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Post  Sloth_27 on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 11:35 am

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Can anyone with feedback about the different tyres they've run on their bikes post some info here. I dragged 6000km out of the originals but should've chucked them at 5000km. They seem to go good then all of the sudden start falling apart...

I put on a set of Michelin pilot road 2's (front and back) and they seem pretty good. Unfortunately I already got a puncture after only about 1000km and had to get it repaired. It was a big hole (part of a hacksaw blade went through the rear) and the repair job is good but it losses a few PSI each week.
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Post  Kaupy1962 on Wed 18 Apr 2012, 11:16 pm

Picked up a new rear Michelin Pilot Road 2 today $259.95. I'm temped to push to get 18,000 out the old one though.
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Post  Jimcoleman on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 8:05 pm

retired the PR2 yesterday sadly i only got close to 10k, must be all the corners thats are around where i live. on with the cuppa soup RA2 feels nice see how it feels at the ovens pub tomorrow
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 8:14 pm

I pushed my PR2's to ~17,000kms (before putting on the PR3's) but my younger brother, who rides a Ducati ST3, changes his PR2's at 5,000kms. He rides every kilometre as if he's Casey Stoner though, so it just goes to show the tyre life is entirely up to what you ride, how you ride, and how you look after the tyres. So long as you're enjoying the ride and feel confident on the hoops, go for it, and forget about what other people are doing/getting/etc.
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Post  Boatz on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 10:34 pm

@Jimcoleman wrote:retired the PR2 yesterday sadly i only got close to 10k, must be all the corners thats are around where i live. on with the cuppa soup RA2 feels nice see how it feels at the ovens pub tomorrow

Took a minute to work that out. Continental (cuppa soup) lol!

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Post  Ironman on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 7:07 am

I'm running Michelin Pilot Powers and so far have 12,000km on them. Just about knackered. Very grippy in the dry. I'm too chicken to test the limits of adhesion in the wet but I ride in any weather and have ridden on these during some sustained heavy rain without a problem.
Have decided to use these again.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 11:17 am

@Ironman wrote:I'm running Michelin Pilot Powers and so far have 12,000km on them. Just about knackered. Very grippy in the dry. I'm too chicken to test the limits of adhesion in the wet but I ride in any weather and have ridden on these during some sustained heavy rain without a problem.
Have decided to use these again.

I have the power pures on the FZ and they stick like shit to a blanket wet or dry. I'd be happy with 12k out of them.

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Post  Kaupy1962 on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 12:50 pm

Dunno, Maybe I could push it to 20k. I'm mainly on the freeway so it's getting a bit thin in the middle what do you guys reckon?[img][/img]
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Post  Sloth_27 on Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:14 pm

Considering I started this topic way back when the forum started, I guess it's time for an update.

A couple of weekends ago we embarked on an annual Snowy Mountains ride, 4 days around 2250kms. Unfortunately, I broke my own rule of always replacing tyres earlier rather than later and left on the trip with about 12,500kms on my Pirelli Angels.

Squirrely would be a good way to describe how the handling was by the third day coming down from Falls Creek. The pace was spirited and I was having a lot of fun until a decent rear slide out of a right hander reminded me that I wasn't Casey Stoner and it would be better to bring it home in one piece.

Turns out I underestimated how much wear the tyres had left on them from the start of the trip and by the end of the third day I rode into Eden with them looking like this Shocked


Pirelli Angels after 14,450kms.

Rode to Bega the next morning and got the local Suzuki dealer to fit a new set of Michelin PR2s. I much prefer the performance of them over the Pirelli's and given past experience, they wear much better as well.

So lesson learnt, replace tyres early not late.
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Post  sb1250 on Mon 23 Apr 2012, 1:01 pm

Holy shyt! Shocked Ive run tyres low, low enough to see the canvas in spots, but that takes the cake! Nice effort. Twisted Evil

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Post  Sloth_27 on Mon 23 Apr 2012, 1:13 pm

I think the problem was I did a lot of freeway commuting kms on these tyres so I looked at them and because the tread pattern runs mostly down the edges thought "oh they'll be fine". The front was actually worrying me a bit more because the profile wore away badly on the edges making it a weird shape.

Anyway, I highly discourage these types of antics. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Bhoffo on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 8:33 pm

OMG!!!!!!!! Your middle name must be 'Risky'!!!!

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Post  Ironman on Sun 06 May 2012, 6:23 am

After having Pilot Powers last me for 12,000+ km thought I'd go for the same again. After exploring the option of importing tyres and taking wheels off and taking the lot to a tyre place to have fitted etc etc... sod it .. anyway long story short too much hassle trying to save $10 or so. Ended up rocking into Team Moto and asking pricing. Found a special on Dunlop Qualifiers fitted for $328 and old tyres disposed of all in the price - not added to the end of the bill. Yes they feel good because they haven't squared off yet and comparing old tyres with new isn't really a comparison. Time will tell.
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Post  gus on Sun 06 May 2012, 9:39 am

I had a rear pr2 nearly stuffed before i went to Tasi .I decided to see if i could get their and buy a new one in Tasi .
Neary 9.ooo kls later the center line had just disappeared when i got home .Pr2's must be bloody hard all the way through the center .
Tyre had laster a total af 16,500 kls .
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Post  Kaupy1962 on Sun 06 May 2012, 10:16 am

I'm coming up to 18,000ks on mine and even though it's looking pretty flat 90mm across the centre of tread, it's still roadworthy.
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Post  Sloth_27 on Mon 07 May 2012, 10:51 am

@gus wrote:I had a rear pr2 nearly stuffed before i went to Tasi .I decided to see if i could get their and buy a new one in Tasi .
Neary 9.ooo kls later the center line had just disappeared when i got home .Pr2's must be bloody hard all the way through the center .
Tyre had laster a total af 16,500 kls .

Just had a look at my records and the first rear PR2 I had did 19,000+kms and was still pretty decent and wearing very gradually. That's why the rapid wear on the Pirelli towards the end caught me by surprise. PR2s are also the absolute best tyre in the rain.
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Post  rjs on Mon 28 May 2012, 6:08 pm

New PR3 fitted to the rear with 19000ks on the old PR2. Yes it was getting a bit ordinary in the middle but very happy, most of the ks where two up and loaded(No burn outs or drag racing from the lights, we dont have any). hope the new model can match the milage
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Post  Hammy on Mon 28 May 2012, 8:05 pm

19000! Wow. That pretty darn big Ks. Were you riding on the grass most of the time ? Very Happy
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Post  rjs on Tue 29 May 2012, 12:12 pm

Gave that stuff up long ago. drunken
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Post  matt on Tue 29 May 2012, 4:08 pm

just changed my pr3 tyres 13500kms still some rubber left on but flat in the middle on rear and flat spot on right hand side of front to many round abouts [i do hit them a little hard at times to get around the cars ] just down to wear markers 2mm left. still a great tyre with heaps of grip wet & dry would recomend to anyone
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 29 May 2012, 7:55 pm

just put metzerler sportec m5 interact on the front and is close to the stickiest i`ve had on the front.

only ever really used bridgies 021,016,012,003. i like the 003 and the 016. 13000 out of the 003`s which were a pure sport tyre,and 18000 out of the 016`s which used to come standard on the gsxr 1000`s

so changed sides at the moment and all is good
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Post  Hammy on Wed 30 May 2012, 10:45 am

In years gone by if you wanted a good sticky tyre then the options were pretty limited. Pirelli ! Now all the "good" brands have awesome tyres to suit all riders. Well done.
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Post  1952 on Wed 30 May 2012, 10:22 pm

I have been on the original Dunlops for two years - only done a little over 6000 kms., but noticed when oiling the chain yesterday that the rear appear to be down to the wear tab in the centre. Still plenty on the side. Front looks much better and I would think there is at least another 1000 kms. there - BUT today my wife casually says: "You know how you mentioned about getting tyres on your bike, well I need you to get them by the end of the week so that I can get our credit card up a bit (!)" apparently it is some salary sacrifice thing.
I was off like a shot and tomorrow Motorcycle Revolution will install Michelin PR3s front and back for $500. I am a happy chappy cheers


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Post  Kaupy1962 on Wed 30 May 2012, 11:09 pm

I've got a new Pr2 in the shed. Still reckon I've got a few ks left on the old one
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Post  Kaupy1962 on Mon 04 Jun 2012, 10:49 am

My Michelin PR2 after 20,000 kilometres[img][/img]
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Post  bruiser2310 on Mon 04 Jun 2012, 10:45 pm

I`m running a metzeller m1 on the front and a b/stone 015 on the rear

the oe b/stones were dual compound and very unstable to say the least

from the bike brand new i did enjoy getting used to it

but with this combo on the road the bike has become more fun and easier to handle.

thanks to whites racing products in nsw for good advise(michael)

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