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Offline KenSmith

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Wet weather tires
« on: March 18, 2014, 02:05:46 pm »
I live in a wet area of North America. The rear tire on the Trophy feels like a slick when I ride in the rain and snow. I'm not fully comfortable with my rear end moving around like that. I'm looking for a better wet-weather tire for the rear of the bike.

Some of y'all live in wetter areas than I'm in. What tires are y'all using on the rear?
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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 05:56:20 pm »
I feel the same about the factory fitted Tyre, prior to owning the Trophy I have always used  MICHELIN Road Pilot, fantastic product in the rain and long lasting. Will be changing to them as soon as I get some miles out of the factory fitted tyres.
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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 03:54:21 pm »
+1 on the Michelin Road Pilot 3 or 4. Sticks very good in the wet at 75+mph on interstates or 'spirited' corners and they wear well. When my oem tires are done I'll fit the RP4s.
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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 05:14:50 pm »
+1 on the PR3's had them on a couple of different bikes and mighty impressed in the wet, wear much better than similar of other makes.

There doesn't seem to be much stock in the UK just now, you might have more luck in the US. Perhaps they are running the stocks down for the replacement PR4 which is getting similar good reports from the feedback my local supplier is getting.

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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 07:41:10 am »
*Originally Posted by terrytriumphgt1050 [+]
I feel the same about the factory fitted Tyre, prior to owning the Trophy I have always used  MICHELIN Road Pilot, fantastic product in the rain and long lasting. Will be changing to them as soon as I get some miles out of the factory fitted tyres.

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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 05:44:05 pm »
Unlike much of Texas, we in Houston have 3 seasons: 1) cool and rainy, 2) hot and rainy, 3) hot and dry.  In the two rainy seasons I have found the Michelin PR3 to be very good.  I also found the Pirelli  Angel Gt to be good in the rain.  But the Pirelli doesn't wear as long as the Michelin.
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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 05:46:46 pm »
+3 on the Michelin Pilot Road 3s.
Exceptional grip in the rain, even at temperatures of 6C. Sveral of my friends ride on PR 3s, too, and share the experience with them in the wet. They are also excellent in the dry, outstanding grip when leaned over at speed.
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Re: Wet weather tires
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 10:10:04 pm »
I just rode through pouring rain through the mountains the other day.  PR3s did the job easily.  I have also had good experiences with PR2s on the ST1100.