Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby henwin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:19 pm

Wild Pig wrote:I have a PR2 on the front and a PR3 on the back of my RT. They seem a bit softer in the curves, especially the P3, but nothing you can't get used to. Loading the bike up doesn't seem to degrade performance, at least the way I ride. I've been very happy with them.

I got the PR3 on my front. I have a Metzler Z6 on the rear. From all the comments I've heard and read there doesn't seem to be much (any?) of an issue in doing that. So far so good, but I've only got about 50 miles on the front tire.

What air pressure are you running?
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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby Wild Pig » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:28 pm

32/38 unless loaded up, IIRC.
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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby henwin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:31 pm

Wild Pig wrote:32/38 unless loaded up, IIRC.


What about "loaded up" and what does "IIRC" mean?
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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby RJP3579 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:44 am

henwin wrote:
Wild Pig wrote:32/38 unless loaded up, IIRC.


What about "loaded up" and what does "IIRC" mean?

IIRC= If I Remember Correctly
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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby ERC Scott » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:05 pm

As I recall, I ran 36 psi front and 40 rear. Scott
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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby Wild Pig » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:39 am

henwin wrote:
Wild Pig wrote:32/38 unless loaded up, IIRC.


What about "loaded up" and what does "IIRC" mean?


Loaded up for me is riding two up or having the bike packed for a multi day trip. Ex: camping gear, beer, clothes, beer, food, beer.......
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Re: Tires--again--But not for arguement...just discuss

Postby IAMBOB » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:52 pm

henwin wrote:After the "tech day" at Morton's yesterday after the cub meeting--very nice job, Stuart, =D> thanks!--I took a good look at my tires and brakes. The front tire needs to be replaced #-o--though the rear looks, to my unpracticed eyes, to be OK.=D> So the question--up for discussion and not to start an argument [-X --is what to put on :?:

Right now, I'm running Metzler Z6's--which I've been happy with. By the time I get to the dealer in a week or so, I'll have gotten nearly 9400 miles out of them, which isn't as bad as I thought. However, I'm still looking for the magic 10K off a front, so based on what I've read here--and after what Stuart said yesterday regarding mixing brands--I'm seriously :idea: thinking of going to Michelin's Pilot Road 2's or 3's. But I'm willing to hear what others people's experiences are are for tires for an "RT-type" bike.

Thanks for your consideration.

Used to run Z6s, the new RT came with Pilot Roads and have NEVER regretted the change. Get about 10000 miles on them.

Z6s have trouble in the last with my front tire seeming to wash out on me in parking lots, and I lost a LOT of confidence in them.. Started riding VERY slow (ok, comparitively slow(er) in the rain, and just couldn't get myself to lean in a corner in the rain with them. TOTAL confidence in the Pilot Roads.

As far as buying, myself and several others were very loyal to SWMOTO tires, but this time around I thought their prices were too high. I found Bike Bandit to be considerably cheaper now than SWMOTO.
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