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Old 02-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #41
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Pilot POWER 3 review

Bill Drake at Wild West Honda in Katy will hook you up. They are a sponsor here. He also is doing a limited time special on the Q2's and always selling the S20's for a bargain!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #42
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I still have Q2's on sale for $199 for a 120/70-17 190/50-17 combo.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #43
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the PP3s are replacing the pilot pures, and the 2ct are still in production.
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the PP3s are replacing the pilot pures, and the 2ct are still in production.
Yes. Reread some reviews. They're the pilot pure replacement and have the 2ct technology.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #45
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I notice the PP3's don't have siping to the edge of the tire

the PP2's do.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #46
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I figured I'd try out the new Michelin Pilot POWER 3's this go around. Bill over at WWH gave me a great deal so I figured I'd try em out. Put 491 miles of aggressive riding on them today and they felt great. Air pressure when I left the house this morning (53) was 36 front 38 rear. They tip in to corners effortlessly. Very comfortable transitioning them. They did feel a little rough and bumpy at first so I dropped a few pounds front and rear. After that they felt great. Very sticky and never walked out on me today under hard throttle exiting turns. Overall they felt great and held up very well. Now lets see what kind of life I can get out of them. I'll be putting the pressures back up to 36f and 42r for back and forth to work. I'll update with more info as I continue putting them to use.
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I have now put 1001.6 miles on these tires. Commuted on them all week, 42r 36f. They're a little bumpy but still did well. Went out this morning for some VERY AGGRESSIVE RIDING. Started out with 34f cold and 36r cold. Once again I didn't like the way they felt while cornering. They just felt stiff. Wasn't absorbing anything. Dropped the front about 2 more lbs and the rear about 4. After that they felt better. After some very hard cornering at high speeds under hard acceleration at a low lean angle, they started walking out. I started forcing them out on purpose just to see what their tolerance was. It was very easy to walk them out on purpose. After a few mishaps I lost some trust and confidence and took it easier. One great thing is after two HARD rides and some commuting they still look NEW. No flat spot yet and still a ton of tread. For 75% of street riders these make great tires. They may not be sticky enough for some but overall they still perform very well. They may have some more grip once it warms up. It was a little chilly out this morning. If I can get some good life out of them I'll run them again. Lets see.
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These look my next tires.Where is this road at in the video?

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These look my next tires.Where is this road at in the video?
looks like the 59 feeder at hillcroft.
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Will post more info after my next ride on them, may drop the pressures a bit more. Otherwise...
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These look my next tires.Where is this road at in the video?
That's 3090 up to 4:02, then Racer's Road South after
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Will post more info after my next ride on them, may drop the pressures a bit more. Otherwise...
How'd they do under the power of the 10 Gary?
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How'd they do under the power of the 10 Gary?
Great. Warmed up quick. Rear felt solid. Never once slipped or even had me worried. Id rate the grip and feel above the S20, and I think the S20's are the . Never rode a Q2 rear so I cant compare. I still may need to drop the pressure 2 psi or so to get some better feel out of the front. Go watch the video Julz posted from yesterday, I broke them in pretty good
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What do you guys think about going from a 140 on a 4" rim to these tires in 160" on the 4" rim?

it will be an oversized tire but i want a good dual compound since i daily my bike. projected to hit around 10k-14k this first year of ownership. i was going to get diablo rosso II's in 110/140 but now im thinking about these in 120/160.
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What do you guys think about going from a 140 on a 4" rim to these tires in 160" on the 4" rim?

it will be an oversized tire but i want a good dual compound since i daily my bike. projected to hit around 10k-14k this first year of ownership. i was going to get diablo rosso II's in 110/140 but now im thinking about these in 120/160.
With a 4" rear wheel, I would not put a 160 rear on the 300 Ninja.
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John, I know you don't sell Michelin's, but could you recommend a cold pressure for these tires for freeway riding, and also the presure for spirited backroads riding? 190/55 Rear
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Got video footage. This dude can ride. My tires were too low this morning. Had a few times where the rear stepped out like I was on the edge. Then got some air and felt better. I had the BT 015 rear. 3 rides approx 1200 miles and the tire is 75% done.
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John, I know you don't sell Michelin's, but could you recommend a cold pressure for these tires for freeway riding, and also the presure for spirited backroads riding? 190/55 Rear
I'm no expert, I would like to hear what an expert recommends though, but I'm running about 32 f/r cold on spirited rides. That's what have felt best to me so far.
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The Power 3 seems to have a pretty stiff carcass, especially when cold.
Right now 34 front / 32 rear seems to work pretty well for most folks.
Once it warms up again I may consider raising the psi. a little.
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