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48 Posts | Latest reply on 05/08/2017 17:03:27 by dennyboo | Go to original / last post
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dennyboo

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I have a Michelin pilot tyre on the front of my bike not by choice.
Its gone into warp word in other words left  side is  as good as you would expect from a hammered tyre 
but the right side now that's another story 
Well out of shape big ridge on half lean 
basically f--ked
why ?

                                                                                                                                                                             
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In: Birmingham
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Its where the compound changes from hard centre for long life to softer edge for better cornering all riders have a preferred corner left or right  and you will go faster and bank more to which ever you have the confidence in   
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dennyboo

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Hi Jp no its not that mate its far over on the tyre about three quarters of the way to edge of tyre but why one side and its bad                                                                                                                                                                              
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nickscafe

In: Milton Keynes
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Left hand drive and right hand drive roads cause tyres to wear more on one side than other.

On left hand drive roads (UK), you take right corners harder than left, I believe.
It's due to road camber.

Even so, I usually get at least 12k miles from my Pilots....

You're rolling in to them corners hot, denny Wink
                                                                                                                                                                             
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dennyboo

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Yes I know what you mean about corner confidence mine has always been a left hander due to the fact its in my head that thers a bit more tarmac if it goes tits up lol                                                                                                                                                                             
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12 K ????????? how impossible 4 at most                                                                                                                                                                              
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your prob right about the camber stuff nick but I do hit lefts a lot harder than rights .                                                                                                                                                                              
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dennyboo

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Iam a bridgstone man tbh have diablos on back and putting one on front love the grip in the dry but not so nice in the wet and wear woo hoo 2500                                                                                                                                                                              
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nickscafe

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My ZZR is heading for 40k with three full tyre changes Smile
                                                                                                                                                                             
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dennyboo

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your jokin right                                                                                                                                                                             
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dennyboo

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do you use pilots all the time                                                                                                                                                                              
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nickscafe

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Yeah...I do now.
Switched from the factory Bridgestones at about 600 miles - they let me down too often in the wet.
It hurt...and I got fed up with replacing side panels at £350 each Confused
                                                                                                                                                                             
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dennyboo

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which ones were they I find then brill in both wet and dry . but they do have a wide range                                                                                                                                                                              
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dennyboo

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have to say though its never been a bad tyre until just recently . I thought it was too hard but its done well tbh                                                                                                                                                                              
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jinx57

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Must admit the Metzeler M5 Sports i put on to replace 16 year old Bridgestones are holding up well...about 6500 miles on the pair so far,both healthy...used to get 2500-3000 on the rear bridgestone on my SpeedFour 600...rev monster,lol                                                                                                                                                                             
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dennyboo

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ha ha that s why I love you jinxy get that rubber on the road lol but have to say wouldn't have a metzler given had bad experiences with them awful things Cry                                                                                                                                                                             
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dennyboo

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wheres steve h he will have good feedback on this                                                                                                                                                                              
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Steve_H

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Here I am.
Left side works with the road camber, right handers are against the camber so you're effectively leaning further and stressing the tyre harder.
Back tyres wear most in the middle, front tyres on the right. Unless you are in foreign parts where they ride on the wrong side of the road.
What's the miles on the tyre?
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dennyboo

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Ha ha we ought to get a Ask Steve H forum lol 
milage Iam not sure as it was on when I got the bike it prob about 3500 I would think                                                                                                                                                                              
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dennyboo

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Steve you must do my first bike post pretty please                                                                                                                                                                              


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