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post #1 of 35 Old 05-06-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires?

Anyone have any comments on these tires....good or bad? Thanks.

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post #2 of 35 Old 05-06-2012, 07:41 PM
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While I have no first hand experience with them......

........reports from people I trust rave about them. They make a specific construction version for adventure bikes like our V-Strom, so be sure to buy that version.

FWIW, I have the Continental Road Attack II, a competitor to the PR III, and I love them.
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post #3 of 35 Old 05-06-2012, 10:35 PM
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Review - webBikeWorld

A very favorable review.

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post #4 of 35 Old 05-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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I put on A set about 300 miles ago, I had the conti road attack II on before.
The Michelin front feels much different than the conti. The bike just falls into corners and holds its line very well.
After I got used to the new feel I am really liking them
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post #5 of 35 Old 05-06-2012, 11:56 PM
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Several threads exist on this topic, hopefully you can find some answers there: Stromtrooper.com - Search Results for pilot road 3

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post #6 of 35 Old 05-07-2012, 09:10 AM
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I have a set, 3000 to 4000 miles on them, no signs of wear. They're doing great. Spend 6 hours in the pouring rain, w/ wind, last weekend. No problems at all, they did just great. I've laid the bike over til the pegs drag, no problem.
As with all MC tires, check the air every couple of weeks. My local shop tells me that's the reason for 90% of MC tires failures that come in his shop.
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post #7 of 35 Old 05-07-2012, 10:09 AM
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Can't remember which, but a very recent issue of CW or MC'ist, they tested em and raved about em......said they were a big improvement from the previous model.

You could do A LOT worse!

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post #8 of 35 Old 05-07-2012, 01:15 PM
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sweetcreek these are "trail" or regular ?
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post #9 of 35 Old 05-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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I've been running PR1s, then PR2s and now PR3s for years. They are my favorite sport touring tire.

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post #10 of 35 Old 05-07-2012, 04:06 PM
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So far, so good on PR3's. Very few miles yet. I can tell you that the Conti Road attacks didn't wear well. Trail attacks were some better.
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