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Old Limey
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PostSubject: Michelin Power pure   Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:59 pm

Having done 3,000mls on this rear tyre it is down to 2mm of tread. I was shocked when I just checked, I normally get 8,000mls out of Bridgestone hoops. Never again will I use these tyres absolutely awful. My first mistake was fitting one to the front, like running on tram tracks till I reduced pressure to 26PSI. My second mistake was fitting one to the rear again having to reduce pressure , I thought they had "bedded in" now, but not if this is the way they wear out. Back to hoops for me, lesson learned..
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin Power pure   Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:20 pm


I currently have 3500 on my rear Power Pure with a good 4-5 mm tread and still round. I have found it to be a good tyre and was thinking about putting one on the front.
Don't know why so many have different stories of what tyres do or not as the case may be. I will leave final judgement till it needs replaced, seems to be OK for me at the minute though.
Having said that the Hoop was totally done at 5000 so the mystery deepens.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin Power pure   Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:28 pm

Just installed a new Power Pure on the front of my SWing... not more that a couple hundred miles use so far but has seemed fine to me. Can't comment on the rear since I'm darksided there. My SWing came with the "IRC" tires installed and I ran the front one to 8340 miles and it still looked very good to me. However the rear one had squared off with no tread so switched over to Pirelli Diablos (just out of curiosity) and ran them to 8400 front and 6400 rear.

"Course, I don't ride as far and as hard as most others on here so maybe my mileage was a little better than some have experienced. Anyway... there's another "story" for ya'... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin Power pure   Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:28 pm

Just my 2 cents, I've used the Power Pure as a matched set 4 times.

The tread life is not what I'd hoped for, but I've never had any traction issues, even in rain.
Keep in mind I ride the snot out of it, using lots of throttle and brake, and, I live in a hot climate.

The only complaint I have is the front tire, it does, as reported tend to wander and wiggle.
I feel that 5000mi from the rear and 10,000 up front is good enough.

For my last two changes I've been using the Shenkos due to cost, and there is a significant difference in price as well as handling.

First, the front tire has been perfectly straight and round, without the mid-speed shimmy that's so common.
Dry pavement traction is very good, however, wet traction is treacherous.

Due to the wet traction issues I will not be going with the Shinkos next change.
I'm thinking of trying the Diablo, or maybe City Grip.
It rains everyday so the lack of wet traction is a deal breaker.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin Power pure   Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:11 am

I got 3,000 miles on a rear Pure Power Michellin. Down to the wear bars.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin Power pure   Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:30 pm

Modernman1953 wrote:
I got 3,000 miles on a rear Pure Power Michellin.  Down to the wear bars.

Try Bridgestone Hoop Tires, I have probably installed about a 1,000 scooter tires, Some brands are so bad I will not install them. Bridgestone's are the best, Roundness, Some require no weight to balance, Long wearing and by far the smoothest. No complaints from bike owners when I put the Bridgestone's on. Happy motoring lloyd 193. swing
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