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Old 12-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Huh. I went to the Michelin site and only saw 17" front tires listed. I'll blame it on old eyes I guess...

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I like the Michelin Pilot Activs myself, good bang for the buck and I think they look nice. If you want white lettering, get a tire paint pen.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Huh. I went to the Michelin site and only saw 17" front tires listed. I'll blame it on old eyes I guess...

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It's not your eyes...looks like they might have dropped the 18" front, which really sucks. Like Thruxtonbill, I am running the 110/18 PR3 on my Thrux...looks like I may have to look elsewhere when I have to get new skins. I really hope that isn't the case.

To the OP, I obvioulsy give a nod to the PR3s for both performance and looks. They handle great (on wet roads too) and IMO they look fantastic (especially the 150/17 rear).
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi Thruxtonbill & Beemerrich, are you running the V, Z or W rated PR3 on the rear?

I noticed in the description, they indicate that the 150/70-17 V-Rated is a trail version. Do you happen to know what the difference is?

I have noticed how tight the clearance is on my 2012 Thruxton between the front sidewall and the fork (where the fender mounts), have you had any issues with the 110/80-18?

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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heidenau makes some tires that look like they are from the cafe era
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have noticed how tight the clearance is on my 2012 Thruxton between the front sidewall and the fork (where the fender mounts), have you had any issues with the 110/80-18?

Thanks!
I'm interested in the answer to this, too.

I've tried both Sport Demons and Avon RoadRiders on my bike. The Pirellis handle great, but wear out really quickly. The Avons feel about as good in the curves and last easily twice as long.



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Old 12-26-2012, 02:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have noticed how tight the clearance is on my 2012 Thruxton between the front sidewall and the fork (where the fender mounts), have you had any issues with the 110/80-18?
I am running the PR3 110/80-18 on my 2008 with no clearance issues. Unless there are differences in available clearance between the 2012 and 2008 forks that I am unaware of, you should be good to go.
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What he said.
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On my Thruxton I run Pilot Road 2's. They're not as sticky as the Sport Demons... But when I got less then 3K out of a set of Sport Demons, and I'm closing in on 9K on the Pilot Road 2's it's a no brainer for me. Although I've ridden more wet this year than anytime in my life that's not my goal so I'll be sticking with the stickier Road 2's. I'm running 110/80-18 up front, and 150/70-17 out back with no clearance issues what so ever.
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