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Old 25-06-18, 12:23 AM   #11
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another thought that i had was the law in that tread had to be a certain percentage of the tyre circumference.

Think it has to be 100% of the circumference but a continuous band 75% of the width 1mm deep and the pattern visible on the rest?
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Old 25-06-18, 04:06 PM   #12
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yup but it does not state how far over in the band the original tread must go.
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Old 05-08-18, 01:54 PM   #13
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I've never seen a tyre turn such a weird colour





This is after ~900 miles
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Old 06-08-18, 12:31 PM   #14
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nowt to worry about. good news is that your suspension settings seem to be in the correct ball park.
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Old 06-08-18, 12:44 PM   #15
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Oh good. So I was right to leave them completely stock
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Old 21-04-19, 09:48 AM   #16
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Nearly 5k miles on these and they still look and feel great! I can see these lasting longer than any other tyre I've had. I will say though, that about 1.5-2k of those miles were mostly motorway blasting. So quite gentle in terms of acceleration. The rest though has been heavy handed B-road blasting



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Old 28-06-19, 05:17 PM   #17
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6k miles. It's looking like it might be nearing the end. They seem to just wear in the middle and very edges

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Old 01-07-19, 05:07 PM   #18
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Not bad for a Michelin 'Road' tyre. I get somewhere between 6-8K on the rear of a Pilot Power 2CT on my F800ST.

How did you find the wet grip on these?
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Old 01-07-19, 06:08 PM   #19
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I barely rode it in the wet. The only time I did was blasting down the motorways to France, so I can't really comment on wet grip performance
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Old 15-07-19, 05:52 PM   #20
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I barely rode it in the wet. The only time I did was blasting down the motorways to France, so I can't really comment on wet grip performance

They are great in the wet.
Just wish I could comment on longevity as the last rear lasted 1200 miles before a puncture ruined it, though the one that replaced looked good after 5000 miles... still waiting to wear out a PR5.


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