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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Bootworks » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:53 pm

Update: Just installed my third set of PR3's. They average 7,000 miles, may be able to do another thou or so but the difference with the new set is remarkable, why push it? Happiness is new rubber!

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Ktkeith » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Pretty good, never skimp on the rubber. False economy.

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by kaivalagi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:34 pm

How many rears per front are you managing? I will be on the third rear fairly soon and the front still seems fine...
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by dflowers » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:52 pm

I have been very happy with the PR3 tires on my SMR. Perfect for the cool wet conditions where I live.

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:03 pm

kaivalagi wrote:How many rears per front are you managing? I will be on the third rear fairly soon and the front still seems fine...
I usually get through two rears to one front, which is on a par with any combination of tyre and bike I've ever had. My cross-town commute kills rear tyres, but the PR3s hold up pretty well.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by kaivalagi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:02 pm

ogden wrote:
kaivalagi wrote:How many rears per front are you managing? I will be on the third rear fairly soon and the front still seems fine...
I usually get through two rears to one front, which is on a par with any combination of tyre and bike I've ever had. My cross-town commute kills rear tyres, but the PR3s hold up pretty well.
Yeah, 2 rear to 1 front is normal for me too, just wondering if getting a 3 to 1 ratio is a long shot with the PR3's or not, that front tyre looks really really good still. Saving on that could pay for a nice LED rear light or something

I don't know, I would probably tell the difference on banking in to corners with a new front though, even if it looks okay now
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:30 pm

As nice as it is to have fresh rubber at both ends, there's nothing says you have to change both tyres at the same time. If the rear needs replacing, replace the rear. If the front needs replacing, replace the front. If they both need replacing, replace both.

If you decide to replace the front before it's knackered, I'll happily take the old one off your hands. I'll be at Snetterton in a month's time.

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by JJay51 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:13 pm

Looks like ill be getting a PR3 rear in the next couple of weeks then, my 1500 mile old standard conti hit the wear markers yesterday :?

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:24 pm

JJay51 wrote:Looks like ill be getting a PR3 rear in the next couple of weeks then, my 1500 mile old standard conti hit the wear markers yesterday :?
I went out for a long weekend ride when mine was new and the OEM hoops had about 1400 miles on them. At 1700 miles (in Cumbria) a mate pointed out the rear was bald, at 2000 it had a puncture and at 2100 I got home. It'd been so long since I'd had tyres that soft on a road bike it hadn't even occurred to me they might not last the weekend.

Stupid tyres to fit to a bike marketed for travel. Good riddance - it's not even as if they're anything special.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by JJay51 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:27 pm

ogden wrote:
JJay51 wrote:Looks like ill be getting a PR3 rear in the next couple of weeks then, my 1500 mile old standard conti hit the wear markers yesterday :?
I went out for a long weekend ride when mine was new and the OEM hoops had about 1400 miles on them. At 1700 miles (in Cumbria) a mate pointed out the rear was bald, at 2000 it had a puncture and at 2100 I got home. It'd been so long since I'd had tyres that soft on a road bike it hadn't even occurred to me they might not last the weekend.

Stupid tyres to fit to a bike marketed for travel. Good riddance - it's not even as if they're anything special.
I was quite shocked as ive always run PR2's etc.

Having said that i think my all time record was on a Dunlop alpha 10 on my 640 sm i think i managed about 700 miles :shock:

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:40 pm

JJay51 wrote:Having said that i think my all time record was on a Dunlop alpha 10 on my 640 sm i think i managed about 700 miles :shock:
I got about the same from a set of BT090s on my RGV. They gripped like shit to a blanket though.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ScoobyZ » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:00 pm

"Dad is it true Orange bikes go faster?"....."Cause it is son....cause it is!"

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:34 pm

ScoobyZ wrote:This guy doesn't like em:

http://jpramondon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/0 ... again.html
Looks like a duff tyre, nothing should ever blister like that.

I've ridden like a complete bellend in 40C+ weather on PR3s and had no problems. I'm pretty much a Michelin devotee these days, road or track..
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Scutty » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:20 am

+1 - its gonna take a great tyre to get me away from PR3s
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Post by pasen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:25 am

I really like the PR3 rear tyre. But what pressure do you run in yours?
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Post by ogden » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:33 am

pasen wrote:I really like the PR3 rear tyre. But what pressure do you run in yours?
Anything between 7 and 38 psi depending whether I've remembered to check the pressures, how many nails are poking through it. To be honest, I've not found varying the pressure makes a huge amount of difference on the road, the only thing that really changes the handling is the shape - when the rear is fresh the handling's great, when it's worn the handling's awful.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by gorre » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:48 am

I've done 24000 km's and already I've used already 5 rear ties.
The grip is great, but twice by now I've gotten less then 5000km out of a PR3. No trackdays, only riding in the Spanish mountains, no pilleon but with luggage.
Worst of all, it's not the center that's completely worn down but always the sides (about 2 cm off the edge).
Pressure is checked regularly (2.5).
Someone recommended to use a PR2 they seem to last a little bit longer.

Anyone else a similar experience ?

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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by Scutty » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:54 am

I am in the same boat - limited range from PR3s has pushed me over to Angel GTs (ordered this morning). TBH, longevity is the only complaint I have against the PR3s.
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Re: Pilot Road 3

Post by MotoMike723 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:53 pm

I just ordered a set of PR3's last night. Should have then fitted early next week.
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Pilot Road 3

Post by Rangoonruns » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:31 pm

How about running pr3 front and 2 rear
If someone will pay for the tyres I will fit them and be a test pilot in the name of smt science
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