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Hi I am stumped I am new to the ZX10 it's a 2008 model
I had a 636 and ZX900 before used BT016 pro's lasted 600 to 1 k miles depending on weather .
the ZX10 I just can not get any heat into the front lot's of under steer
i talked to dealer they said Maxis Diamonds did 350 miles and the front is like brand new still has mold markings and is useless took it off put an old tyre on it the rear is not much better .
What are you guy's running as I have talked to tyre dealers and I am well lost as some say run harder tyre to last longer but then you get no front end grip run soft tyre and rear last's 5 min's .
I am looking for a tyre that is going to last may be 1 k miles that ain't going to brake the bank and give me back my front end .
 

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Dunlop Q3 best tire, best price. The company is own by goodyear for a while, so they got money for R&D. Did they going to improve this excellent tire ?

How it's compare with the top notch Michelin PP (not sure is the best sport tire from this company anymore) ?

Durability is one factor that it's hard to found comparaison between, Michelin, Metzeler, Continental, Bridgestone and Dunlop ?????
 

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Hi I am stumped I am new to the ZX10 it's a 2008 model
I had a 636 and ZX900 before used BT016 pro's lasted 600 to 1 k miles depending on weather .
the ZX10 I just can not get any heat into the front lot's of under steer
i talked to dealer they said Maxis Diamonds did 350 miles and the front is like brand new still has mold markings and is useless took it off put an old tyre on it the rear is not much better .
What are you guy's running as I have talked to tyre dealers and I am well lost as some say run harder tyre to last longer but then you get no front end grip run soft tyre and rear last's 5 min's .
I am looking for a tyre that is going to last may be 1 k miles that ain't going to brake the bank and give me back my front end .
I don't believe this is strictly a tire problem. If you're running stock suspension settings, its out of kilter. Front is too stiff in comparison to the rear. You need more weight over the front and a better front/rear balance

As a starting point I'd take all the preload out of the fork springs and consider uprating the shock spring, even if like me, your light. I'm around 150lbs and run a 105N spring. You'll never have feel from the front on stock settings
 

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The bike has Ohlins springs in the front a Nitron rear shock I am about 13 stone never had a problem setting a bike up before but this just get it over on it's side to even think about what is going wrong . It had Avon on it when I got it but they had had it but it was not to bad then I put the Maxis on what a load of .The front was like it was not touching the ground at all loads of under steer but then the back would step out even if you looked at the throttle it is doing this now with the old Avon back in the front .
As i said i have always used BT16's before but think even the front one of them would be to hard to get heat into it the rear would not last long at all that for sure only got 600 out of my last set of BT's on the 636 front and back gone .
I have to do something as it is silly at the mo point and shoot sort of thing corners I would take at high speed am dropping down to 50mph on them
Will give the Q3 a go but am a bit put off if one last's 2 years in the front ? need something really soft in front . On the island we don't have many straights it is all corners and pot holes
Thank's 3 of you have said the Q3 so will try them
 

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Just try it. I think you'll like the Q3. There's no way I could get 2 years out of a front like that. I can barely get 2500 miles out of a rear mostly street riding.
 

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has any one had to drop there forks down the yokes to get the bike to turn faster ? i have done the tyres much better but still got under steer with it ? think it is just set up now i think trying to make it work how I want it to . never had these problems with other bikes setting up the ZX10 just seems very touchy on it's settings
 

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Q3's yes. Can't speak for the Gen 3 but he Gen 4 fork settings are pretty touchy in that little adjustments actually do make a difference.
 

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I have dropped the front 5mm on my gen 3, but there is no universal setting for this bike and the front needs to work with the rear. If your rear ride height is stock, you could try dropping the front for better turn in.

Have you taken all the preload off the forks? What rate shock spring you running?
 
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