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post #1 of 19 Old 10-08-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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The Michelin Hi-Sports are junk. Here are what mine look like after 5500kms!






This is what I think these tire are good for

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You needed your helmet for that? LOL, j/k, you don't want some creepy WT old fogie stalking you. I feel ya haha. Burnouts are fun, but I don't like replacing my tires (been doing that too much lately).

Get the Michelin Pilot Powers!!! AWESOME tires.

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Was the bike still under warranty? I think I would have taken it back to the dealer anyway and lodge a complaint. That tire looks like the center area was trashed pretty good.

On my original rear tire, the Hi-Sport, I had twice the mileage you had and only had to replace it because it took a nail, had not made it to the wear bars yet.

Either that one is defective or you have some seriously harsh roads.

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You & MotoCycho should have a burn out competition!

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That is weird looking. I'd show the pics to Michelin

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Michelin would say that is normal. He just wore the tire completely out in the center. he has gotten into the second stage inner(Breaker-Cap belt) carcass.

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post #8 of 19 Old 10-09-2007, 05:22 AM
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Damn fine burnout but breathing rubber smoke is no fun lol .
I got the same tyres on mine and they look a lot better than yours did before the burnout and they have about the same milage , you must either hammer the crap outa them poor tyres , have some really crappy roads, or it was just one of a bad batch, or maby a combo of all the above lol . Im quite happy with the grip and durability of my back tire (so far) and i have given it quite a pounding.
Maby you could scrape up the rubber dust of the driveway and send it in for analisis lol

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I don't see any picture in the post but holy burnout! That was pretty awesome. I must reserve judgment on my tires as I only have about 1000 miles on them. Seems to be wearing ok so far. I have heard good things about the Pilot Powers though. Same with Qualifiers.

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those tires have plenty of life left in 'em, why i'd commute from ct thru ny to jersey on somethin like that





and i'd pussyfoot all the way home...

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5500 km is about 3300 miles. that's almost 1000 more miles than I got out of my OEM Hi Sport. And yes, they are crap. Get rid of that front tire while you're at it. It's even worse than the back. You're in for pleasant surprises when you get a really good set of tires under that bike. I have 3100 miles on a rear Road Attack right now, and it'll go at least 1500 more.

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5500 km is about 3300 miles. that's almost 1000 more miles than I got out of my OEM Hi Sport. And yes, they are crap. Get rid of that front tire while you're at it. It's even worse than the back. You're in for pleasant surprises when you get a really good set of tires under that bike. I have 3100 miles on a rear Road Attack right now, and it'll go at least 1500 more.
+1 on the Continental Road Attack

By the way, they're considerably less $ than anything Michelin, too.

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I don't understand un less this is joke day. I have 5000 miles on my Hi Sports. It looks like I may have 4000 more miles at least. I don't do burn-outs, it'd be safer to just burn some $20s with a match. My front is developing some sharp edges on the tread, and the rear is sporting a 1 1/2" wear band. I ride because I love it, 60-120 miles everyday. I'll average 28-29 days a month. When I do change to the BattleAx tires my friend sales I'll take a pic of the speedo and tires.

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hi sport crap

I agree
I have cupping on the front, and the back is worn out.
I have 5500 k of easy sport touring riding, and I have to change my tires.
I have to say the canadian roads here are crappy but still this is really low for a tire.
I am glad others have similar problems, I have company in my misery.

so choosing some tires now.
between
pilot powers 229 at ridenow probably too much tire for me and will wear out quickly.
pilot road 2 313 at sw
pirelli diablo stradas 240 sw
metzler z6 272 sw

or maybe some conti road attacks I hear good things about them any ideas on price?

I ride the 919 alot on highway, secondary roads , some twisties and 2 up alot.

I am not yet an accomplished curve rider, but I do want to have confidence in the tires in order to get there.
any input from the nest would be greatly appreciated.

thank you firedave for your fine video, It made me feel much better vicariously.

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I saw the Michelin Man in the smoke.

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yup the michelin man was there
he was smiling at all of us with oem hi sports.
I guess those tires were part of the "less expensive alternative" on the bike.
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I had the cupping in the front too. I wasn't happy.

I really like my diablo stradas now.

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My front tire is cupping pretty bad also and the roads around here aren't really the best. Most of my riding is highway but there isn't much for curvy roads in the nearby area so unless I'm in the city I don't get to play in the corners as much as I'd like. I'm sure that the 15/45 setup I switched to halfway though the summer didn't help either.

I've narrowed my next set of tires to either the Continental Road Attacks, the Pirelli Diablo Stradas or the Michellin Pilot Road2. I know guys with the attacks and the stradas and they have done pretty much the same amount of riding as me and they look pretty much new still. I don't know anyone with the pilot roads but I might give them a try.

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Hi all
I am probably going to go for either the conti road attack or the metzeler z6.
I hear good things about both. seems for some strange reason the contis are really good on canadian roads.
anyway firedave if you have another video of you stabbing your cupped front tires with an ice pick please post it, I could use some more vicarious pleasure.
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