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what is the best? love leaning on mt gts 300. currently using pirelli tires which stick very well in the dry.
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I can't help you compare other tires as I have only experienced Pirelli Diablos, but I can confirm they are very good on dry roads.
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Michelin City Grips seem to be popular on here but I don't recall many talking about leaning hard/cornering well with them versus other tires.

Posted to mainly follow this discussion. Sorry for not adding much to the conversation.
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I've ridden with both Pirelli and City Grips. Both are excellent - I wouldn't quibble about either for attacking the twisties. However the Pirelli rear wears quite a bit faster in the centre than the dual compound City grips. We commented on this in the 2012 Cannonball.
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Not trying to be controversial, but how far do you guys (and gals) lean your scooters over in the twisties? Are the tires the limiting factor, or dragging parts?
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DucatiTerminator wrote:
Not trying to be controversial, but how far do you guys (and gals) lean your scooters over in the twisties? Are the tires the limiting factor, or dragging parts?
Dragging. Gigi sports City Grips and road rashed crash bars.
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How far do your crash bars stick out? I'm assuming they decrease your cornering clearance?
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How far do your crash bars stick out? I'm assuming they decrease your cornering clearance?
In a left turn, you will drag the center stand first.
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DucatiTerminator wrote:
How far do your crash bars stick out? I'm assuming they decrease your cornering clearance?
In a left turn, you will drag the center stand first.
Thanks for the info. I may just have to lean the scooter over while static and have someone take pics so I can see the limits before I get stupid and go try to find them while riding, lol.
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They stick out several inches and the right front corner gets the grief. My husband routinely drags his kickstand in lefties on Heidenau tires.
I will modify my riding style to allow for a more upright lean angle.
I will modify my riding style to allow for a more upright lean angle.
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Thank you. I definitely won't be running crash bars. Looks like I'm just going to have to hang off on left hand turns
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