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Re: Fitted Michelin Pilot Road 4's
Reply #60 on: 20 September, 2015, 03:28:26 PM
I have just replaced my pilot 4 s at 9000 miles, back just near depth bars front about 2 mm,  back was slighty squared but at least 1/3 of the miles were motorway on tour, front slightly shallower on shoulders with a small amount of ' scalloping', next set on and ready to go on bends after ,5 miles again, hard tyre to beat both in wet and dry grip and longevity.


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Re: Fitted Michelin Pilot Road 4's
Reply #61 on: 21 September, 2015, 02:19:02 AM
Mine have only about 2500km so far but they're riding great. Using 36F/42R in them and the biggest problem I'm finding is that the bike wants to go faster. It's so smooth that I'm having to watch my speed as I'm usually 10-15kph faster than I should be or would have been with the OEM tires.
 

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Re: Fitted Michelin Pilot Road 4's
Reply #62 on: 21 September, 2015, 11:53:54 AM
*Originally Posted by dbrewerton [+]
Mine have only about 2500km so far but they're riding great. Using 36F/42R in them and the biggest problem I'm finding is that the bike wants to go faster. It's so smooth that I'm having to watch my speed as I'm usually 10-15kph faster than I should be or would have been with the OEM tires.

 :435: But the OEM ones, were they bridgestone ? you would be in the ditch a lot quicker. :028:
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Pressures Pilot Road 4's v temp change
Reply #63 on: 05 June, 2022, 09:24:41 PM
Hi,

Perhaps this may be interesting. Perhaps I have not seen a similar post, apologies if I missed one.

After a year now on the pilot road 4's I have noticed front is very sensitive to pressures. All other aspects these are excellent.

As many mention 36/42 works well, though if this is on a warm day, a change of weather, temp/rain, can drop these by 1 or 2 psi and the front starts to wander a little on the tighter corners. Found anything under 36 from cold does this.

Tested up to 38 on a warm day and all remains good and when the rain hits and temp changes, still good.



Rear seems quite forgiving after losing several psi.

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Pyro