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post #1 of 24 Old 07-14-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail

If you are a high mileage street rider/comuter this is a great tire. The dual compound Pilot 3 has been a popular tire for 17" sport tourers for some time. FINALLY, Michelin is making it in sizes that fit our bikes. I have got about 500 mi on a set on the Vee, and the bike has never been more stable or handled better on the road. (It no longer wags crossing longitudinal freeway grooves like the Anakees). They are pricey, but should hold up well due to the dual compound. I will follow up with a wear appraisal in a few thousand miles.
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post #2 of 24 Old 07-15-2013, 11:20 AM
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These have been _the_ tire of choice on the Tiger 1050 forum for some time.
Please update as you put miles on!
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I went to the pr-3 street a while back. Great tire, but the rear only lasted 6,000 miles. The front is still very good with only a little cupping at 8,000 mi. I have now gone with a pr-3 trail version to try to get a little more longevity.

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I have almost 8k on my set. Great tires. No cupping at all. Very stable and excellent grip in the rain. Saving up some cash for my next set. Only have about 500 miles left on the rear. Yea i know the front can last longer but i like to replace em in sets.

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I have 2K on mine and it looks to have very little wear. Should last longer than the 5800 the stock tire did

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I have almost 8k on my set. Great tires. No cupping at all. Very stable and excellent grip in the rain. Saving up some cash for my next set. Only have about 500 miles left on the rear. Yea i know the front can last longer but i like to replace em in sets.
Only 8K on the rear? Different owners get different mileage of course but that seems low. I have 5,700 on the factory Bridgestones and could easily get 8K out of the rear. BUT...I am going on a trip to WV with my Son and I just ordered a set of Pilot Road 3 Trails to mount up. Probably looking at 4K miles in a week and don't want to run out of rubber! I was just about ready to order the Anakee 3's, but I simply don't ride in off road conditions enough to justify them. I really like the looks, but I don't want anywhere near a mudhole, muddy ruts, etc. I think I will be pleased with the Road 3's but I sure expect more than 8K out of the rear!

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Only 8K on the rear? Different owners get different mileage of course but that seems low. I have 5,700 on the factory Bridgestones and could easily get 8K out of the rear. BUT...I am going on a trip to WV with my Son and I just ordered a set of Pilot Road 3 Trails to mount up. Probably looking at 4K miles in a week and don't want to run out of rubber! I was just about ready to order the Anakee 3's, but I simply don't ride in off road conditions enough to justify them. I really like the looks, but I don't want anywhere near a mudhole, muddy ruts, etc. I think I will be pleased with the Road 3's but I sure expect more than 8K out of the rear!
My tires never last too long. Im a hefty guy at 240lbs and i ride like a bat outta hell most of the time. 8k is actually good life for me. I had 7k on the factory tires and they had plenty of tread left but the front started to cup so i replaced them.

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My tires never last too long. Im a hefty guy at 240lbs and i ride like a bat outta hell most of the time.
Plus hot road surfaces and perhaps abrasive aggregate in some regions used to make the paving material. Tire life is very individual.

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I've got ~800 miles on mine and I love them, it was raining when I picked up the bike when they were installed, though I was super cautions with inputs, I never felt a slip.

Curious about the "Trail" aspect of these, they look like a street tire, has anybody got any dirt/gravel experiences they'd like to share...?
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I've got ~800 miles on mine and I love them, it was raining when I picked up the bike when they were installed, though I was super cautions with inputs, I never felt a slip.

Curious about the "Trail" aspect of these, they look like a street tire, has anybody got any dirt/gravel experiences they'd like to share...?
They are a street tire. The trails just have harder rubber compound in the center so they last longer.

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