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View Poll Results: Blackbird Tire Preference 2016

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  • Avon Storm 2 Ultra

    9 5.29%
  • Dunlop Roadsmart I

    0 0%
  • Dunlop Roadsmart II

    5 2.94%
  • Dunlop Roadsmart III

    7 4.12%
  • Dunlop Qualifier II

    5 2.94%
  • Michelin Pilot Power

    7 4.12%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 3

    15 8.82%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 4

    37 21.76%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT

    9 5.29%
  • Pirelli Diablo Strada

    3 1.76%
  • Pirelli Angel ST

    3 1.76%
  • Pirelli Angel GT

    25 14.71%
  • Metzeler Sportec M7 RR

    5 2.94%
  • Metzeler Roadtec Z6

    0 0%
  • Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact

    11 6.47%
  • Metzeler Roadtec 01

    5 2.94%
  • Continental ContiRoadAttack 2

    1 0.59%
  • Continental ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO

    1 0.59%
  • Continental Conti Motion

    4 2.35%
  • Bridgestone Battlax S20 EVO

    0 0%
  • Bridgestone Battlax S21

    2 1.18%
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-016

    2 1.18%
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-023

    9 5.29%
  • Bridgestone Battlax T20 EVO

    2 1.18%
  • Avon Storm 3D

    3 1.76%
  • Avon Storm 3D Ultra Sport

    0 0%
  • Bridgestone Battlax T30

    4 2.35%
  • Bridgestone Battlax T30 EVO

    7 4.12%
  • Maxxis Diamond MA-3DS

    0 0%
  • Maxxis Supermaxx M6029

    1 0.59%
  • Maxxis Supermaxx Sport MA-PS

    1 0.59%
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Thread: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

  1. #31

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    Rode up through The Snowdonia National Park at 6am yesterday morning, did ten laps of the Tandragee 100 course today and I aint fell off yet on my brand new Roadtec 01s. Unbelievably tight, narrow and technical course, 5 miles long. Just like a rollercoaster.
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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    Been a Michelin fan for years - especially 2CT's and PR3's.
    Tried PR4's and wasn't too impressed as they didn't have the same feel, offered slower-turning and squared-off quickly compared to the others.
    Now trialling Pirelli Angel GT's (offered at a discount, so why not?)

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    ok so the weather has been a bit spotty these last few days, which gave me the 'opportunity' to ride my new roadsmart 2s in the wet. they are absolutely phenomenal and confidence-inspiring in the wet. in fact, they have better grip in the wet than the age-old tires i had mounted before (which gave me lots of grief) had on dry pavement. excellent rubbers all around

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    I was all set to put a set of Metzler Roadtec 01's on the bird. However, I find out that they will not be available here in Canada. until the fall. So....may have to snag a set out of the US somehow.

    Rod

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    Try these guys. Been using them for years. Not sure about shipping to Canada. Just email them and they will get back to you fast. Have for me.

    METZELER STREET TIRES - American Motorcycle Tire

  8. #36

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    I'm looking to replace my rear tyre at the moment with a PR4. What reasons if any would there be to get the GT over the standard one? I do a lot of long distance riding, sometimes loaded up with luggage, but rarely with a pillion. A GT is only a few quid more. At the moment I have a standard PR3 on the front.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    The GT will last longer. Google it there good info on it.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    My google-fu doesn't seem to be doing so well this time.

    All I can find is it's for "large tourers likely to take luggage or pillions". Not sure if the blackbird comes under the same catergory as the FJR1300 or ST1300. Maybe not quite.

    If the only difference is it lasts longer then why have the standard? Is there a cost of it lasting longer? I saw one youtube comment saying it was less grippy than the standard, but anecdotal Youtube comments aren't a great source.

    Either way I'm leaning towards the standard, if only because it's more popular in this poll.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    According to what I've read in the past, the GT has a stiffer side wall to give heavier loads more stability.
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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    The GT has and extra belt ply in it for the BB's heavier weight.
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    I'll say it one last time

    I'm an Avon man with 42/42 all the time


    After 8655 miles
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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    So the GT is better for the blackbird all round then?

    Edit: In case anyone in the future is reading this and wants to know, I went for the standard as it was recommended on the Michelin website for the BB.
    Last edited by themusicalduck; 05-16-2016 at 3:16 PM.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by beestoys View Post
    Have a question in the sport tech's. Fellow rider had a set in the rain and said they were like riding on sheet ice and it wasn't coming down that hard. Anyone else had this same result? It pushed him down to 10 mph in the turns and the bike felt like it was loose all the time. It's not his riding skill either that caused it. I have seen him chase down a skilled track rider on a cbr1000rr.
    Not claiming an expert answer to your question but in my experience: Oils from the road (Asphalt-Tar) rise and mix with the rain, especially in light rain or first rain. This creates a very slippery surface.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by sixfootracoon View Post
    Not claiming an expert answer to your question but in my experience: Oils from the road (Asphalt-Tar) rise and mix with the rain, especially in light rain or first rain. This creates a very slippery surface.
    Agree on that point but it had been raining steady for a while and 3 others were not having any issues. What I believe was the culprit was low tire pressure. 36 psi causing the tire to deform and trap water under it.
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyw64 View Post
    I'll say it one last time

    I'm an Avon man with 42/42 all the time


    After 8655 miles
    I'm hearing you Mike.
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