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Old 04-14-2012, 06:49 PM   #136
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Last week I installed a pair of PR3's. Trying out the dyna beads also. What amount of beads you run front and rear? So, after 3,000 how are the tires wearing? How are they in the rain?

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #137
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOWheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!

Glad you're ok.
That could have turned out bad .
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:11 AM   #138
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I really wish you would buy some roadsmart 2's so I could get a coherent comparison
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #139
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Last week I installed a pair of PR3's. Trying out the dyna beads also. What amount of beads you run front and rear? So, after 3,000 how are the tires wearing? How are they in the rain?
2 oz in the rear, 1 oz in the front. Some rear wheels require a bit more. No wheel weights.

They feel very confience inspiring in the rain. Rode them quite briskly in the wet and was impressed.

As far as wear, at 3K they looked like new. No flat spot at all.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #140
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I really wish you would buy some roadsmart 2's so I could get a coherent comparison
Thanks for the compliment (I think?) meaning you trust that something I might say is coherent?

I may try them for the next set, just to say I did. That means I start looking for a deal on them now.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #141
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2 oz in the rear, 1 oz in the front. Some rear wheels require a bit more. No wheel weights.

They feel very confience inspiring in the rain. Rode them quite briskly in the wet and was impressed.

As far as wear, at 3K they looked like new. No flat spot at all.
Ok, that is the amount of beads I used. First time trying the beads and wanted to be sure......thanks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:53 AM   #142
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Thanks for the compliment (I think?) meaning you trust that something I might say is coherent?

I may try them for the next set, just to say I did. That means I start looking for a deal on them now.
Yes, that's what I meant. I think I'm going to go with the Roadsmart, assuming that the PR3 has a similar (steep) profile to the PR2, which I'm indifferent to. I feel like the Mich's drop in easier, but the other tires I've tried (bt016, q2) are so much easier to bring back up. I'll be riding Laguna again next week and out of fear of rain I'm going to buy some tires that may be better suited.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #143
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Yes, that's what I meant. I think I'm going to go with the Roadsmart, assuming that the PR3 has a similar (steep) profile to the PR2, which I'm indifferent to. I feel like the Mich's drop in easier, but the other tires I've tried (bt016, q2) are so much easier to bring back up. I'll be riding Laguna again next week and out of fear of rain I'm going to buy some tires that may be better suited.
Well i believe the PR3's would be a good choice for rain. As far as the effort it takes to pick her up exiting a turn, they feel great to me. Keep a lookout for good $$ deals on the Roadsmarts for me.
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Ok, that is the amount of beads I used. First time trying the beads and wanted to be sure......thanks.
You can "feel" when a wheel is out of balance and it quickly goes away with a bit more than 2oz on a bad tire/ wheel combo. Ive never needed a full 3 oz.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #145
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I was asked yesterday to provide an update, as the thread had fallen silent (too busy riding!)

The "new" motor now has a bit over 5000 miles more on it since I hit the streets this Spring.

No real issues at all. The notchy tranny is starting to smooth out too, making me thing the motor is still in a break in phase (the motor has around 13,500 miles on it now)

So...with nothing else to report, I leave you to your regular scheduled programming
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #146
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How do the PR3s look on that bike with 5k miles?

Should be similar to my Monster as far as tire usage... I love the PR2s that are on there now, but the 3s seem like a good option next time around.
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How do the PR3s look on that bike with 5k miles?

Should be similar to my Monster as far as tire usage... I love the PR2s that are on there now, but the 3s seem like a good option next time around.
It's funny you ask that.

A funny thing happened to me on my way home from work, doing about 70 on the highway in traffic. I ended up on the shoulder


to see THIS fucker sticking up out of my PR3 rear.(the tire had about 3K miles on it)







so I plugged the bitch


I used TWO of the large 45 gram CO2 cartridges and it didn't do SHIT besides freeze my fucking hand.

I limped home on what started at 12psi and was flat 2 miles from home

The next day I mounted a new one.

That was a couple thou ago, and it still looks new
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #148
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Thought I would revive this thread for Clem.
Rear PR3 is shot, just a hair over 7000 miles. The front tire , while still showing usable tread, is starting to wear funny. In fact, BOTH tires exhibited weird wear patter around 5000 miles. It seems to me like the funck wear is attributed to all the rain sipes, as the patterns are directly associated with each segmented section.

I really wanted to get soem Roadsmarts Clem...to give them a try, but in the end I bought a pair of Bridgestone BT-023 after reading a great review of them on Canyonchasers. They wil be delivered today, and I'll mount them up tonight.

other than that, the bike is still going strong. also putting new rotors on the front, as one of the expensive Alth rotors is having problems with crazy wear on the buttons, allowing WAY too much rotor slop...rattling like the front end is falling off. After much investigation, I am going with Chinese copies of Galfer Waves. I have read some great things about them from some guys that really thrash their equipment. Less than $200 shipped for a pair.

I'll report back after all is done.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #149
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Dunno if the bt-023's feel like the 016's, but if they do I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole. I just hated the way those tires felt when being pushed. I think I'm sold on Dunlops for good.

I'm not surprised those tires wore funny though. If you ride a tire with lots of siping and tread blocks, it's going to be far more prone to overheating because the tread blocks will squirm quite a bit under stress. The more squirming, the hotter they get. That's the one thing about that tire that has me disinterested.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #150
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Read this review Clem
http://canyonchasers.net/reviews/tires/bt023.php
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