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Offline johnboy

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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #10 on: 24 August, 2008, 10:22:20 AM »
Great help, we now know what to check on. I'm sure it's all pretty much old hat but just nice to be sure and maintain confidence in the rubber. :002:

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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #11 on: 24 August, 2008, 10:43:18 AM »
Good to know NOT Pilot Road (original or 2). 

Where do you get your info from Andy?

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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #12 on: 24 August, 2008, 11:36:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by andyscbf1000 [+]
Good to know NOT Pilot Road (original or 2). 

Where do you get your info from Andy?

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Just google Michelin Tire Recall
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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #13 on: 24 August, 2008, 05:22:16 PM »
For info I had a defect on my 1000 mile old rear PR2 last Thursday.
Riding to work around the Elephant and Castle I found it difficult to steer.
Stopped at lights and saw rear tyre was soft - only flat at the bottom though so continued the 1 mile to work rather slowly and examined tyre. The defect appeared to be a 1" cut right across the middle of the tread.
Take off wheel with Honda tool kit - not as difficult as I thought, down to FWR in Kennington, diagnosed as "you've ridden over some glass that's London for you" and £126-50 later ( :005: ) returned to work with new tyre. Put wheel back on - sorted.
The most worrying part was riding home knowing I'd put the wheel back on - I don't do wheel removal on bikes. Let's hope this one lasts more than 1000 miles
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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #14 on: 24 August, 2008, 05:35:48 PM »
You got 1000 miles.
My PR2 lasted 40miles.

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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #15 on: 24 August, 2008, 06:35:47 PM »
Sory to hear about the distances travelled on the PR2s. They are the best tyres I have had on the biffer, over 5000 miles and they ae still going strong (will try and not ride over things!) better still they have not flatten off like my old bridgestones did.

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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #16 on: 24 August, 2008, 08:51:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by midlife c [+]
They are the best tyres I have had on the biffer, over 5000 miles and they ae still going strong (will try and not ride over things!) better still they have not flatten off like my old bridgestones did.

Brilliant
 

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I agree whole heartedly ; Yesterday I had to ride home 35 miles in torrential rain . Absolutely no drama on almost new PR2's. The same ride a couple of weeks ago was horrendous on the BT57's . Every time I crossed the white line it was a case of clenching the sphincter. Whole bike feels a lot sharper and sportier too
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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #17 on: 24 August, 2008, 09:29:00 PM »
Just 40 miles, OUCH!!!!
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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #18 on: 27 August, 2008, 01:12:24 PM »
 :431: Just to run salt in the wounds of a 40 mile life span for a PR2, my biffer has now clocked up 34,000 miles and happily the last 14,000 are on a set of PR2's. To be honest probably should have replaced them at about 13,000, but they are just now starting to morph into the "BT57" style line following and random sideways movements, which on a set of BT57's (for me) happened at 8,000 miles. Strangely enough my previous BT57 front tyre was no too bad until it was replaced at 20,000, using up 2 rears, but I would say my front PR2 has worn more drastically than the rear, at it has become more pointed than flattened, the shoulders of the tyres have worn rather than the centres. Maybe the hard compound at the front is a little too hard. The rear wear has been more even, has anyone else noticed this effect. My impression was that the PR2 tyres were initially a little twitchy but never as stable as the original BT57's for the first few thousand, but whilst the BT57's then go off as they wear, the PR2's get better and better, and I've never a had any sidewinder moments with the PR2's (until this week) that become a regular wet weather "feature" of BT57's, again these were fine for the first 2-3,000 miles. If the biffer weighed much less and accelerated at half it's speed then BT57's would be fine, but neither is true. Hope your next set of PR2's last much longer.
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Re: Michelin PR2 tyres
« Reply #19 on: 27 August, 2008, 08:07:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by spartan117 [+]
Just 40 miles, OUCH!!!!

Thanks ratty and sparttan.

My failure of my PR2 was my fault.  I must not ride over things.  :110:

Havin clocked a few miles in this British Summer the PR2 gives me confedance. No more white line moments.   :005: 

MAJ