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Michelin Pilot power road 3s.

Washed the 919 today and saw this... gawd, ive had this set of tires for about a year. I only commute with an occasional hour and a half trip.
These wore way to soon, much sooner than I expected. How far should I push this tire? Im tight on cash and I drive maybe a total of 3 miles a day....



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post #2 of 35 Old 07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
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How many miles do you have on them?

Confused on the model tire. Are they Pilot Power 3 or Pilot Road 3.

For longevity, you probably want Pilot Road 2, 3, or 4.

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Looks like someone was doing a burnout... Appears to be NO wear on the sides of the tire.



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Sorry, they are pilot power 2ct.

And no burnouts...

How much more could I get out of this tire I wonder....

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You have a relative short commute too....wonder if you hit something. How many miles on it?

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3 miles a day and they're shot within a year?? I had a set of the 2CT on my first 919 and they survived a few track days and thousands miles of commuting and high-speed mountain roads, and still looked pretty decent when the bike was totaled.

As for how much further you can push those tire, I have no idea. I've never taken a tire down that far. If you're riding 3 miles per day you could probably get a few more days - once tires get to that point they tend to go REALLY quick!

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By the look of them, they were due for replacement looooong ago. Middle tread was gone way before you got to the cord. Generally, these tires are good for around 4-5k. If your ride a lot of straights, even less. This is excellent tire just not for your application. Look into Metzeler Roadtec z8 interact. Excellent tire for your application IMHO. Heavier bikes get around 11k on them, 919 would probably go even further.

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Ah crud...now that I think of it, i purchased the set roughly two years ago right before I moved out of state. Not when I GOT HERE in CO. I rode a lot of highway miles back home. sorry for the stupid thread.

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I wouldn't ride on that tire.

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Looks like you have a 3 mile walk ahead of you! I wouldn't ride on that tire, it's done. Just my 2€

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Looks like you have a 3 mile walk ahead of you! I wouldn't ride on that tire, it's done. Just my 2€
I think that tire was done about 2000 miles ago.

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I wouldn't ride on that tire.
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That tyre is very shot. Only place to ride is into the garage before it wipes you out.

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It will only last to the tyres' shop, and slow.

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I wouldn't ride on that tire.
Agreed. Get some different rubber on there.

If you are short on cash, just try to get a used set of tires off the forums or on Craigslist. Just to get you by for a bit longer.

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For everyones info, its called a tire, not a tyre! Lol. Where did you guys go to school?? Did you get tyred in class that day?

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I know for sure that tyre is used in British English, but I'm also pretty sure it's used all over the globe, except the United States. Kinda the same as grey/gray.

Both are fine.

Either way...I wouldn't go out on that tire/tyre haha

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I know for sure that tyre is used in British English, but I'm also pretty sure it's used all over the globe, except the United States. Kinda the same as grey/gray.

Both are fine.

Either way...I wouldn't go out on that tire/tyre haha
I say potato you say potatoe. +1 on those tires. Treat yourself to some Road pilot 3s. They last 3 times as long and handle amazing...

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I say potato you say potatoe. +1 on those tires. Treat yourself to some Road pilot 3s. They last 3 times as long and handle amazing...
Because we speak the Queens English. Come over to the dark side. We have metric.

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Because we speak the Queens English. Come over to the dark side. We have metric.
I can deal with the metric, but the whole King/ queen thing makes me think of movies. Kinda weird. We call them Obamas here.

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For everyones info, its called a tire, not a tyre! Lol. Where did you guys go to school?? Did you get tyred in class that day?
Don't start, dude, you won't even get past the apostrophe exam. LOL.

We went to school in a different place than you did.

Yes, sometimes, our labour made us tired, but we kept our sense of humour, gazing out the aluminium-framed windows, watching the autumn leaves fall from the trees, seeing cars pull up next to the kerb outside the primary school building, dreaming of the days in the future when we would go to university...

Your "everyone" [50 states] is not the Rest of the World's everyone. Let it be.

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Don't start, dude, you won't even get past the apostrophe exam. LOL.
What are those?

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Don't start, dude, you won't even get past the apostrophe exam. LOL.

We went to school in a different place than you did.

Yes, sometimes, our labour made us tired, but we kept our sense of humour, gazing out the aluminium-framed windows, watching the autumn leaves fall from the trees, seeing cars pull up next to the kerb outside the primary school building, dreaming of the days in the future when we would go to university...

Your "everyone" [50 states] is not the Rest of the World's everyone. Let it be.
I'm not even sure what all of this is about, but you clearly have issues. Can't take a joke from an American eh?

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No that's Vladimir Putin. Obama thinks he's King of the world
With the traffic here today you'd think a sultan was passing through on a horse caravan. I5 was shut down twice for Obama making his way to $25,000/plate dinner today. Sounds emperor-ish

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I've got a set of 4's sitting in the garage waiting to be installed.

My thoughts on tires - I'm always trying something else, so whatever I've got now is temporary anyway.

Tires, you can find someone who loathes them or someone who loves them, google will take you to either.....

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I have yet to hear someone complain about the PR4. Closest I've heard is my neighbor telling me not to expect much out of them at the track on my VFR1200... But this is coming from a guy who tracks his CBR600RR on weekends.



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Meh, got my third set of PR2s sitting in the garage waiting for my second set to wear out enough to justify replacing. When I find something that fits all the criteria and does it well, I stick with it!

Besides, didn't help that while I wanted to try PR3/4s, the PR2s were nearly $150 cheaper for the set lol.

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Yeah my first set of Michelin Pilot 2's was my last set of Michelin anything. I swapped over to a Shinko on the rear before I sold the Hornet and on my Hawk a have a complete set of the Shinko 009 Ravens. Looking forward to scrubbing those in before too long!!!! I don't think I got even 3000 miles of the rear Michelin and the front was showing more wear than I expected as well.

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Yeah my first set of Michelin Pilot 2's was my last set of Michelin anything. I swapped over to a Shinko on the rear before I sold the Hornet and on my Hawk a have a complete set of the Shinko 009 Ravens. Looking forward to scrubbing those in before too long!!!! I don't think I got even 3000 miles of the rear Michelin and the front was showing more wear than I expected as well.
That's because they weren't Road Pilots. The regular Pilot powers and Pures are more for the track. They do eat up fast but stick like glue.

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That's because they weren't Road Pilots. The regular Pilot powers and Pures are more for the track. They do eat up fast but stick like glue.
Yeah if you only got 3K, theres a very good change they weren't Pilot Road 2's. I get about 11k out of mine when they hit the first wear bar.

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I have yet to hear someone complain about the PR4. Closest I've heard is my neighbor telling me not to expect much out of them at the track on my VFR1200... But this is coming from a guy who tracks his CBR600RR on weekends.
Thank you, that's good to hear!

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