited on 12-10-2005 by KeefyB]
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Old 12-Oct-2005, 06:16 PM
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ive tried diablo corsas,michelin pilot race & pilot power on now. they all good tyres. its down to what you like etc. for me,the pilot race are more track focused,powers are great for road however i havnt been on a track on them yet.
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Old 12-Oct-2005, 07:07 PM
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I have used 3 rear diablo corsa's (5000miles) and have just changed to 209 gp's (190Rear on the guru's recomendment,and changed head angle) absolutly fantastic,stable,turns on a sixpence and is a lot more agile.
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Old 12-Oct-2005, 08:14 PM
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Butch, I thought that fitting a larger rear tyre slowed the steering down ?
or is this why you change the head angle, if so how hard is it to do and I presume that it did make a difference, was this on the road as well as on the track.
Do you rate the 209gp as good as the three diablos ?
I also presume that the rear wheel is wide enough to accept a 190 tyre

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