If I'm going to replace my rear (D207), and I wanted to replace it with a different tire (say D207RR or Bridgestones 010), would I need to replace the front at the same time?
Hu99 said:I would recommend changing the front tire if you're going to change to another brand or type. If you stay with D207's then it's not neccessary, but all the Brit mags say it's essential to have the same tread pattern at front and rear. I'm sure you wouldn't notice it around town, but when you start getting on 'er on the highway, you'd find a difference.
Human said:Adam, first wanted to remind you that you will need to take other people's advice on tyres with a grain of salt unless they have the same bike as yours,
as far as I know it's ok to go with different makes or styles, as long as they aren't too different.....
on my old 600R I used to run a Dunlop K951 and a Bridgestone 1010 no problems, the 1010 really lasted, had done like 15,000 on it and there was still a lot of thread on it...
I already have a set of Dunlop 207 front and 205 rear waiting for me at BK...bought them during the sale....so when times comes for tire change in the summer, most of the expense is taken care of....
BMatthews said:Someone with a 9R over at SBN asked this once. He ended up getting the BT010 to go with his old 207 front until he could get some money together for the new front. Well in this case it worked so well that he just decided to keep the front until it wore out.
207 fronts and 010 fronts look really really close in shape to each other (I've got 207 and Sherry's bike has 010's) so this was no surprise to me. I'd say you're fine but just watch for the front end wear sneaking up on you. You'll probably have to replace the front before the rear this time.
eg_hybrid said:I think t's irrelevent wether it's a 6R, R6 or F4i. Tires are round, black and we all have them.
absolutdm said:From what I've read, 207's arn't great at all. The 010's are supposed to walk all over then, and then the Performance/Street 207RR's are supposed to trounce those, although my guess is the RR's are probably horrible in the wet.
eg_hybrid said:207's slide really slow and are predictable. Though i think the max grip may be lower than the BT56ss's etc.
010's... not sure if were thinking of the same tire but those are the worst street tires ever made (for the track anyway)... a friend of ours has a set on his 929. They heat up really fast but fall off in a BIG way once they're over their operating temp. Like they slide everywhere...
I've got a set of 207RR's right now... i'll let you know they are. You're right though, they're gonna suck big time in the wet. (They have no center groove for water repelling i.e 207's)
I agree, street and track tires are completely different animals. However, i'm talking about comparing the 010's to other street tires (i.e. bt56ss's 207's etc.) at the track.Big Jim said:A street tire is not designed to compare to a track tire.
The 010 would be a great commuter tire. It heats up fast and has fairly hard compound (so it lasts a long time). Though, they're pretty much garbage versus the competition for spirited street riding and track riding.Big Jim said:Street tires are designed to give maximun grip in most
conditions and give the maxmum tread life.