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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 2009, 8:12 pm Thread Starter
 
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Michelin tires

Just bought a new set of the Michelin Pilot Road 2's. So far they have been well worth the wait.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 2009, 6:09 am
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Pilot Road 2s - YES

I put 3,000 miles or so on a set on a K1200S. Love 'em. I think they're better than Roadsmarts, feel a little better transitioning into turns. Wear is excellent.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2009, 9:13 pm
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Thumbs up PR 2's

Just passed 9500 miles on a set on my 07 K12S. Have been great handling tires. Wear has been normal. The front will hit the limit first. But the end is in site. Yes I'm easy on tires, just keep the pressure ( 36-42 ) up.
I will buy another set.
A suggestion to Michelin: make the center compound just a little bit harder.

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I only got 4100 miles out of these tires. I ride in the north ga. mountains, so I put them to good use. and my front tire did go first.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2009, 8:19 am
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Just remember, the harder the compound the less the traction, especially in cold temps. They can make a tire that will give you 20,000 miles, but you will be painting the panels a lot. Traction, and wear are a balancing act, so be careful how much wear you ask for. I think it's cheaper in the long run to replace tires than tupperware.

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2009, 12:16 pm
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Safty first, cheap last.

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Just remember, the harder the compound the less the traction, especially in cold temps. They can make a tire that will give you 20,000 miles, but you will be painting the panels a lot. Traction, and wear are a balancing act, so be careful how much wear you ask for. I think it's cheaper in the long run to replace tires than tupperware.
You are correct.

Besides how could any one want more than 10,000 miles from a set of tires on an "S" model.

It was just my thrifty, cheap, side coming out.

I did get a new set last week from my dealer. Prices have come down alot, 200.00, from last year.

Thanks for keeping the focus where it needs to be.

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Whaaa??!?!?

I used to knock out a Z4 in less than 4000 miles, the first Z6 I mounted ran almost double that, gripped better in the dry and the wet. My Michelin Pilot Sport 2s on my M3 also increased miles AND grip (wet/dry).

*I'll* take more miles from my cycle rubber, especially if it comes with improved performance!! <grin>

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2009, 7:22 pm
 
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Nice Tires!!

Just put the Michelin's on and have about 800 miles on them. Very nice tire and like 'em better than the previous Z6's. A little pricey but worth it!!

Road Pilot 2's btw
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Where is the best place to buy the Pilot Road 2 tires, specially the B rated for the rear?
I purchased my last set from Bike Bandit, but they screwed me on my last two orders and I will not buy anything from them again.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2009, 11:46 pm
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I replaced the Z6's (8900mi) on an R12R with Mich PR2's. Huge improvement in handling (wet/dry) and wear.

Going to try the Pilot Sport 2's on the K13S after the Conti Spt Attacks go. Not expecting same mileage on this K as the PR2's on the lighter, slower R12R, but need an idea of how durable they are vs. the OEM Contis. If they aren't much better than the Contis, I'll go right back to PR2's for this K-S.

There is a Suzi/Yam/Kawi dealer right in town whose policy is not to be undersold on any brand tire. One can scope the 'net and find the lowest price, and they'll meet it. That's how I get my tires. It works out as trade-off: internet shipping costs vs. state sales tax at the dealer... and they get to dealer faster also. Plus reasonable mounting fees. It's a new store with new equipment and the techs are very careful with owners' bikes. They treat the Beemer as well or better than their own!!!

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