Friday, December 23, 2016

One new Shoe

If you recall my last post from my last group trip then you will know that I had to get a new tyre as a piece of steel or something similar went straight through it and left me on the side of the road.

Well a few weeks later here we are with a R1 hypersports weapon with 2 different brands of tyres on it. What to do about it was my first thought as this is a bit of a pickle to be in. Here is the new rear with less than 350kms on it..


A new michelin pilot road4.  If i had my way I would never had these on this 'this' bike but I had no choice as this was the only option. I would like to be surprised with their performance but I'm not convinced on an R1. I'm glad it has traction control.

My dilema over the past couple of weeks has been wether to take it off and try and sell it or to replace the front bridgestone with the same michelin. What to do?

Will the michelin touring tyres be capable of the abuse this bike dishes out or put something a bit more sporty on.

After careful consideration i think i will try these touring tyres out and hope for the best. I will keep the bridgestone front and next change get a bridgestone rear.  Lets just hope these tyres are really good. I'm counting on it otherwise flyboy might be putting up an obituary post.

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  1. WTF? Just buy a proper tyre you tight arse!

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    1. You know that I don't have 2 cents to rub together at the moment, should make for an interesting NZ trip.

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  2. I can give no advice on tires. My bike is shod with whatever Troubadour mounts on them. I get on it, I ride it.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Steve.

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    1. And a merry christmas and happy new year to you Brandy.
      I wish I was like you and never worried about these things but I am and I do.

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  3. I've gone from PR2 through PR3 to PR4 on the bandit and have found them to be an excellent tyre.

    Granted it's not high horsepower bike like yours, but it is heavy at 250kg and they have never let me down, wet or dry. I get good war from them too.

    I guess it will depend on your riding style.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas and New Year to you too. I'd really like to be surprised at how they perform. They are probably better than the tyres I had on 5 years ago. So we will see I guess.

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  4. looks the same as what tarsnakes just put on recently
    hope it works out ok for ya

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    1. Yeah Peter, Jules swears by them as well as Geoff James. I'm sure they'll be fine.

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  5. A few years ago, I had a friend who put several sets of PR2s on his ZX-12R because he liked them so much. We were always trying to keep up with him no matter what he shod his bike with, so you'd hope that if PR2s were good with a bike with that much weight and power, you'll be ok with an extra 2 generations of development.

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    1. Thanks for the positive reinforcement Andrew. I'm sure you'll be right about that. I am open minded so we shall see how they go and I'll report on them when done.

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  6. I doubt you'll be too disappointed with it on the road. Particularly if you get some wetness.

    A mate ran PR2's in the pre '89 racing series (on a GSX-R750) here a few years ago because they lasted well. I know you're poking out more ponies than he was but how often are you on the track.

    Just make sure that you keep it attached to the road and have a great New Year!

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    1. Cheers bud and happy new year to you too.
      Hopefully catch up in Feb for a beer and possibly a ride.

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  7. I love the PR4's, but then a again I don't ride anything like you do on the R1. That one you had fitted on your trip was the most expensive PR4 I've ever heard of. My recent rear (190/50 x 17) cost $284 fitted to the wheel (I remove and install the wheel for the bike myself). Is it a 55 profile? I fear a 50 would really slow the turn in on a bike like the R1.
    Best wishes for 2017 Steve and I'm really looking forward to reading about your upcoming NZ trip.

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    1. Hey Jules
      Yes it was quite expensive but when you are stuck in the country with not much they can charge what they want. It was $319 i think plus $50 fitting which they did straight away so I guess I can't complain too much. It is a 50 instead of the 55 so I'll see how it goes and report on them in due time.

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