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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:03 pm Thread Starter
 
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unusual tire line?

I found this picture on eBay of a K1200S that Max BMW is selling on auction. My tire has the exact thin line that is just to the right of center and it goes all the way around.

Can't find anything under the seat area that would be touching the tire. For the record my bike has no ABS or ESA.

Is this tire manufacturing related or something is rubbing the tire?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:09 pm
 
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Both my original Pilot Power, and the second Pilot Power have that exact same line.

I think that it is just from the mold or something. Does not seem to have any effect, so I don't worry about it.

Mine is on an '06 K-S.


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Thanks Ken.

Appreciate the input.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 2006, 1:11 pm
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Same on my Powers...9000 miles so far and no problem.

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I found this picture on eBay of a K1200S that Max BMW is selling on auction. My tire has the exact thin line that is just to the right of center and it goes all the way around.

Can't find anything under the seat area that would be touching the tire. For the record my bike has no ABS or ESA.

Is this tire manufacturing related or something is rubbing the tire?
That is probably from the two different compounds used to manufacture the tire. Harder compound in the center for longer life and softer on the outsides for better traction.


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That is probably from the two different compounds used to manufacture the tire. Harder compound in the center for longer life and softer on the outsides for better traction.
Interesting thought, but there is only a single line, on the left side (looking from the rear) of the tire.

So I don't think so.


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Same on my Powers...9000 miles so far and no problem.
Milkman, your Power last for 9000 miles

Damn, what am I doing wrong?



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Interesting thought, but there is only a single line, on the left side (looking from the rear) of the tire.

So I don't think so.


Milkman, your Power last for 9000 miles

Damn, what am I doing wrong?



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LOL, your riding your bike harder then he is...
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LOL, your riding your bike harder then he is...
Probably, but there must be other factors. Don't you love those Powers, Ken? Stick like glue in the twisties and great in the rain.

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Probably, but there must be other factors. Don't you love those Powers, Ken? Stick like glue in the twisties and great in the rain.
Definately love them.
Favorite tire so far.
And will replace them with same again soon (probably next month).



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Help.......PARANOID

I just got my KS and it came with the Michelin PP.

My fear is based not on my experience with the tire but several posts on line of riders saying that their Michelin's PP just let go when they pushed them hard with no warning and they have had low-sides on their bikes.

Anyone care to comment? I know you could say rider error, but some of these guys are WERA racers and others have a lot of riding experience.

BTW, I have Strada's on my Aprilia and I love that tire. Great grip, feedback, and so far good milage. I've got 1000 miles on them and you can't tell they aren't new. Has anyone had any experience with the Pirelli Diablo Strada's on the KS?

I know, different bikes but both are sport-touring. I know, just wear out the Michelin's and spoon on Strada's. Would like your comments relating your experience.

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