Michilin primacy

Go down

Michilin primacy

Post  smokey2255 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:31 am

I just put the 4th car tire (last one only has 2k on it) on my wing, up until now I have been installing standard run flat tires on the bike. I have been riding with the flex so long that my riding style seriously reflects it.

That all changed thursday. I installed the Michilin primacy alpin pa3 ZP in 195-55-16.

I have heard nothing but good things on this tire from several different sources. They were ALL absolutely right. This tire rocks. The stiffer sidewall lets the bike just roll into a curve/corner effortlessly. The deep tread pattern shuns water like a rain x windshield at 100 mph.

I sure wish I had tried this tire 40,000 miles ago.

See you out there
Smokey

_________________

Life's short, work hard, play harder and ride it like it's yours.

Wringing your hands just prevents you from rolling up your sleeves.

1300C with too many to list and the list keeps changing.
Currently running Hydroedge 205-70-15

carb tuning help by scar http://www.vtxcafe.com/showthread.php?t=1914
avatar
smokey2255
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 2451
Age : 52
Location : Westfield Illinois
Registration date : 2007-12-14

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  Doc on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:13 pm

plus1
I've been running that tire since last fall, I just love it.
It has got to be the best of both worlds. thumbup

_________________

Michelin Alpin PA3 195/55/16   The Darkside... Ain't nothin' but a rubber thang...  Vader
avatar
Doc
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 1069
Age : 64
Registration date : 2008-04-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  CutterDuck on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:46 pm

Just mounted up my second Michelin today. I got almost 18k miles on the first one. Sweet riding tire.

I ran this tire at 32 psi all the time, 1 up, 2up or 2 up and towing a trailer. Only about 3k of the miles on this tire were from interstate riding, the rest was in the hills of TN, NC and GA.




This pic shows where the tire was beginning to cup a bit on the sides.



avatar
CutterDuck

Number of posts : 71
Location : East Tennessee
Registration date : 2011-12-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  quadancer on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:56 pm

Hey, it STILL wasn't dead yet! Put it back on there! onelaf
avatar
quadancer

Number of posts : 1245
Age : 65
Location : Acworth, Ga.
Registration date : 2010-05-02

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  smokey2255 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:00 am

I like your style Duck, I'll up my pressure in the morning. Start out at 28 psi and warms up to 33 psi at temp. I think a little firming up will do it some good. As is, it is 10 fold over the softwall tires. Nice riding tire.

Tomorrow night I should have a storm riding report on the tire. So far excellent on wet and dry roads. Dont expect any different in the storms.

See you out there
Smokey

_________________

Life's short, work hard, play harder and ride it like it's yours.

Wringing your hands just prevents you from rolling up your sleeves.

1300C with too many to list and the list keeps changing.
Currently running Hydroedge 205-70-15

carb tuning help by scar http://www.vtxcafe.com/showthread.php?t=1914
avatar
smokey2255
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 2451
Age : 52
Location : Westfield Illinois
Registration date : 2007-12-14

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  CutterDuck on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:30 am

I am going to set the new Michelin at 30 to see if I like the ride and if it will give me a few more miles. Looks as if I was wearing the center faster than the sides but I did like the feel at 32.

You will not be dissappointed in the storm!! I left Knoxville at 7:00 pm to go to Robbinsville, NC a week or so ago during a big rain storm. 2up and pulling a trailer, went across the Dragon because it is the closest route. Tire, even with that many miles on it, never slipped or anything.

If you pull a trailer, know this tire will chew up the stuff on the road and plant it on the front of your trailer!! Mudflap on back helps.
avatar
CutterDuck

Number of posts : 71
Location : East Tennessee
Registration date : 2011-12-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  CutterDuck on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:34 am

LOL! My wife says I change tires too much on the bike! I do replace them when they get to the wear indicators or I know they will be worn down before I can get back home from a road trip.

Yes I could have probably run it a few more thousand but I had the bike in the shop for the brake recal and to replace the brake pads, front tire was toast so I when ahead and had both tires replaced, brake pads replaced and brake recall done while it was at the Honda dealership. The tech that worked on my bike, after he took it for a test ride after the work, said this Michelin was the best riding CT he had ever rode on and he had rode Wings with alot of CT's.

quadancer wrote:Hey, it STILL wasn't dead yet! Put it back on there! onelaf
avatar
CutterDuck

Number of posts : 71
Location : East Tennessee
Registration date : 2011-12-11

Back to top Go down

installation

Post  acarter56 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:29 am

I am getting ready to install a 195/55/16 primacy on my 1500 but at first look it doesn't seem to have the clearance betweeen swing arm and shaft drive. Tire isn't mounted yet any secrets

acarter56

Number of posts : 2
Location : cali
Registration date : 2012-09-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  Doc on Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:17 pm

acarter56 wrote:I am getting ready to install a 195/55/16 primacy on my 1500 but at first look it doesn't seem to have the clearance betweeen swing arm and shaft drive. Tire isn't mounted yet any secrets
It fits without any problems on 1800s, but I believe a 1500 needs a 175 series tire to fit without rubbing. Shrug

_________________

Michelin Alpin PA3 195/55/16   The Darkside... Ain't nothin' but a rubber thang...  Vader
avatar
Doc
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 1069
Age : 64
Registration date : 2008-04-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  acarter56 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:11 pm

I got it on after i mounted it the rim width pulled it into alignment but thx

acarter56

Number of posts : 2
Location : cali
Registration date : 2012-09-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  vtxcandyred on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:48 pm

I've got close to twenty thousand on my Dunlop wintersport with no sign of needing changed. WOW. Only two thousand miles. I'd be taking it back.
avatar
vtxcandyred

Number of posts : 38
Age : 67
Location : Lake Erie shoreline.
Registration date : 2009-01-30

Back to top Go down

Re: Michilin primacy

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum