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Pilot Road 3

Post by JimmyDean » Fri May 27, 2011 2:52 am

A month ago I put the new PR3's on the 'tard and she loves them. Feel very stable right from the start and had the Mich-Man kiss the asphalt first turn :D Very good feel and with the number of weird sipes shud be excellent in the rain and pretty good on dirt roads. Two more weeks Ill be doing another 5 day ride up into Canada, like last year, and give a better report on all road conditions :mrgreen:
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by CPB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:28 pm

Have got about 1K miles on PR3's. Love them.

Great feedback in wet and dry. Plenty of grip in both too.

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by JimmyDean » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:07 am

did a 5 day trip from Balt MD to Quebec and back and put 1805 miles on them. (Awesome time :lol: Trip info/pics still to come)

The tires performed extremely well in all turns and road conditions! Dry, dirt, gravel, grass, and especially the wet stuff. Did two days of back roads in the pouring down rain and the tyres stuck like glue. I've never had confidence in a tyre in the wet before now; i was hitting 90mph sweepers like it was dry and they wouldnt give; pushing them as hard as I could just to see when they'd break = never happend :lol:
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by milq » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:58 am

How're they wearing so far?

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by rancidballbag » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:09 pm

I had the PR3's fitted at 16,060 miles. Now up to around 18,700 miles. Over 2,500 miles later these tyres still look like new! Fantastic in the dry and in the wet. Warm up very quickly. When I ride in the wet I can smell the warm rubber whenever I come to a stop. A proper warm tyre smell....(somewhat reassuring 8-) ) Won't be changing for anything different anytime soon.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by White Knight » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:37 pm

Just put a pair on, and man am I impressed. I find the feel and grip much more confidence inspiring than the Conti's. I love these tires!
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by deanodog » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:51 pm

Well after 9,000 miles I am at the point of changing my pair of tyres.

My first rear changed at 4,600 miles (by Conti's standards these have done pretty well), second rear now being changed at 9200 miles along with the front which is now pretty knackered too.

I have done my research and listened to recommendations and it came down to a choice of either the Bridgestone's BT023 GTs or Michelin's Pilot 3s. I have read that the PR3s can push 9000 miles and stick to the road like glue and even in the wet -- well, we will see.

The choice wasn't difficult. I opted for the PR3s. :)

Naturally I will give feedback but for the moment I am glad I now have an opportunity to come away from the Conti's and to sit me and my bike on a decent set of boots. :)

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Poucher56 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:58 am

Either I'm doing something wrong or you guys are riding around with a spark plug off :D

My original Conti's did 2,400 miles before needing replacing and then I fitted a set of PR3's which have been excellent, particuarly impressed with the front tyre, really good grip and feel in the wet, they have done 3,600 miles and the rear tyre is about shot now, it might see 4,000 miles but that's unlikely.

The rear seems a bit softer than PR2's that I've had fitted to other bikes

Either way I'm replacing it with another PR3, they are that good, far better than Dunlop Roadsmarts, the pic below shows one on the rear of my BMW, it had done 3,500 miles in total and was bald by 3,000, the hard centre band meant that the tyre was no longer a round profile and it was affecting the handling of the bike badly :(

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by PDavo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:11 am

Poucher56 wrote:Either I'm doing something wrong or you guys are riding around with a spark plug off :D

My original Conti's did 2,400 miles before needing replacing and then I fitted a set of PR3's which have been excellent, particuarly impressed with the front tyre, really good grip and feel in the wet, they have done 3,600 miles and the rear tyre is about shot now, it might see 4,000 miles but that's unlikely.

The rear seems a bit softer than PR2's that I've had fitted to other bikes

Either way I'm replacing it with another PR3, they are that good, far better than Dunlop Roadsmarts, the pic below shows one on the rear of my BMW, it had done 3,500 miles in total and was bald by 3,000, the hard centre band meant that the tyre was no longer a round profile and it was affecting the handling of the bike badly :(

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Someones been doin doughnuts by the looks of your rear tyre lol I got 5k out of my rear PR2 could have gone a little further but with the wet weather on way didn't wanna take the chance.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Marcelo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:29 pm

just instaled my first pair of Pr3 this weekend. After 600 kms in raining and dry conditions i´m totaly happy and convinced the Pr3 is perfect to SMT

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by malthai » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:16 pm

Anyone know how PR3 work on a trackday?
Oem tyres (conti sportattack) works very well, i think.
Im so confused, PR3 or conti roadattack 2? I cant decide. :?
Its not gonna be conti sortattack, worn out way to fast.
Im gonna do some trackdays, but allso som light offroad in some old quarries.
which tires should I choose? all suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Stormin » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:34 pm

I personally have never done a track day with them but when I asked the dealer to change the Conti's when I bought the SMT he suggested the PR3's and proceeded to show me a set that they fitted to a ZX10R for a track day (he's a Kawasaki agent as well) to prove to me how good they were.
The guy who was riding the Kwack albeit a handy club racer had the 2nd fastest time of the day and the tyres weren't marked unlike the Corsa3's on the bike with the fastest time which were cut to bits.
There was 0.75 secs in it and the fastest man just happened to be a certain Jeremy McWilliams!
To me that says it all!!!!!

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by PeteD1 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:38 am

Original Contis finally worn out - yippee!!

Going to fit the PR3s now and get some proper "feel" at the front.

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Lalo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:41 pm

Picked up my first sset of PR3's on Friday.

All I can say is WOW, what a difference! The old Conti was damn near destroyed after 3k miles and that was riding it easy.

Best price I found was at Chaparral Motorsports at $168 US for the rear.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Eunuch » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:02 pm

Just curious chaps since I imagine most went for the PR3's because you expect to ride a lot in the wet, what tyre pressures do you use for that mixed mode? 31/31 seems fine for dry/spirited riding but seems a bit low for cooler/wet riding.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Tue May 01, 2012 11:56 am

Eunuch wrote:Just curious chaps since I imagine most went for the PR3's because you expect to ride a lot in the wet, what tyre pressures do you use for that mixed mode?
Whatever the fitter put in the tyres when the they went on the wheels.

It took me about a hundred miles to realise I had a hole in my rear tyre a few weeks back, and I was down to 7psi by the time I eventually stopped to see why it was weaving so badly. Given I'd just been merrily tonking it down country roads at up to a ton, I honestly can't imagine two or three psi here or there would make enough of a difference on the road for me to notice, let alone care.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Eunuch » Tue May 01, 2012 12:21 pm

ogden wrote:Given I'd just been merrily tonking it down country roads at up to a ton, I honestly can't imagine two or three psi here or there would make enough of a difference on the road for me to notice, let alone care.
:D

I regularly go out to play in the wet too and though knew 31/31 wouldn't be ideal just wanted to know if anyone found the sweet spot on the PR's to carry you thru some pretty long wet rides as well as the sunny ones. I'll suck it and see.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Tue May 01, 2012 12:29 pm

I'll vote for "more than 7psi"
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by PeteD1 » Tue May 01, 2012 4:37 pm

I used 34 / 36, two-up, full luggage, from Leeds to Normandy (Northern France) and back (plus journeys whilst there) - all in the pissing rain. Stuck like glue. :D

I normally run 34 / 35, however.

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Eunuch » Tue May 01, 2012 5:08 pm

PeteD1 wrote:I used 34 / 36, two-up, full luggage, from Leeds to Normandy (Northern France) and back (plus journeys whilst there) - all in the pissing rain. Stuck like glue. :D

I normally run 34 / 35, however.
Thanks Pete.

For now it's mostly solo though I plan to take SWMBO on the odd tour once the SMT honeymoon period is over. I'll play aound those pressures to start with and see how I get on. Tyres go on tomorrow on the way to work so timing is perfect.
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