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Old 07-26-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
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Metzeler M3 anyone?

Does anyone have the Metzeler M3 on their bike? I've tried the M1s on my last bike and was very happy with how it performed. I have the stock bridgestones on my 06 1000rr and i don't like how it feels. these tires have slipped a few times on some turns but after 2500 miles it is about time for a new rear but i am going to change the front to have a matching pair. my friends have the pilot sports on their bikes and they seem to like it. I had the d208s on my last bike aswell and it was great for the street but took a while for it to heat up.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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i got those their awesome...
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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i love them ... my friend how ever didnt feel comfortable on them... hes selling a pair with 1 track day on them only 3 sessions.. only 100miles on them for like 260...as i said i love them.. i have had no problems. it was just his opinion
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:13 PM   #4
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i guess it depend on how fast you are or the type of riding you do. i love my pilot power but when i get on the track it can break loose when i exit a turn. i can try to improve my throttle response or use a quick bandaid and use race tires.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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i was runing 2'10-2'15 on m3 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and i did have any problems.. heat got up to 176degrees. albert at cycle gear is running same tires with pretty close times and temps still no problems.. its all prefrence... bump for M3 for sale...
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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I dont like the profile, not to say it's a bad tire I just am more comfortable with the pilot powers. I have a brand new metzeler M3 rear tire that I will sell to you at a good price. PM if interested.
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:19 PM   #7
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isnt the profile higher... there for it shall tip in easier.. what characteristics does it have that you dont like..
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just replaced the rear pilot power with the M3 this past sunday. maybe 20 miles yet.
still have the pilot power on the front.
if i don't trade the bike in for an ark will see WHENEVER it stops raining.
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:54 PM   #9
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The profile is MUCH taller, and I have gotten very used to the feedback the powers give me vs M3. As far as tip in...you can change that with bike setup versus changing your tire brand. I'm not a fan of the compound compared to the powers, the M3's are harder. And despite the fact they're softer, the powers wear unbelievably well for how much grip they provide. Leaned wet grip goes off with about 3/32 tread depth on powers, but the dry grip is amazing practically all the way down to the wear bars...they can take repeated heat cycling too.

Again, this is personal preference.. not an attack on metzeler at all, they're a great brand. I know the traction limits of the michelin street tires pretty well because I've ridden them for as long as they've been out and have a good feel for them...so it's not in my interests to change.
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i wasnt tryin to argue just tryin to find out why people feel the way they do... personaly im a tire and have tried a few diffrent tires.. they all feel extreamly close in feel.. i think its pretty much just ones prefrence on brand on what they might like... i think it would be pretty cool to see a tire test with now brand names on the tires and see then what the people choose not knowing exactly what they are on....
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had pilot change to m3 don't know yet but will find out
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I have Bridgestone but have heard great things about the dunlop tire.
Dont know if I will try the M3. I will wait to hear more feedback. Its nearly time for new tires.
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it is just hard to find a tire that responds well to the handling and feedback to the rider. the m1s did when i had them so i guess i will try out the m3.
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