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Oct 26th, 2009 4:09 pm
1128 I put on a new RP2 in the rear and a PP2CT in front as the shop who installed them did not have a RP2 in inventory for the front. After some discussion I decided to go ahead. No problems after 3K miles and they handle great. the PP2CT was even cheaper. I figure maybe they will both wear the same as it is softer.
Oct 24th, 2009 1:03 pm
DavidTaylor The only concern I have is that the Pilot Power may not be load rated for the GT's GVWR. Worth checking out it's rating just to make sure. Otherwise if you're happy, go for it!

BTW, your pillion is a hoot!
Oct 23rd, 2009 11:47 am
hazard Hey I appreciate the feedback. I did decide to keep it as it does seem to be a good combo of tires. Spent the weekend with a pillion on highway 1 costal california, and then road it in the rain Monday and nothing squirley about it so all is good. IN fact if the front wears good this may be my normal combo, we'll see.

Regarding the dealer. 2 edge sword. There 8 miles from my house thats a plus, I purchased my GS from them. They are a "high mark up dealer though", and they seem to overly proud of their value. SO my thought is don't piss them off cause in a pinch I may need something from them. However, their prices are high, and their quality so so. IN this part of California, we have 8 or 9 dealers within about a 100 mile radius so I do have choices.

I did talk to the service writer but by then I decided I liked the combo, I think if I pushed it I could have gotten something from it, but I want to pick and choose my battles. Also there are some recalls and bulletins on my GS I want them to take care of.

SO I did take your advice......

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Originally Posted by gotdirt
"The only reason to post here, is if anyone thinks the combo is bad for any odd reason, and an opinion on if I poked them maybe I would get a tad bit of discount on my next tire as it will wear out faster."

I gave you my opinion on "poking"them. I stated if you work with the dealer alot leave it alone.If it was your 1st trip to that dealer then give them a call be nice and calm and discuss the issue.
Oct 23rd, 2009 11:44 am
BeniciaRT
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotdirt
I gave you my opinion on "poking"them. I stated if you work with the dealer alot leave it alone.If it was your 1st trip to that dealer then give them a call be nice and calm and discuss the issue.
And I'm sure he heard your OPINION the first time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gotdirt
You stated you had a pilot road 2 on the front and they replace it with a 2ct pilot power? So the dealer puts on one of the most stickiest tires Michelin makes and you are complaining about it? [img]images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]
Okay, first, I'm sure you need the worlds stickiest tire, but the reality is that the OP was asking for was if the handling and wear are an issue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gotdirt
If you do not like the work the dealer did go to another one.

That is quite some helpful advise you got there...Thanks for sharing...
Oct 22nd, 2009 7:15 pm
gotdirt "The only reason to post here, is if anyone thinks the combo is bad for any odd reason, and an opinion on if I poked them maybe I would get a tad bit of discount on my next tire as it will wear out faster."

I gave you my opinion on "poking"them. I stated if you work with the dealer alot leave it alone.If it was your 1st trip to that dealer then give them a call be nice and calm and discuss the issue.
Oct 22nd, 2009 7:07 pm
gotdirt
Quote:
Originally Posted by hazard
Sharkbait,

The tires now have about 500 miles with half being twisty, and I really can't tell the difference, not that I'm an aggressive rider, Even in the slick conditions this AM all seemed good.


GMack,

It was an insurance claim and I never signed anything, cause they had problems making it all balance. THe invoice does state power pilot not road pilots.......

I'm thinking to poke them a bit and see how they react.
OK maybe I read this wrong?" It was an insurance claim and I never signed anything," That IS the reply you stated to GMack. Correct? Thats why I stated you should have signed a repair order

You stated you had a pilot road 2 on the front and they replace it with a 2ct pilot power? So the dealer puts on one of the most stickiest tires Michelin makes and you are complaining about it? If you do not like the work the dealer did go to another one.
Oct 20th, 2009 12:33 pm
BeniciaRT John,

I wouldn't really worry about it... The profile is just a tad more aggressive, and the stick (when leaned) is amazing on the Powers. Those are the ones I ran at my track day, and the stick is excellent without having to put TOO much heat in them. However, just be aware they do need a little more temp in them before you get sporty...

The center compound is actually a good road (wear) compound, so you should be fine.

Enjoy them and stay the hell away from pot holes!
Oct 19th, 2009 5:52 pm
hazard
Quote:
Originally Posted by asquires
Just leave it , I used to run that mix on my K1200S for a while, it works well with the sticky one on the front especially if you are not on track days etc ..
cheers Andrew ...now K1300GT
Cool what I was looking for.....
Oct 19th, 2009 5:50 pm
hazard No "shame on me"

When I dropped the bike off I signed a work ORDER. It stated "customer hit a pot hole and reports front wheel damaged, check rear wheel and Driveline"

Now insurance takes over and inspects bike and finds some driveline issues, authorizes repair cuts check and leaves.

I pick up the bike and am presented an INVOICE stating line items,
SIlver front wheel
Grooved bearings
.
.
Labor...
..

Then hand written in
120/70/17 2CT Pilot Power.


Stated very obvious. However about 8 items on the list this penciled in it did not jump out at me, and is really only 1 word here.

Other factors, I had a road pilot on the front, I have a road pilot on the back. I never asked for power pilot, so why put one, and only one on? I did not have to tell them to order a silver wheel as opposed to a black wheel? Although I did have to give them a spare valve stem as they did not order a new one of them and stripped the old one.

AS far as happening more than once, what I meant was having the tires replaced by insurance as I took out both RIMS about 4 months ago. BTW Ozzies in Chico did the repair on this first incident and did an outstanding job. I might consider and large service items and drive the 3 hours to have it done. Tri-Valley Moto is the dealer that biffed this last one.



BTW this weekend I found out this dealer botched a repair on a GS for an acquaintance of mine. Beak was installed with only 1 screw not the 6 or 8 from the factory, parts not ordered or mis-ordered and then charging him for overnight to make hist ride date. A friend of mine had his cam chain tensioner installed in a wonky fashion that caused about 3200 in damage to his bike at the main branch of this dealership.


The only reason to post here, is if anyone thinks the combo is bad for any odd reason, and an opinion on if I poked them maybe I would get a tad bit of discount on my next tire as it will wear out faster.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gotdirt
Even, if it was an insurance claim,you should have signed a repair order allowing them to work on the bike. This sounds like shame on you and them. Without a signed repair order "poking" them won't do much good. Also you stated this is not the 1st time this has happened. Do you use the same shop for all your repairs? If so how would you "poking" them do much good except piss them off? I suggest and nice calm phone call and explain the problem to the service manager and see what happens. I not just leave it alone.
Oct 19th, 2009 4:57 pm
asquires
Pp2

Just leave it , I used to run that mix on my K1200S for a while, it works well with the sticky one on the front especially if you are not on track days etc ..
cheers Andrew ...now K1300GT
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