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99 ST4 tires

What's everyone running for tires on ST4 theses days?
My Dunlop q2's are old and worn.

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I run Pilot Road 5s, others run the Pirelli Angel's. There's others but I think these are the most popular.
I run higher pressure in the rear since they're softer than the 4s on the outer edge.
34/39 single or 34/41 2 up.

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On my ST2 running 3rd set of Dunlop Roadsmart 3's, decent mileage(4-5,000 mi.), no pushing the front or sliding the rear, good in rain, did a track day in the rain last fall, solid tire for aggressive riding. Added bonus, they offer rebates on purchases of tire and service.(37psi front, 39rear, I weigh 275 lbs., your mileage may very, Ha!)
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I'm running Pirelli Angel gt 2's with good success so far. Pull-offs were a set of Michelin Pilot Road's that lasted forever, almost 10k.
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My luck with pirelli angels ST's was not good, the first set wore out a rear in 1800 miles, air pressure checked before each ride, second set were GT's and on a few occasions (after approx. 2,000miles) had the front end push on downhill turns.
The ST's turned in better, wore quicker. The GT's seem to have a rounder profile, slower turn in , not as grippy, more miles.
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I had a number of the Michelin Pilot Road iterations on my ST3, great tire, very long life. Switched to Pilot Power RS, grippier but not very confidence inspiring. Hard to tell why, maybe it telegraphed more road feel than I was used to, maybe a little too much bike/rider (weight, not talent) on this tire, seemed like I was frequently pushing the front end. Mileage was okay 5,434...but my last ride (with flynnmon and the NEECM crew) completely used up the rear...first time I've ever seen cords. Towards the end of last season I put on the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. Very nice profile, the bike feels like it turns in quicker and I'm not feeling anything negative.

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Got PRs on both the ST4S and the Sprint ST. I'm not out to grind bits off of bikes anymore, just some "spirited" riding through the non-challengeing curves on the prairie. I'm happy.

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I ended up with Dunlop Roadsmart 3's, Found the source of my three-week weap, on the rear the alum valve stem was corroded thin now replaced. Did the front wheel bearings at the same time too, rears felt good. Now to wait for a nice day for a test ride...
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Wow.. finaly got a dry day. Hands down theses are the best tires i've had on this bike. Gone is the "brake shutter" that must have been the front bearing that was just a bit rough when spun by hand.

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