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  • Offline jp

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    stock tire.
    on: Apr 17, 2017, 01.07 pm
    Apr 17, 2017, 01.07 pm
    Hello everyone.
    I just got my brand new 2014 trophy. ( Yes in 2017... was standing in the dealer room for that long) Il love the ride, the bike look great, very confortable etc. But for the tires..... the stock one are noisy and they slip and slide on every white lane or as soon as you get a wet path....( and i'm driving the first 1000Km, so no hard push and no speed. )Is it because they went old doing nothing in the showroom or are they naturally sliding for nothing??? I'm used to Michelin tires on the bike i had before. Any advice on the best tires for the Trophy. I'm looking for confort, silence and a safe grip. :261:

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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 2017, 03.27 pm
    Apr 17, 2017, 03.27 pm
    I've been using Avon Storm 3D for a while now, and am totally happy with them: comfort, grip on the wet and dry as well, durability (16 000kms on the last set)  :028:
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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 2017, 04.52 pm
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    Thanks.
    I have to say that my Pilot usually do 12k on the back .
    So Avon seem better..

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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #3 on: Apr 17, 2017, 05.19 pm
    Apr 17, 2017, 05.19 pm
    I've ridden the stockers in some rain and haven't had them slip and slide, mine is also a 2014 and I still have the original tires on (they've got 10,500 miles on them as of this morning). Those painted lines are generally the bane of any tires existence.
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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 2017, 06.06 pm
    Apr 17, 2017, 06.06 pm
    I rode the stock tires, Pirelli Angel ST until worn.  I replaced them with Pirelli Angel GT tires, again no complaint.  I did have to replace the rear tire sooner than anticipated though, as I picked up a chunk of metal.  I ride daily, one up, rain or shine with no issues out of the ordinary...

    I agree with AZBob, those painted lines can be bad news at any given time, regardless of tire brand.
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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 2017, 08.04 pm
    Apr 17, 2017, 08.04 pm
    Hi JP,

    I got 20000 kms out of my "stock"tires. I had no issues with with traction loss in wet conditions. I ride one up, no top case, loaded bags and although I like a little fun  (ok, a lot) in the curves am generally a speed limit kind of guy.

    Have a look on the tire sidewall and find the tire manufacture date. It is a small box with four numbers in it i.e. 4913. The first two numbers are the week of the year and the second two numbers are the year. In the example the tire was produced in the 49th week of 2013. Another indicator of an 'old' tire may be small cracks between and in the sipes. Most tires are good for about five years as the tire compound naturally deteriorates, especially if the tires have been exposed to sunlight. As the tire ages it becomes 'hard' and loses some of it sticky ability which may be your problem.

    Traffic lines ... most juristictions are slowly moving to non slip paint,. Unfortunately we don't know which ones  :157:

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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #6 on: Apr 24, 2017, 06.46 pm
    Apr 24, 2017, 06.46 pm
    I thought the stock Angel ST tires were O.K.  But when they were worn I switched over to Michelin PR4 GTs and have never looked back.  Much sticker and awesome wet weather performance. 
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    Re: stock tire.
    Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 09.07 pm
    May 01, 2017, 09.07 pm
    Michelin PR4 The Best  :046: :046:
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