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#1 Phil Jones

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

I just got a set of Michelin Pilot Road 3's installed Friday. Put over 200 miles on them yesterday going down to Daytona and hit 140 on some nice open road.

These tires are sublime. You won't regret them.

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got them for $397 installed with tax at Jacksonville PowerSports. They had them on in about 1 hour. Worth every penny.

Next month I get to take them up to the twisty's of NC/TN including the dragon:)

#2 daddykevin

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

I went with the Pilot 3's rather than the Avon Storms that I had on my Councours.

I love the Pilots, they're a little bit noisier than the Avons, but the performance is exceptional especially in the rain.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

I switched from the stock Metzler to the RP3.
It was amazing, unfortunately I found mileage not that great. I had to replace front tire at 6000 miles. I will probable get 7500 miles off the rear, will see.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

Hey Phil, did you have to make an appointment or just rode in and they had the tires and put them on in an hour ,I live on the west side ,I'm due for tires $397.00 seems fair to me.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:10 AM

Good to hear. I've got a set on deck waiting to go on when the Storm IIs are done. Got them via Amazon/Chaparral for about $305 for the set.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

Just over 10K on my PR3 rear so far and looks like lots of miles to go -- even here in TX where we never get to use the edges...

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:43 AM

Nearly all tires are sublime when they are first put on the bike. Especially when the old tires that came off handled like crap, and the new ones are, well, new.

It's how that same tire feels after a few thousand miles that counts.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

Is any one running the B rated MP3's ?? .. .. Is spending the extra $30 for the B rated worth it? and yes i will spend half of the tire life with my better half on board.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:54 AM

Is any one running the B rated MP3's ?? .. .. Is spending the extra $30 for the B rated worth it? and yes i will spend half of the tire life with my better half on board.


Short Answer NO, here is the link on some more details for you:

http://www.fjrforum....12

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:10 AM


Is any one running the B rated MP3's ?? .. .. Is spending the extra $30 for the B rated worth it? and yes i will spend half of the tire life with my better half on board.


Short Answer NO, here is the link on some more details for you:

http://www.fjrforum....12


Thank You Sir, ps, I am soooo ready to get these Metzlers OFF MY BIKE !!!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

Thank You Sir, ps, I am soooo ready to get these Metzlers OFF MY BIKE !!!


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

Well,

Got my new tires on yesterday, during this experience I've learned a couple of things. It's hard to find a single 19mm Allen wrench, so i had to buy a pack of them from Harbor Freight. Although their are a couple of tricks out there as to not using this single tool but i chose to buy one. 2nd i will need brakes soon and found out i can do this brake change while keeping the wheels on the bike. :yahoo: 3rd, i did look at my drive shaft and it was dry, so i goter lubed up. All n all it was a good day TATTER.
Had these PR3's on my VFR before i got my FJR and very much Loved them, and just riding around the neighbor hood i could feel the difference from the Met,z6 that was on there. I will not ever own the z6's again if i have any choice in the matter, Did Not like them at all!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:20 AM

... and just riding around the neighbor hood i could feel the difference from the Met...


Yep... Glad you got'em on and now you will many more Happier Miles on the FJR!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:57 AM

Is any one running the B rated MP3's ?? .. .. Is spending the extra $30 for the B rated worth it? and yes i will spend half of the tire life with my better half on board.

I am one of the few fat bastards on the board, So the added load rating is important to me. So it's worth it from my POV.YMMV. ;)
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

Well,

Got my new tires on yesterday, during this experience I've learned a couple of things. It's hard to find a single 19mm Allen wrench, so i had to buy a pack of them from Harbor Freight. Although their are a couple of tricks out there as to not using this single tool but i chose to buy one.

Too easy, not to.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:40 AM


Well,

Got my new tires on yesterday, during this experience I've learned a couple of things. It's hard to find a single 19mm Allen wrench, so i had to buy a pack of them from Harbor Freight. Although their are a couple of tricks out there as to not using this single tool but i chose to buy one.

Too easy, not to.
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+1 - That is what you call a multi-use tool. :yahoo:

I happen to have one that looks just like it. Even the same brand (Craftsman)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

I bought a MotionPro Hex Axle tool that fits, 17,19,22,24 hex nuts. So it works for my FJR, my brothers Beemer, and some friends' sport bikes. Got it at a dealer for like $12.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:16 AM

17,192,224 nuts?? Wow dude, that's alotta nutz!:lol:
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

17,192,224 nuts?? Wow dude, that's alotta nutz!:lol:


That's me dude...I have a lot of Nutz. Its just the way it is.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:08 AM



Well,

Got my new tires on yesterday, during this experience I've learned a couple of things. It's hard to find a single 19mm Allen wrench, so i had to buy a pack of them from Harbor Freight. Although their are a couple of tricks out there as to not using this single tool but i chose to buy one.

Too easy, not to.
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+1 - That is what you call a multi-use tool. :yahoo:

I happen to have one that looks just like it. Even the same brand (Craftsman)



I thought that was the best trick i found for a 19mm, but for some reason i could not find that 5/8 in my slew of tools i have. Maybe one of the kids borrowed it. (Kids) Love em though.