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Just put on some Michelin Road Pilot 4's after wearing out the 214's in less than 4,000 miles. After a few days of "break-in" we left for a 2000 mile ride. These are wonderful tires!!! I'm no pro but these tires hold like glue and go like crazy... Even the tar snakes don't do much. The 214's were all over the place in comparison. $312 for the set from MotoSS, delivered. Took about 2 hours to remove, mount and balance, then install though. Hardest part was getting the old tires off the wheels. I looked at the Pirellis, briefly.
 
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I gots them and luvs em too. Had over 7k miles with them on my SV and they still looked great
 

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Awesome tires ! I have them on my FZ1 and I am super impressed. I work at a bike shop and I push them on everyone. All great feedback so far.
 

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How I hate those tar snakes! There's a very twisty section on one of my favorite roads and those snakes prevent me front carving them faster, it pushes my Dunlop to the side and it gives me a terrible feeling, I hate it. I'm still debating between the Angel GT or Road Pilot 4.
 

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How I hate those tar snakes!
I just got home from a trip where we encountered one section with tar snakes. Even though the tar snakes were on both sides of the road, on the return trip we didn't experience nearly as much squirrely behavior. It was slightly cooler on the trip back, so maybe tar snakes can be very temperature sensitive.
 

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I just got home from a trip where we encountered one section with tar snakes. Even though the tar snakes were on both sides of the road, on the return trip we didn't experience nearly as much squirrely behavior. It was slightly cooler on the trip back, so maybe tar snakes can be very temperature sensitive.
Oh they definitely get slicker with heat.

If they're well spaced out they're just annoying. If they're not they can put you on your ear.

Also also... PR4s are wonderful! MUCH better than the stock Dunlops.
 

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Took about 2 hours to remove, mount and balance
Did you really have to add weight to balance...Michelin cites that their motorcycles tires are pre-balanced, and the two tires I mounted I found that to be true.
 

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Did you really have to add weight to balance...Michelin cites that their motorcycles tires are pre-balanced, and the two tires I mounted I found that to be true.
Tires need balance to wheels.
 

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I am going to change out to a set of Michelin's Road Pilot 4, when I need new tires. I am tempted to try some Ride-ON Motorcycle Dynamic Balancer & Tire Sealant, when I change out my tires. I added the Ride-On to my DR tires and it worked great, the tires run nice and smooth after I installed my new tires on my DR.

Motorcycle Tire Sealant | Scooters Tire Sealant | Motorcycle Formula (MOT) - Ride-On

Unlike Slime, the Ride-On motorcycle formula is designed for motorcycles, not for bicycles and dirt bikes.

"Ride-On is designed to actually help hydrodynamically balance tires at highway speeds. Once installed in a tire, it will actually act to dampen vibrations for the life of a tire so you do not need periodic rebalancing. Although we don’t condone speeding, our dealers and customers comment that their bikes actually run smoother at speeds as high as 150 mph. Once installed, you should not try to rebalance a tire containing Ride-On – just let it do what it is was formulated to do!"
 

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Mine have stopping power and I don't feel any slipping going over metal bridge connections. Made the mistake of using these tires for a track day and the hot track ate the side of the tires but the center held up image.jpg
 

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True, but if the wheels are balanced...and the tire is balanced, then nothing needs to be done. I found zero balance issues with the Michelin tires I used.
Always balance your sport bike tires. I'm going to be putting some michelin tires on in a lil bit and if I remember I'll let you know how unbalanced they are without any weights.
 

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I am going to change out to a set of Michelin's Road Pilot 4, when I need new tires. I am tempted to try some Ride-ON Motorcycle Dynamic Balancer & Tire Sealant, when I change out my tires. I added the Ride-On to my DR tires and it worked great, the tires run nice and smooth after I installed my new tires on my DR.

Motorcycle Tire Sealant | Scooters Tire Sealant | Motorcycle Formula (MOT) - Ride-On

Unlike Slime, the Ride-On motorcycle formula is designed for motorcycles, not for bicycles and dirt bikes.

"Ride-On is designed to actually help hydrodynamically balance tires at highway speeds. Once installed in a tire, it will actually act to dampen vibrations for the life of a tire so you do not need periodic rebalancing. Although we don’t condone speeding, our dealers and customers comment that their bikes actually run smoother at speeds as high as 150 mph. Once installed, you should not try to rebalance a tire containing Ride-On – just let it do what it is was formulated to do!"
How much weight does this stuff add to the wheel assembly?
 

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Have the PR4s for a bit above 7000 miles- and they look like they have 2-3000 more left in them! They are awesome in the wet but around very tight corners with loose stuff on the ground, it tends to be a bit slippery around the center- probably the hard compound. I find the bike turns a bit slower (tad bit more effort) with them as compared to the stock Bridgestone S20s but they heat up super fast which is a good thing for overall grip.

I am going to change out to a set of Michelin's Road Pilot 4, when I need new tires. I am tempted to try some Ride-ON Motorcycle Dynamic Balancer & Tire Sealant, when I change out my tires. I added the Ride-On to my DR tires and it worked great, the tires run nice and smooth after I installed my new tires on my DR.

Motorcycle Tire Sealant | Scooters Tire Sealant | Motorcycle Formula (MOT) - Ride-On

Unlike Slime, the Ride-On motorcycle formula is designed for motorcycles, not for bicycles and dirt bikes.

"Ride-On is designed to actually help hydrodynamically balance tires at highway speeds. Once installed in a tire, it will actually act to dampen vibrations for the life of a tire so you do not need periodic rebalancing. Although we don’t condone speeding, our dealers and customers comment that their bikes actually run smoother at speeds as high as 150 mph. Once installed, you should not try to rebalance a tire containing Ride-On – just let it do what it is was formulated to do!"

I did this on the PR4s- because having suffered a puncture on the S20s and managing to run about 3000 miles after that, I did not want to go through that again. Also, since the shop did not seem to have done a great job balancing the tires, i used Ride-On and it immediately fixed everything. Knowing that punctures are going to be fought with this stuff is great for peace of mind. I used to use Slime on all my motorcycles and bicycles but Ride-On is definitely better for the former.

How much weight does this stuff add to the wheel assembly?
For the FZ tire specs, you need about 2 bottles- about 16oz....i.e. negligible weight.
 
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