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post #1 of 28 Old 07-13-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Pilot Road 3 mileage report

So I just replaced my PR3's after 6000 miles. I think that's pretty good. I really like acceleration and all that fun tire killing stuff. For comparison's sake, I had a Metzeler M3 on before and killed that in about 2000 miles.

The tire stayed amazingly round. If it started to flatten out, some lane weaving (with no traffic) rounded it off again.

Only downside I can see is if you live somewhere like ND4 and have excellent twisties everywhere that the sides would go pretty quickly I think.

Oh, FYI, I put on Conti Motion's just to see how they compare.

In case anyone wonders. A 190 series fits just fine. The one I got is a 190/50 (there isn't a 190/55 in the motion yet, at least that I found) but there's plenty of room. I have at least a full inch of height before the tire would be a concern against the hugger.

Also, spare me the 190/50 vs 180/55 garbage. I know the differences, yes I can tell, no I don't care.

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curious about the lifespan of the conti motions.

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sounds about right. ill manage to barly eek out 4500-5000mi or so out of a road 2 on the rear of my 919.... cut that in half for a pilot power 2ct.

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Hmmm. I just got 4000 out of the battle ax that was on mine when I bought it, and I know it had a couple thousand in it already cuz it was flattened off pretty badly. Do you guys change tires when they get low on tread? Or when they're done done? I also commute to work everyday, so i probably get a little more out of a tire. This is the day I decided it was time for a new one.
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Hmmm. I just got 4000 out of the battle ax that was on mine when I bought it, and I know it had a couple thousand in it already cuz it was flattened off pretty badly. Do you guys change tires when they get low on tread? Or when they're done done? I also commute to work everyday, so i probably get a little more out of a tire. This is the day I decided it was time for a new one.
That is what mine (same tire ) looked like when I changed. Went to pilot powers but I too commute on the bike. If this set doesn't do 6k+ miles then my next set will have to be conti motions or May try the stinko ravens. Both boast more wear time.

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I replace mine when they hit the wear bars. Not worth the few extra miles to me to have a blowout

I got 11K out of my PR2 rear tire


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Got 8.5K off my front Avon Storm 2 Ultra, the rear has over 11K on it and I could probably go a little longer with it but I'm swapping that out tomorrow. Hammering the front brake due to idiots in traffic is a common occurrence (I commute with the bike year round here in Texas) so I'm happy with that.





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I too commute daily during the Minnesota riding season, but like I said, I'm pretty heavy on the throttle. I think that with some self control, 10k is possible.
I'm short on cash this summer, that's why the motions this time.

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And they had about 2mm of rubber before the cords. I cut them after taking them off just to see.

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I had 10k on my PR2's mostly commuting on straight roads. They weren't even flat spotted if you can believe that. I monitored the pressures regularly though.

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Hi I had conti motions on mine and I got 8000km out of my rear and now have PR3 on rear but are still running same conti montion on front and done just over 12000kms on it . I love the PR3 I find it a better all round tire and love it in the wet . Cheers.

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I'm about to throw on a rear Conti Motion. I got right at 6k miles out of the Power CT2 I'm taking off. I loved it, but with a 20-30 mile daily commute and a girlfriend that lives 150 miles away, I need some extra longevity.

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1 huge difference I have felt in the last few thousand miles on the conti is wet traction. The pr3 was superb in the wet, the conti is decent, but definitely not as good by a large margin.

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7,000 miles

Right at 7k miles with a lot of tread remaining.



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What tire presure you're using, F, R?

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I'm about to put on a Conti front to replace the Pirelli Diablo that has done around 17,000km [10.5k miles or so], getting close to the wear bar.

Will probably try a Conti rear as well, when the Diablo Rosso II either squares off or plain wears out.

Would go Pirelli again, but tyre prices are crazy down here...

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Yeah me too.

I'm about to put on a Conti front to replace the Pirelli Diablo that has done around 17,000km [10.5k miles or so], getting close to the wear bar.

Will probably try a Conti rear as well, when the Diablo Rosso II either squares off or plain wears out.

Would go Pirelli again, but tyre prices are crazy down here...
Im about 12500k into PR3s. 2 track days on them as well. Still heaps to go. Ive dropped them to 34f and 30r. Now get good traction wet and dry. Started out not liking them on lean but now with lower pressure they are great. Dave Moss said some of my problem with lean is lack of preload on the rear spring.

A mate got 22,000k out of a set on his 900.

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I have a little over 4k on my pr3's and still look fairly new and I ride pretty hard. I figure if I can get 6k out of them then I will defiantly buy another set. Besides they have much better wet/dry traction than the Pirelli Rosso 2's that I was running.

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I have 12k on my PR3's and they still have plenty of life remaining. I went ahead and purchased the Pilot Road 4's. Doing a wheel swap and didn't want to pay for a mount and balance on used tires. Giving the PR3's to my brother. The PR4's are suppose to have 20% longer life and look great too!
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I have 12k on my PR3's and they still have plenty of life remaining. I went ahead and purchased the Pilot Road 4's. Doing a wheel swap and didn't want to pay for a mount and balance on used tires. Giving the PR3's to my brother. The PR4's are suppose to have 20% longer life and look great too!
Just found out this 500miles report on PR4s: Michelin Pilot Road 4: 500-mile tyre review - Product features - Visordown. Now I'm sorry I bought the PR3s

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Just found out this 500miles report on PR4s: Michelin Pilot Road 4: 500-mile tyre review - Product features - Visordown. Now I'm sorry I bought the PR3s
Don't worry, at least you didn't buy Bridgestone BT023 PoS I bought them & in less than 4K miles they have developed a flat spot. In contrast I had Bridgestone S20s on a GSXR 1000 & they lasted me 8K miles with 2 track days thrown in!

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I ordered a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires for my XX, not sure they are going to last long, should of done more research......

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Yeah me too.

I'm about to put on a Conti front to replace the Pirelli Diablo that has done around 17,000km [10.5k miles or so], getting close to the wear bar.
Soooo pleased to have changed that front, no more wrestling it into turns and holding it down, back to a nice rolling, tipping entry into the corners. The old Pirelli was round on the left [the downhill side on our cambers] and flat on the right...ugly.

Waited too long...Scots heritage....

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So I just replaced my PR3's after 6000 miles. I think that's pretty good. I really like acceleration and all that fun tire killing stuff. For comparison's sake, I had a Metzeler M3 on before and killed that in about 2000 miles.

The tire stayed amazingly round. If it started to flatten out, some lane weaving (with no traffic) rounded it off again.

Only downside I can see is if you live somewhere like ND4 and have excellent twisties everywhere that the sides would go pretty quickly I think.

Oh, FYI, I put on Conti Motion's just to see how they compare.

In case anyone wonders. A 190 series fits just fine. The one I got is a 190/50 (there isn't a 190/55 in the motion yet, at least that I found) but there's plenty of room. I have at least a full inch of height before the tire would be a concern against the hugger.

Also, spare me the 190/50 vs 180/55 garbage. I know the differences, yes I can tell, no I don't care.
I'm still curious how you only got 6k out of Pilot Road 3s?? Are you doing burnouts or something? Everyone is getting twice that amount.

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Don't worry, at least you didn't buy Bridgestone BT023 PoS I bought them & in less than 4K miles they have developed a flat spot. In contrast I had Bridgestone S20s on a GSXR 1000 & they lasted me 8K miles with 2 track days thrown in!
I might as well ask here. I've got a BT023 with plenty of life left on the rear, and a BT023 on the front that is "V" shaped now and nearly finished.

Most of my riding is commuting on mountain roads (not tight switchbacks but there are certainly curves). It's very dry around here, so wet weather performance is not a big consideration (aside from surprise water on the road from agriculture and water trucks).

My rear tire has about 1/4" of chicken stripe on it, and the front tire has about 3/4". I enjoy some spirited riding, but I'm certainly not skilled, crazy, or stupid enough to ride at what I think is my limit on the side of a mountain. I get about 3 to 4K miles from the rear tire and about 5-6K miles from the front (BT023 both ends).

So with that being said, if I mounted a non-BT023 tire on the front, what's a good bet? Would a PR3 or PR4 work for me? The sipes in the tread pattern on the PR4 seem pretty aggressive for a guy who sees rain about 5 times a year.

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Either would be fine IMO. Go for the longer mileage one.

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