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    Tires - just a list of what I found available.

    As the FAQ on the hawkgt.com site is a little dated I did some research on what's available for tires on the hawk these days. These are for stock rims only.
    I searched the archives from the list on hawkgt.com to come up with the combos. Then I went to Southwest Moto Tires and ridenow.com for availablility.

    STOCK SIZE 110/80 17 front and 150/70 rear 17

    Dunlop D205 (both front and rear)

    Dunlop GT501 (both front and rear)

    Bridgestone BT45 (bias- both front and rear)

    Metzeler Lasertec (both front and rear)


    OPTION SIZE 110/70 17 up front and 160/60 rear 17

    Bridgestone BT-014 (front)
    Bridgestone BT-020(21) (rear)

    Bridgestone BT010 (front)
    Bridgestone BT020 (rear)

    Pirelli Diablo (front)
    Pirelli Diablo Strata (rear)

    Michelin Pilot Power (both front and rear)

    Michelin Pilot Road (both front and rear)

    I doubt this list is exhaustive, but it's a good guide for what folks are running and/or have run on the Hawk (again with stock rims).

    My Diablos are starting to cup and flat spot, so I'm after a bit higher mileage and more sport-tour spec tire this go around. The lack of twisties in my area and the time I have to ride lately dictates my Hawk moving straight up and down more often then leaned over.
    Mark
    88 HawkGT (original owner)
    99 Concours
    02 VFR800

    #2
    I've been running the Pilot Roads, mmmm I'd say about 7k miles city commuting a couple of runs to the mountains via super slab and 2 track days. Still looking good with a nice round profile, and very good wet traction.

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      #3
      I'm curious about the Conti Road Attacks?

      I need some new tires..
      ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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        #4
        Conti's Attacks aren't available in these sizes.

        I'd love to get a hold of a set of Michelin's new Pilot Road 2 tires as well.
        Mark
        88 HawkGT (original owner)
        99 Concours
        02 VFR800

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          #5
          Originally Posted by motorpsycho
          I'm curious about the Conti Road Attacks?

          I need some new tires..
          Just recently fitted a Conti Road Attack 120/70 and a 160/60 to my Hawk.

          I have put around 100 miles on my Conti Road Attacks and can say they totally transformed the way the Hawk handles compared to my Metzler ME1 / ME55 tried and true standard.

          Granted I have yet to really flog the tire (ride to Palomar Mountain) in the twisties but I have done some pretty good testing in closed business parks with 90' turns.

          The review that Canyon Chasers did pretty much sums up how they feel and steer. Initial turning force is pretty high but once you get the bike leaned 7'-10' the tires just kinda fall into the turn.

          I will report back once I get some more testing done.

          http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews...oad-attack.php
          88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
          <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

          92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


          86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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            #6
            You can get Conti sport attack and road attack in 110/70 17 160/60 17 flavours. At least you can in the UK.

            Fog
            Mods so far
            VFR 5 spoke rear wheel, Mk2 Bros front wheel, Penske 8983 rear shock, Racetech fork internals, Stainless brake lines front and rear, Stealth wavy discs front and rear, Carbon fibre rear hugger, M4 Headers, Foggy special midpipe , Micron silencer, Unipods, Factory 3.0 kit, Lightened flywheel, adjustable ignition

            Mods to come
            6 pot Nissin caliper, Corbin Gunfighter seat, 700cc pistons and barrels, 153x1 cams, stage 1 heads

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Foghorn Leghorn
              You can get Conti sport attack and road attack in 110/70 17 160/60 17 flavours. At least you can in the UK.

              Fog
              That's great Fog! Maybe one can find them here in the US with some serious shopping.

              I just assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that if a "store" had them, they carried all sizes available.
              Mark
              88 HawkGT (original owner)
              99 Concours
              02 VFR800

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Tusk
                Originally Posted by Foghorn Leghorn
                You can get Conti sport attack and road attack in 110/70 17 160/60 17 flavours. At least you can in the UK.

                Fog
                I just assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that if a "store" had them, they carried all sizes available.


                I only found out because I checked Continentals own website, I then had a good search round and finally found a stockist. Most places should get them in for you if you ask them though.

                Fog
                Mods so far
                VFR 5 spoke rear wheel, Mk2 Bros front wheel, Penske 8983 rear shock, Racetech fork internals, Stainless brake lines front and rear, Stealth wavy discs front and rear, Carbon fibre rear hugger, M4 Headers, Foggy special midpipe , Micron silencer, Unipods, Factory 3.0 kit, Lightened flywheel, adjustable ignition

                Mods to come
                6 pot Nissin caliper, Corbin Gunfighter seat, 700cc pistons and barrels, 153x1 cams, stage 1 heads

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                  #9
                  Tires

                  Just last month I was looking for tires that came specifically in the stock sizes (110/80-17 front, 150/17-17 rear).

                  I ended up purchasing the Avon Azaro-ST 45/46 combination from Ron Ayers Motorsports (www.ronayers.com). Price was around $225 including shipping. There were one or two other places out there on the web with the Azaros in stock sizes as well.

                  All the best,
                  Guth
                  '88 Hawk GT - Candy Flair Blue
                  '13 CB1100 - Candy Red

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                    #10
                    SouthWest Moto has Continental Road Attacks. I think they usually offer free shipping on a set as well.

                    http://www.swmototires.com/
                    '89 Hawk GT

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                      #11
                      earlier this year i put on some avon vipers. seem pretty good, but i don't have much comparison. for some reason, though, they sent me a 65 front instead of a 70. pretty sure it makes zero difference.
                      ride Red.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by KDNYC
                        SouthWest Moto has Continental Road Attacks. I think they usually offer free shipping on a set as well.

                        http://www.swmototires.com/
                        Shipping is free if you order two or more tires. They shipped overnight to California free of charge.
                        88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
                        <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

                        92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


                        86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by hawkLer
                          earlier this year i put on some avon vipers. seem pretty good, but i don't have much comparison. for some reason, though, they sent me a 65 front instead of a 70. pretty sure it makes zero difference.
                          Unless you are still running the factory speedometer. In which case it will read much faster than the actual speed with the lower profile tires. The Hawk has a problem with this even with the factory 110/80 tire installed.

                          Guth
                          '88 Hawk GT - Candy Flair Blue
                          '13 CB1100 - Candy Red

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                            #14
                            Anyone have experience with the Avon AV55/AV56 Storm ST's? I need a front tire for my 1000 RR front wheel and found a TIRE AV55 120/70ZR17 FRT for $99 at Ron Ayers.
                            '99 Ducati 748 with a 996 conversion

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                              #15
                              I've got a Metzeler Roadtec 160/60/17
                              Brian - Richland, WA
                              1991 Hawk GT
                              1997 VFR

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