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I have the stock Pirellis on my 620. It is just about to roll 7000 miles. My mechanic said they are worn out due to taking off too fast! ;) OOPS! I may have done that um...more than a few times..everyday! Anyway, should I stick with the Pirellis or try something new. I have done a lot of riding over the last 6 months and I want a tire that will last and take the AZ heat. Am I a typical rider here or did I go a little crazy with my riding? How often do you all change tires? Also, what is a good/average price? Thanks! :)
 

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7K doesn't sound bad at all. My '00 750 came with Metzelers and the rear is about ready to be replaced after 3K miles, mostly due to the center wear. Too much straight line riding I suppose. I usually ride in the twisties near Bear Mountain in NY, but I guess getting there and running errands on the highways take their toll on the tires
 

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Adam: 7K is pretty reasonable for a set of tires, man. I'm running Dunlop 208s and am pretty happy. I may try the Pirelli Diablos next time.

Hey, the bike is up and running again. Haven't seen you in the gym lately ...
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My rear is about shot on my 620 at 4500 miles
Dunlop 205's

Front looks good, back is worn mostly in center (square). I am very careful with air pressure.
 
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Thanks for the info guys! Dion..I took a week off, then went to Vegas and finally got back in the gym today. I'll be getting new tires this week and we'll have to go for a ride. I know AZDuc is going on a big ride next month to the "High Country". I was thinking about going up to Sedona and meeting them and then staying at a friend's house in Flagstaff. I'l talk to you about it at the gym. Anyway, I am going to Cycle Gear tomorrow to see what their selection is for tires.
 

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Adam: 7K is pretty reasonable for a set of tires, man. I'm running Dunlop 208s and am pretty happy. I may try the Pirelli Diablos next time.

Hey, the bike is up and running again. Haven't seen you in the gym lately ...
dion
I just put a set of 208's on my Monster. They do not like wet roads! What an interesting ride in the rain. :eek:
 

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Luckily, we don't really have that problem here in the desert :p
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AZ, was the stock tire a Dragon or Diablo? I started with the Dragons, got a flat, found out the Dragons are no longer made, and tried the Diablos. I Belive the diablo likes to be warmer before it peforms properly compared to the Dragons. Give the Diablo a try but be carefull when they're cold.
 
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Desmo..yeah..they are Dragons. I'll keep that comment in mind. I actually looked at Bridgestone Battlax today. Any experience with those? They weren't in stock so I may order some from the site I found on the web last night. They were averaging about $50 cheaper then the brandname sites, i.e. Pirelli, Bridgestone, etc.
 

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I ran the Bridgestones on my KRS. The 010 is stickier and I ran one on the front. I ran an 020 on the rear and it is the prefered set up for the heavy 130 hp Sport Tourer.

You can use the same set up on the MOnster, or go with the 010's front and rear. They are a brandname tire and work very well.
 
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I ended up getting some Metzlers for my bike. They were about $230 for the front & rear. Already broke em in and all set to hit Vegas BABY!! Thanks for the previous info!
 
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