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  1. I searched 'Tires' in thread titles only, and was surprised to find nothing newer than 2017 so I figured it's time for an update. I have the front end off the Sport, and the front wheel is absolutely shameful. I'm having it refinished, and I'll get to the rear when the front's back on. Let's have opinions on whether to keep the wheels battleship gray, or have them made black; the bike is yellow. So to the tires, I had Bridgestone T30s (?) a couple years ago. Solid tires, 7500 miles and wore them near bare front and rear without ever slipping. However the front never had good feedback, and tight hard corners were acts of faith. To be fair, in 80mph+ sweepers they were rock-steady. The rear was just invisible and excellent, with a large circumference for the size. I swapped on a set of Pirelli Angel GTII for the SoCal twisties- the front had great feedback, razor sharp handling in the tight stuff, but just a bit nervous on the highway and fast sweepers. The rear, though the same numeric size, was of significantly smaller circumference- enough to leave me 6 miles short of the fuel exit in New Mexico. Now, these Pirellis will be 4 years old at the 2022 spine raid, the rear has squared off in the center, and I'm having the wheels off anyway; so it doesn't make much sense to put them back on. Looking around at the choices, I discovered that Avon is owned by Cooper, which is American (though the tires are made in the UK) and their 3D SuperSport tires have good wet-road reports, as well as overall happy sounding owners. Mileage isn't really a consideration anymore as I'm 12 hours from any roads with curves so I don't ride much at home. Thoughts, opinions, or experiences?
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