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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #50 on: Apr 23, 2021, 04.26 am
    Apr 23, 2021, 04.26 am
    Continental Road Attack 3.
    The End.

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #51 on: Apr 23, 2021, 09.51 am
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    Michelin power GP, very very nice tires.

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #52 on: May 12, 2021, 04.59 am
    May 12, 2021, 04.59 am
    I ignored the tire complaints until I almost lost the bike in a dry corner. Went with M9 RRs 😁

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #53 on: May 26, 2021, 11.56 am
    May 26, 2021, 11.56 am
    *Originally Posted by MZ900 [+]
    I bet dunlop is a good company. But if you try to find tyre model like z900 comes from the factory, you will find - its non exist. So low budget tyre was made just for z900 - and it failed.
    Same was for me at the first km's, tyre just slipped in turns and roundabouts even at low speed..making me put sh#t in pants....

    "Keeping up with much faster riders...." ))) yeah yeah, tell us more

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    Here is my comments on D214 and new 2020 OEM, Roadsport II.

    https://www.z900forum.com/index.php/topic,4682.0.html
    Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 12.01 pm by Timevoid

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #54 on: Feb 28, 2023, 02.17 am
    Feb 28, 2023, 02.17 am
    My latest bike was a Suz GSZ-S 750 with Bridgestone S-21 and i found the tires to be A1 in all conditions.  i also hear that the S-22 are even better. Has anyone tried them on Z900????

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #55 on: Feb 28, 2023, 08.39 am
    Feb 28, 2023, 08.39 am
    forgot to post on here, my set also Metzeler Sportec M9 RR. waiting fo the winter season over

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #56 on: Feb 28, 2023, 03.54 pm
    Feb 28, 2023, 03.54 pm
    *Originally Posted by jr [+]
    My latest bike was a Suz GSZ-S 750 with Bridgestone S-21 and i found the tires to be A1 in all conditions.  i also hear that the S-22 are even better. Has anyone tried them on Z900????

    Iím on my second set and Iíll be buying a 3rd. After I got rid of the Dunlops (at 350 miles from new) I tried RA2 and RA3, theyíre good but nothing on the S22, it is now my tyre of choice for the type of riding I do. Theyíre awesome.

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #57 on: Jun 04, 2023, 03.05 am
    Jun 04, 2023, 03.05 am
    *Originally Posted by DirtGearTV [+]
    Iíve been hearing from youtube, forums, buddies, shops you name it all saying how absolutely terrible the stock tires are. I have zero complaints with mine, so I donít understand why all the hate?

    I was keeping up with much faster riders yesterday on much faster tires and I never had a single oh $@!% moment.

    I almost want to not like them just based on the fact that so many have commented on how terrible they are, but I just have nothing bad to say...

    I got 11K miles (not km!) out of the OEM Dunlop Roadsmart 2's.  Not bad.  And I don't ride gently on SF Bay freeways.  Grip was very good in turns at high lean angles, although I didn't ride in the rain.  Second set of tires is Dunlop Roadsmart 3's.  Have 4 K miles so far:  good grip and wear seems good so far.  34.5 psi front + 36 psi rear.

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #58 on: Jun 06, 2023, 03.29 pm
    Jun 06, 2023, 03.29 pm
    The Roadsmart 2's must be better than the D214's from what I can see from the discussion.   That said,  my new tyres are much better than the Roadsmart 2's.   Went  with T32's.

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    Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
    Reply #59 on: Jun 29, 2023, 01.46 pm
    Jun 29, 2023, 01.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Do you have the 2020 model?
    I do my own tires and I'll ride them til they are well done but with the d214 I changed them while they still had all their tread. Awful tires.
    I went with Conti RA3.

    Conti RA3 are a fantastic road tyre and work extremely well here in the Uk given our mixed conditions. Underrated in my opinion, probably the best tyre I have used over the last 25yrs on a range of machines.  :002:

     



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