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Tire Options for our CB1100
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Ulvetanna Away
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
What I'm trying to pass along here is that the Z8 is an excellent tire which gives near-supersport grip levels (on the street, it ain't a track tire) while giving surprisingly good mileage, considering the grip.

No one's gonna get 8K miles out of a Z8 rear unless they're riding a very light, low-powered bike.

Hope that clears things up.

You need more than 8K, look elsewhere.
01-07-2018 03:37 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(01-07-2018 09:18 AM)Redbird Wrote:  An option I am considering is a Conti Road Attack 2 in 110/80 x 18 paired with a Conti Trail Attack 2 in 150/70 x 18. The tread patterns are similar and a BMW K1100LT rider reports that they are an excellent combination for his machine.

PR3 tires - Bike Bandit currently shows that they have Michelin Pilot Road 3 front in 120/70 x 18 and PR3 rear in 160/60 x 18. I believe Redbirds runs this combination. Don't know how many of each that they have but they show that they can ship these when I last looked less then 5 minutes ago.
I have the Conti Trail attack 2 150/70 on my 2013 and do like the tire , I just run 2lbs less pressure in the tire.
On my 2014 I run the Conti Road attack classic race 2 , very good grip in the twisties but go quickly square on the interstates.
01-07-2018 03:52 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(01-07-2018 02:25 PM)redbirds Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 12:34 PM)The ferret Wrote:  I never worry about the mfg date on the tire, I usually wear them out in 4 or 5 months at 2,000+ miles a month and I don't throw them away when they still have half the tread left. I don't take them down to chords, but I don't waste a lot of rubber either. I get a good mix of straight flat and curves to keep the tire wear pretty evenly across the tire. I am going to really miss the Michelin's on the CB. They are great tires. Not sure what I am going to go to. I tried Z8's on one of my Yamaha FZ-1's and they didn't last for beans on that bike, maybe 4-6K iirc. I had no issues with the stock Dunlops on the CB, handling wise and ran them to the edges, but they only lasted about 8K. which is at the bottom of my acceptable list for endurance. Never been a fan of Bridgestones. May try the Pirellis like Ptero. I value his opinion and if he says they are good tires they must be.

Just checked Revzilla website and see the Pilot Road 3 is still available there in 18'. Only the 120 front is in stock and that's the tire I've been using now for 3 years with zero problems. The 160 is in stock for rear.


I will check with revzilla tomorrow and if they have them order up a couple pairs, and put them in my stock. Thanks for the info redbirds.

If they don't I will check with Bike Bandit..ditto on the info Redbird

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01-07-2018 06:16 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
This is good news. I bought my last set last summer (knowing that Michelin had quit making them) and shortly afterward, they disappeared from both Revzilla's and Bike Bandit's websites. Good to see that they're back. I got the 120/70-18 for the front, as the 110/80-18s were already unavailable. I didn't really notice the difference running the slightly wider front tire.

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01-07-2018 11:09 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(01-07-2018 01:32 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Guth I believe they were grippy enough, don't remember how they performed in the wet, but I never fell down while on them and certainly rode in the rain. Have to admit longevity is a big thing for me in a tire. I'm not a road racer, so grip is relevant.

I'm in just the opposite camp. The age of my tires is sure to become a concern before the mileage is going to play a factor. So with that being the case, I'm more concerned with how the tires do in the rain (we get a bit of it here in Oregon) and while I don't "need" sticky tires, I certainly don't mind having them. Thanks for the input!

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-08-2018 12:48 AM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Ordered a set of the oversized PR3s from Revzilla today. Supposedly in stock shipping out of Indiana tomorrow, supposed to be here Thur or Fri. Will let ya know.

Thanks to the birds for the tip

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01-08-2018 05:03 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
I run those PR3 sizes on my bike. No issues.
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01-08-2018 05:38 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Good to hear. I've always ran the 160 rear, but the 120 front will be new for me.

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01-08-2018 05:44 PM
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
Just ordered a set of Bridgestone Battleax 54 Radials from Chaparral Motorsports. I don't deviate much from what the engineers/designers suggest on all my vehicles. I'm pretty much a "stock OEM" type when it comes to replacement parts. Bridgestones have served me well...no complaints.

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01-17-2018 06:39 AM
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Ulvetanna Away
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RE: Tire Options for our CB1100
(01-17-2018 06:39 AM)powerdogg11 Wrote:  Just ordered a set of Bridgestone Battleax 54 Radials from Chaparral Motorsports. I don't deviate much from what the engineers/designers suggest on all my vehicles. I'm pretty much a "stock OEM" type when it comes to replacement parts. Bridgestones have served me well...no complaints.
Those are going to work well for you. I had those on mine. Grip is good, wear is fair. Ride is fine.

The BT45 is not such a good choice. Bias ply, old school.
01-17-2018 09:56 AM
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