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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Grabbed a set of Michelin Pilot Power radials from Ebay

I have some life left in my Dunlop 208ZR's but have been hearing so much about the Pilot's I decided to grab a set for my next tire swap. $245 delivered, I believe someone here posted the link last week sometime, whoever it was, thanks.
Ken


Modified by NYCSTRIPES at 5:26 PM 6/8/2005
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Re: Grabbed a set of Michelin Pilot POwer radials from Ebay (NYCSTRIPES)

cool.

as an fyi, i just checked Competition Accessories and they have an even lower price than the one i originally posted a few weeks back.

$210.99 for a 120/180 combo. and that's shipped.

http://www.compacc.com/moreinf...01763


(no, i'm not affiliated with Comp. Acc. - i'm getting my new tires from my local Race Shop.)
 
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Re: Grabbed a set of Michelin Pilot POwer radials from Ebay (5150)

My local shop has Pilot Powers for $79.99 for 120/70/17 fronts and $99.99 for 180/55/17 and $109.99 for 190/50/17 for this month
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I got my 120/180 combo from Southwest Moto Tires for like $230 shipped and they delivered them on a Saturday. Google that and you'll find them; they have a well laid out site too!
 
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Re: Grabbed a set of Michelin Pilot POwer radials from Ebay (CBR400RR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by CBR400RR »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My local shop has Pilot Powers for $79.99 for 120/70/17 fronts and $99.99 for 180/55/17 and $109.99 for 190/50/17 for this month
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I heard about that deal too. How long can tires sit in a room (pretty controlled temperature) and still be good? Not sure if I should pick up another set, I just bought a set of Powers that will be going on this week.
 
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Re: Grabbed a set of Michelin Pilot POwer radials from Ebay (backlash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by backlash »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
I heard about that deal too. How long can tires sit in a room (pretty controlled temperature) and still be good? Not sure if I should pick up another set, I just bought a set of Powers that will be going on this week.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Good question! A couple weeks back I bought a set of racetechs for a song and I am wondering how long I can let um sit?
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
NYCStripes, I think it was me who posted the $245 shipped on ebay (190 combo).

That is a good deal from the research I did, we are comparing apples and oranges, of course people are getting getter deals with the 180 combo. Except Backlash, damn that is great special. I wish it was a few weeks earlier, I am always in SD.
 
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Re: (RCRyder)

Then I owe you a thanks...I was pleased with the price since it includes delivery from Kentucky.
Ken
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
This sounds crazy but I read that storing tires in a room with electrical equip.causes shorter shelf life,along with heat + humidity.
Maybe this goes against majority, but I think the Dunlops gave better feedback although the Michleins give better grip.(running 32 lbs.F+R)
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
re: Pilot Powers

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by NYCSTRIPES »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Then I owe you a thanks...I was pleased with the price since it includes delivery from Kentucky.
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No worries, glad I could contribute and not just suck information off the site
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I am not 100% sure, but I would imagine tire technology is similar across the board (besides, motorcycle tires end up looking like my old kart tires once run in properly :)). So, back when I used to race shifter karts the tires were kept "fresh" by wrapping them in cellophane. The important thing is to limit the amount of contact air can make with the tire surface. And yes, my EX-wife used to get pissed that all her kitchen saran wrap was used up on "stupid" race tires.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I just got the Pilot Power tires from UPS today, one thing I noticed immediately was that the tire rubber is noticeably softer than my Dunlop 208ZR's to the touch, they just feel like they'll have more grip. Hope I like them.
Ken


Modified by NYCSTRIPES at 4:25 PM 6/15/2005
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I have the Powers on mine and I dig them. They provide pretty good feedback. Actually, I was showing off and let her loose on a left hand turn from a stop and I felt it slide. It only seemed like an inch or two, but my friend behind me said it was more like 6 inches.

I like them but my next set will probably be Pirelli Diablos or Metzeler Z6s. I had them on my previous bike and they were great.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by NYCSTRIPES »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just got the Pilot Powers... Hope I like them.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Trust me...you're going to like them. As Martha Stewart would say, they're a good thing.
 
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Re: Grabbed a set of Michelin Pilot POwer radials from Ebay (CBR400RR)

They aren't 210 shipped. I tried ordering some and the shipping is free, but they want a $20 "large product" handleing fee.


So at 230 are they still the best deal around?
 
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Re: Re: (mcoomer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by mcoomer »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As Martha Stewart would say, they're a good thing.</TD></TR></TABLE>


ooooh..........VS her other famous quote: "Hey.....prison's not sooooo bad!!"
 
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