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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Michelin Power Pure tyres fitted

God I wish I'd had a camera. I'm in the tyre shop, me on the bike and the two old boys going at the rear axle nut with a 6ft breaker bar that went out the door and into the street. Laugh, I nearly shat myself!

Anyhoo, got the new tyres on. The old qualifier II's were shot and although they'd been good to me, I did fancy trying these new lightweight wonders.

Riding into work this morning (going very easy on damp roads), they certainly feel a whole lot more nimble... than the squared of remnants I had on before (so not a fair comparison).

I'll share some thoughts once I've finished scrubbing them in.
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 11:09 AM
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nice one.
Yeah, let us know if you can really feel the difference in weight Vs the Q2s.
Also, will they stick the same in hot conditions...Michelins have a tendancy to become slippery when it gets really hot..which is quite paradoxical.

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Keep the tire pressure at 33-34 PSI range and they will serve you well.

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Early report (Still scrubbing in, so they've not been at full pace yet):

Very nimble. I've had great fun zipping on them the last couple couple of days (riding in town). The bike changes (and then perfectly holds) position with the slightest of efforts. They're pretty stable under hard-ish breaking too.

It's surprising to find that the rear's already been all the way over on the right side - much more of a shoulder than the dunlops which wrapped further around the carcass. I'm wondering if that's going to cause a handling issue at what I'd normally consider full lean, or whether the carcass naturally deforms as it goes over to manage that side of things.

Grip-wise they warm quickly, and possibly have a touch more grip when cold than other pure sports tyres (Using qualifier II's as the direct comparison there). Again, having not really pushed them yet I can't vouch for the extremes of performance.. but I'm beginning to think it could be good.

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I agree ^^^ great tires and worth the price.

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I have my Pilot Pure's at a much lower PSI 30/30 because they felt numb at 33/33.
Careful with these tires as they are much raved about but mine truly didn't come in until I had 700mi on them. Now they are sticky but prior to that they were pretty numb feeling & higher pressures were just even less feeling. Keep in mind this is on a Duc 1098 but sport bikes are sport bikes.
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Some S1000 owners swapped to the Pure, one swapped staright back again to Metzelers, he reckoned the front tread pattern (the two lines close to the centre of the tyre) caused the bike to follow road imperfections??

I want some one to tell me these Pures are very good, as paying for racetec interact K3 (street version) at 330 a pair is expensive

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Mike, I also experianced the front tire following road lines on my pures, but only on 1 road! I guess that road is really fucked up. But it wansnt because of the threads towards the middle of the front tire, it only did it when the bike was straight, not when slightly leaned (which is when those threads would have been square with the road) It didnt bug me a bit. The tires grip, handle and heat up like a dream! And at $300 (USD) delivered to my door for the set, I cant complain!

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Mike, I also experianced the front tire following road lines on my pures, but only on 1 road! I guess that road is really fucked up. But it wansnt because of the threads towards the middle of the front tire, it only did it when the bike was straight, not when slightly leaned (which is when those threads would have been square with the road) It didnt bug me a bit. The tires grip, handle and heat up like a dream! And at $300 (USD) delivered to my door for the set, I cant complain!
Thanks for that, the bloke I got my Metzelers from had them on his, I think Suzuki 1300 naked, he said the front was skittery, oddly enough one S1000 owner who tried Pures swapped back to Power 2CT and reckoned they suited the bike better..odd when the Pure is it's replacement

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I had the best grip on the track with 29psi front / 31 psi rear. Great tyres!

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