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Maintenance Tips and Tricks for your Sprint Maintenance tips, tricks, performance suggestions and proven setups for the Sprints DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!! Please post questions to the general forum.

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:27 AM   #471 (permalink)
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Hi Uraberg, you are 100% right.

The tyre was still not quite to the wear bars in the centre but the outside edges (more the right) was down to the bars and beyond and gave that horrible feeling of tipping in at a very fast rate.

So the answer is yes they wear in a Vee and the last few miles are not enjoyable if you ride in a spirited manner in the corners like many of us do
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #472 (permalink)
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Just recently put some Dunlop Road Smart II's on my Sprint. I was looking at the PR2 and 3s but then found a smoking deal on the Dunlops that couldn't be passed up. I can only compare them to the stock tires that were replaced. Though I know you're supposed to take it easy on new tires as they can be a bit slick, they were scrubbed edge to edge by the time I got home. Couldn't help it.

The stock front had been severely cupped, and the turn in was so bad I found myself counter steering in certain corners. Odd feeling. So I expect any tire would have been a dramatic improvement. These tires feel to be pretty neutral handling. No complaints. But not enough miles to report on wear yet.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #473 (permalink)
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At 10.5k miles, I replaced my pilot road front. I could have squeezed another 1500 miles out of it, but honestly I was not enjoying the ride anymore. After 7k miles or so, the wear on the tire is so pronounced that the handling turned abysmal.

My rear tire will be replace tomorrow, at almost 5k miles. this was a pirelli diablo that was actually a 170/60. The 170 does not fit the rim on the 1050 sprint very well, and as such, it was a terrible tire to ride on.

The new tires are bridgestones S20. Jakewilson has a very good deal on them right now, and I have decided that I prefer a lower mileage tire that will (hopefully) maintain its good handling properties throughout its life.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #474 (permalink)
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just took the bike to the dealer to have them look over my pr3's and there still doing great .. perfect wear.. we upped the front pressure from 32.5 to 35 and the rears from 32.5 to 33 . 12,000 miles plus and still have half the tread left ill post pics later ( reason for the front pressure is to reduce the small flat spot that is starting to form .. its just a tiny one .. took it out for a spin and it still handles wonderfull
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #475 (permalink)
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Yikes! Those are some pretty low pressures for street riding.

A note for diy tire mounters; my pirelli diablo rear has incredibly stiff sidewalls. It was a bitch to mount, and i actually had to cut it off today.
As a matter of fact, i had sprung a bit of a leak today (right before i wanted to replace it anyway :O) and it had 18lbs of pressure in it by the time i got home. I never even noticed it!
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #476 (permalink)
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Yikes! Those are some pretty low pressures for street riding.

not really .. for where I am at. most people are running the same .. and up it for the track or lower it for track depeniant on the track
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #477 (permalink)
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Changed both front and back at 8700 miles.
Back was worn very evenly and was down to the wearbars.
Front had life left - maybe 2000 miles - but they are cheap enough that I replaced both.
Have never had an issue where they felt unsafe or unstable.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #478 (permalink)
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I just wanted to post up about my experience last weekend involving my 05 VFR and a set of Pilot Road 3 tires. even with them inflated to about 34 front and 36 rear, they did fantastic!

I did a trip of about 250 miles with some friends which consisted of two Ducati 848's a BMW S1000rr and a K1300HP and me. We did everything from freeway to canyons and mountains. I was hanging right up with the bikes, not issue. I reached a new level of cornering ability and the tires just simply stuck! Not once did I feel loose and I had absolute confidence in the tires even when I was keeping up with the S1000 and the 848 ridden by a California Superbike School guy. I have scraped the pegs on both my VFR and my RS with these tires and I see no reason to change to any other tire.

I'm sold 100% on these!
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:46 AM   #479 (permalink)
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I've only had one clencher of a moment since I had my Pilot Road 3's fitted, I think it was more the fact that the road surface changed while I was cornering through a large roundabout than the actual tyre itself. Now I'm just trying different tyre pressures to see what is the best for commuting/out for a fang through the hills. 34 seems to be fine for the front, 33-ish seems to be good for the rear.
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pr3 ... i run on my 955 sprint 32 front and 33 rear.. now that they started to flatten out i upped the pressures in the rear to 36 and 35 front just re rounds them out.. im running in the cold and rain at night and they are still solid...
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