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Old 05-23-2012, 10:17 AM
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Glad the Road 3 is said to be good.... I was just reading the posts about which version of the tire we want for the Strom.... so when I get the tires they should have a "W" on them?
There is only one 19" PR3 front tire for our bikes, the 110/80R19 59V Trail. There is a choice of rear tires. The 150/70ZR17 69W has the softer rubber compound coming up closer to the center. The 150/70ZR17 69V Trail probably will give longer tire life. I have the Trail rear, and it sticks and corners like it's on a rail road track...steady and smooth. Nothing wrong with it. Here are diagrams of the difference:
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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Thank you for that info! They just came in.... they are going to be installed tomorrow - I just found this article and am feeling good about my choice.... Last question - Will the tire pressures remain what is on the VIN plate? The 33 front and 41 rear?

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A Michelin telephone rep told me to use the bike's sticker pressures which are cold 33 front & 36 rear. I think the 41 on the VIN plate is the minimum pressure required if the bike is loaded to its maximum gross vehicle weight rating.
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Thank you for that info.....

I am now thinking that the combination of factors that compiled to equal my crash was the old rubber (7 years old with 4k miles) were dried out, the pressure was a touch higher than it should have been, dirtbike lube on the outside edge and I was a little hot coming into the turn..... those things combined to cause my accident, I believe.

I now ride with a rat in my head, when I turn I have a flashback of crashing but instead I think of bones splintering.... wicked scary..... Anyone have a trick to get rid of this "ghost"? Or will just time ease all mental wounds?
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Thank you for that info! They just came in.... they are going to be installed tomorrow - I just found this article and am feeling good about my choice.... Last question - Will the tire pressures remain what is on the VIN plate? The 33 front and 41 rear?

Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires Review | Rider Magazine
I just had PR3's mounted up last week and went on a 900 mile trip over the Memorial Day weekend. My first ride on the new tires was the morning I left for the trip and in my hurry to get going, I neglected to check the tire pressure, assuming the shop inflated them correctly. Monday morning, before the return ride home, I decided to check the pressures: 38-39 PSI front and back. I rode the first 750 or so miles with the tires over-inflated. I dropped them to 33/36 for the last leg.

Regardless, the PR3's stuck like glue the entire trip, cold or hot, wet or dry, straight and twisty roads. I found them very confidence inspiring - much more sure-footed than my 8,800 mile stock tires. Couldn't be happier with the PR3's.
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We all run higher tire pressures
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Default I also crashed yesterday

I was taking a safety training class. We were doing a quick stop maneuver, and I locked up the front wheel at about 20mph. I also tore off the turn signal, the foot rest, and tweeked the bars. The barkbusters did their job, and Givi bars look like I took a grinder to them. I feel like a dumb ass. I wonder if it was the chain lube, or the moron driving.
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Kind of ironic crashing at a safety training class.

Do you think abs would have helped?
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I'm sure if I had ABS the results would have been better.
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Dont know what chain lube would have to do with the front. I have abs on mine and the front abs. Have triggerethe rear a few times

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