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Thread: R1100S tire advice sought....uh oh.

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    R1100S tire advice sought....uh oh.

    OK, I've narrowed my choices down to 3 tires: Michelin PR3, Pilot Power 2CT, and Continental ContiMotion. Yes, I know there are other tires out there and I've used most of them - I'm only interested in your opinions on these three. (And no, I do not want to know about anyone's leaky transmission case on their 7 year old motorcycle )

    Application is sport-touring. About 50/50 interstate/secondary roads. Mileage versus handling importance is 40/60. Full tire width is utilised so I'd like them to be confidence inspiring and not prone to giving me any surprises.

    So, what say you, 'O Learned Ones?
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    I've got a PP2CT on the front of my RT and I like it a LOT.
    At 6,700 miles, it's starting to cup, and it's pretty close to the wear indicator bars. I usually run it at 37-38 psi dead cold for the street, 36 for Angeles Crest.
    I've been very happy with how it handles, including our grooved freeways and our metal grated bridges.
    I get on the front brake HARD frequently (hardly ever touch the rear except to flash at tailgaters), and it sticks.
    The replacement PP2CT is already in the garage.

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    Used the PR2, and the PP2ct on my S, both good tires, wore the edges off of both. PR2 was a great tire for very spirited street, and good in rain. PP was also a good tire, served well on a few track days, and street, mileage 25-30% better PR.

    If you do ride in the rain some, and no track, the PR would be better, IMHO. I ride with some guys that push edge to edge with this tire and like it a lot.
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    If the PR3 is any bit as good that would be my choice. Handling is superb wet or dry on my RT and mileage very good with the PR2. So good I've seen no reason to pay more for the PR3 on the last two tire changes. Reckon I'll use em till they phase them out which I hope is a long time from now.

    I've never tried either the 2CT or the Conti Commotion.
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    I think this tire application may be appropriate for your S.

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    New tires before the Rally, eh?

    Whassamatta, you 'fraid you won't be able to keep up with the Phantom Grey/Screaming Yellow Zonkers S Bike???

    Well, are you???



    PS. Maybe we should start a new poll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    I think this tire application may be appropriate for your S.

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    You'd have to have a lot of balls to ride that!

    Though I do see the rear has the optional high traction profile!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    I think this tire application may be appropriate for your S.
    Y'know, its posts like this that make me.....want to buy you a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
    New tires before the Rally, eh?

    Whassamatta, you 'fraid you won't be able to keep up with the Phantom Grey/Screaming Yellow Zonkers S Bike???

    Well, are you???



    PS. Maybe we should start a new poll?
    I'm scared. Real scared. Hoping you'll give me a head start...in the beer tent.

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    Thanks for all the valued input (and a couple of laughs), folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    I think this tire application may be appropriate for your S.

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    So, this is the thread where you guys have been hanging out lately. Hey Bluehole, why isn't your bike in this picture?
    04 R1100s (gone), 92 K75s, 97 F650st

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    Quote Originally Posted by k75s View Post
    So, this is the thread where you guys have been hanging out lately. Hey Bluehole, why isn't your bike in this picture?
    Uh, that IS his bike.

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    And so...the saga continues...!
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    I recently bought some PR3s, but have not had chance to get any miles on them yet. In reading reviews throughout the interweb, there was strong consensus that this was THE sport-touring tire to get. Superb wet handling, excellent dry handling, very predictable performance, and stupid good life (as in, if I only get 9K miles it will be a bit disappointing).

    at the time, Iron Horse in Tucson had the best on-line pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    I recently bought some PR3s, but have not had chance to get any miles on them yet. In reading reviews throughout the interweb, there was strong consensus that this was THE sport-touring tire to get. Superb wet handling, excellent dry handling, very predictable performance, and stupid good life (as in, if I only get 9K miles it will be a bit disappointing).

    at the time, Iron Horse in Tucson had the best on-line pricing.
    You should love them. They were by far the best tire I ever ran on my S.

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