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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Should i get a new back tire already?

Hi guys. Kind of a newbie here but finally got the bike ive been eyeing for a decade. 2016 yamaha r1. got about 2800 miles on it right now. havent had any opportunity yet to test out the bike at the track but hopefully before the summer ends i'll be able to.

Anyway, the question I have is related to the back tire on the bike. I'm still using the stock Bridgestones that came with it and the back tire's shape is starting to concern me. Since i do mostly commuting on the freeway 70 miles a day during the week, there is a noticeable flat spot on the tire. Right in the center. I'm assuming from the constant straight commuting on freeway.

The Wear indicators on the tread are more off from the center so its hard for me to actually tell how much wear is occuring on the center.

I'm gonna try to post a pic if i can figure out how to do that, but just kinda wondering what sort of advice you guys would have for when to replace it. I'm definitely not broke and can replace the tire right now if i need to, but dont want to be premature in replacing it since i do tend to be paranoid on occasion lol.

Also... the front tire still looks almost new... when/If i do replace the back with the Dunlop Q3, would be it recommended to get a new Q3 for the front as well? or is that wasteful and pointless?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 01:55 PM
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You've gotten well over a 1000 miles more than most of us on that tire..

You would absolutely be best served to replace the pair if you are going to Q3's...
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Ok cool. Thanks man.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Just placed an order for a pair of Q3's. I hear they're amazing. I was debating between those and the supercorsas.
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Supercorsa's hands down
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If the Supercorsa's are a 10 then the Q3's are a 9. But with you just using the bike mostly for commuting right now, I would have opt for the PP3. I had PP3 on my 600 track bike and they still rocked on the track. They slipped a little out of corners but very controllable

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Supercorsas are all good and well but i have a hard time justifying well over 100 more for a set of tires. I'm very very happy with my Q3's...plus in the rain the supercorsas are a bit frightening.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I was looking into the PP3's as well. I think they had way too much tread. I never drive my bike in the rain so I thought that was pointless. I don't really have the skill level to push the supercorsas to their limit. Plus with mostly commuting, I knew they wouldn't last long. The Q3's seem to be the best overall.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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I may get a pair of the supercorsas next year once I wear out my Q3's. We'll see.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Crap now I'm thinking twice. Can anyone comment on the longevity of the supercorsas versus the Q3s?
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how have you been eyeing the 2016 Yamaha R1 for a decade? are you a time traveler??


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Lol ok I see what you're doing there. I've been eyeing an re for a decade and I just got the 2016 one. I'm assuming you already know that though.
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Crap now I'm thinking twice. Can anyone comment on the longevity of the supercorsas versus the Q3s?
Q3 will last longer no doubt there but the Pirelli will grip much better just need a little more warm up time
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Ok. I'll probably spring for the supercorsas now I think. I found a pair for my r1 for $351. I've been reading about the shape difference and how they want to lean in more easily than the Q3's.
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Ok. I'll probably spring for the supercorsas now I think. I found a pair for my r1 for $351. I've been reading about the shape difference and how they want to lean in more easily than the Q3's.
Thats a cheap price where frame those might be the old version.i posted in your other thread ide recommend the q3
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The website is JakeWilson.com. They're the sp v2's. Thanks for the advice.
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The website is JakeWilson.com. They're the sp v2's. Thanks for the advice.
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My 2 Cents:

Lots of people raved about the S20s (direct competitor to the Q3) when they came out, but the only problem was the longevity. I went from an S20 to a Michelin PP3 on my CBR600RR and was blown away by the edge grip, the compound they use on the side is extremely grippy, yet the tire lasts much longer than the S20 and it has a lot of tread making ti a good performer on the rain as well.. I think it's the ultimate street tire regardless of how much you push. I also noticed that high speed stability is also better than the S20s, the PP3s made the bike feel like it was on rails.
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2800 miles...Thats not bad at all, I got 2400 miles. Went with Q3 since I commute and its still grips well for when I wanna have fun, while lasting long enough to not burn a hole in my wallet for a new tire so quickly. LOL.

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