I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

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I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by ogden » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:11 pm

I won't be recommending Pilot Road 3s anymore.

Not because they're bad, but because Michelin have killed them off.

Long live the PR4!
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by kaivalagi » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:30 pm

Are they that much better than the 3's?

Harder center, softer outside?
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by ogden » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:33 pm

No idea. Guess I'll find out when I next need new rubber on the SMT.
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by kaivalagi » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:03 pm

And there I was thinking you had actually tried them!

If I'll get more mileage than I get off pr3's and get more miles per pound than them too I'm after some when I next need a front and rear....I have angel gt's on right now which are good mileage but not as good in the wet...
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by JJay51 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:38 pm

I hope the Pr4's hold the heat better than the 3's in our baltic temperatures :D

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by bambadoo » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:39 pm

Will return to Michelin as soon as my Metzeler roadtec z8 is worn down. Didn't like them. The PR3 were much better for me on my KTM..

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by King Tut » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:23 am

I still prefer the PR2. Been through a gazillion sets on the FJR, FZ6, FZ1 and now the SMT. Cheaper than the PR3 or 4, more miles and stick just fine in the wet or dry. Love em! :lol:

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I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by Rangoonruns » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:03 am

I am with the king on this one cheaper and more miles from them
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by Gnosisdog » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:34 am

Just replaced my PR3's with 4's last month as the rains began here. I was tooling around for a few days in heavy downpours and the 4's were like the 3's for me- that is, great. I only have the original Contis to compare them to (great dry, scary wet). I ride a 2010 with no ABS in a hilly city so I heavily depend on quality tires, particularly in the rain.
One thing I will note- there's a steep hill near my house that I would occasionally lock up (briefly, going straight) the front PR3 coming down in the wet. I tried it to do it deliberately with the PR4 last week for comparison's sake. The PR4 felt to me to stop more strongly before locking up.

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by lcjohnny » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:30 am

PR3 lasting ok - 5000 on the back just squaring off

But not impressed with the feel in the wet - or is that 15000 ml old suspension
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by King Tut » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:01 am

Wouldn't be all the rain you are getting would it? :roll:

Never been this dry in California during the rain season. :evil:

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by neiljitsu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:46 am

I love the pr3's, the only downside is they seem to last almost too long. I found the wear on the outside a bit strange, with the outside of the rear lasting longer then middle. Doesn't feel weird but looks odd.

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by Gnosisdog » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:00 pm

King Tut wrote:Wouldn't be all the rain you are getting would it? :roll:

Never been this dry in California during the rain season. :evil:
Yeah a very serious drought. There's been just one big storm a few weeks ago and of course I had to take multiple trips on the bike exactly when it hit. But I'd happily ride every day in the wet for the next two months because its what we need.

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by Gnosisdog » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:06 pm

neiljitsu wrote:I love the pr3's, the only downside is they seem to last almost too long. I found the wear on the outside a bit strange, with the outside of the rear lasting longer then middle. Doesn't feel weird but looks odd.
Take it for what its worth, but Michelin claims 20% more wear out of the 4's. Not sure if that means a change in the the type of wear you're describing. I've only got 500 miles on mine. We'll see.

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by King Tut » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:05 am

Best way to get more miles from any rubber is to ride like Grandpa but if you ride the 990 that way your man card will be revoked.


I ride for fun so 4.5K miles from the PR2 is the best I get, the stock Attack shit tire made it less than half of that.

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by mjskier » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:57 pm

Any more feedback for the PR 4?
I need to change tires and I keep having pre-buyer remorse that prevents me from hitting the "checkout" button :D

I (try to) mostly ride canyon roads with the occasional ride to work and occasionally get caught in the rain but not that often.

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by ogden » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:00 pm

I'll be picking some up in the next couple of weeks, as my current set (TA2 front 10k, PR3 rear 5k) are on the way out.
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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by mjskier » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:20 am

ogden wrote:I'll be picking some up in the next couple of weeks, as my current set (TA2 front 10k, PR3 rear 5k) are on the way out.
Based on your future recommendation I ordered a pair yesterday :D (and they showed on my porch this morning. In the US, rockymountainmc.com rules)
$284.98 for the set (free shipping)

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by King Tut » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:36 am

Around $265 would get you the PR2 from motorcycle super store. More mile-less money :D

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Re: I won't be recommending PR3s anymore

Post by mjskier » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:15 am

King Tut wrote:Around $265 would get you the PR2 from motorcycle super store. More mile-less money :D
A PR2 set from rockymountainmc would be $233.98.
But from what I've read, the PR4 would be a bit better in the rain. Not that I usually ride in the wet, but in Colorado a change in weather can happen from one turn to the next.

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