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What are the grippest tires that come in sizes small enough for the 300? I cant ride full year so longevity isnt really an issue, safety is :)
 

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Not sure, someone may chime in on that, but if the roads are dry, you should be ok with any tire, unless your track racing?
right?
 

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No some tires grip more than others.. Some are hard compound tires, others are sound compount tires some a combination of the two..

I have no reached sizes though as its about 50* is my current highs so I am not going to push the corners to see what this bike can do haha..

Next spring I will be able to tell what I really think..
 

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Not sure, someone may chime in on that, but if the roads are dry, you should be ok with any tire, unless your track racing?
right?
Yes okay cruising around but if you want to actually get some lean angle, I think you will need something sufficiently stickier than the stock rubber.
 

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I am able to scrape the peg feelers with the stock tires for what thats worth... In the spring I will start pushing it,take off the feelers or get adjustable rearsets..
 

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Been happy with the stock tires so far, but it's been cold so I don't want to push too hard. I've run Dunlop Qualifiers and Bridgestone Battleax in the past and been very happy with those. Pirelli, in my experience, is a very soft tire. Good for grip, but not much for durability. That's how the diablo corsas were on a Triumph 600TT that I rode for a while were anyway.

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I am able to scrape the peg feelers with the stock tires for what thats worth... In the spring I will start pushing it,take off the feelers or get adjustable rearsets..
Hows your body positioning?

Corner speed and lean angle don't necessarily go hand in hand.
 

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I did some digging and found the Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, and they come in the right sizes. Anyone know about this tire? it seems to be best, but im not so sure
When I'm ready (or sooner) I'll be getting a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso II's, I hear good things about them (Pirelli is also the tire used in World Superbike) :D
 

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I usually do pretty well on eBay!
Whereabouts are you?

What tyres you gunna get?
 

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What are good sites for buying motorcycle tires?
I order a lot of stuff from http://www.revzilla.com

They have free shipping on anything over $40 I think? And they also have a rewards program, for every $100, you get $5 credit on your next order. They also good exchange, return and price mach polices. They have information videos on most of their products along with reviews. I've gotten all my Dainese equipment from them, their great :D
 

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Hows your body positioning?

Corner speed and lean angle don't necessarily go hand in hand.
Crappy,I was not putting effort into it what so ever..

But I am no racer or anything so I dont know 100% how it works..

But if are scraping the pegs you have maxed out the LEAN even though you may still be corning VERY poorly..
 

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Yeah ive checked out revzilla, they seem like a really good store, not sure about shipping to canada though :p. My main concern with tires isnt really for track use as im just a beginer but safety as i know grippier tires on cars do a whole lot, i think the same would apply for motorcycles as well
 

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I just installed a set of Conti force Super moto tires in 120 and 150. Much improved grip over stock, even in cooler 50f temps. They fit great too. The bike feels more planted, slowed steering a tad but not alot and not bad, just barely noticable.
 

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Bridgestone BT003 is probably the softest tire followed closely by the Perelli Diablo Rosso II.

I would recommend sticking with the stock tire size if you are most concerned with saftey.

Although.. have ridden with the bridgestones and unless you are on the track the stock IRC tires should be just fine from a grip standpoint. But you should definitely go with what you are most comfortable with.
 

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got the Pirelli Diablo Rosso II nice medium soft tire,grips really well, really like these a lot.got a price of 101.00 front and 124.00 rear from motor cycle super store and ordered them from my kawasaki dealer,he matched there price.
 
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