Took my Pirelli off since I am heading to the Rockies from Alabama this Friday. I was fairly happy with the Pirelli, it has 21,744 miles and measured 4/32nds in several places. From new the tire seemed to require a little more attention to run a straight line comparing it to the Kumho. This afternoon I laid the big bike over and took the Pirelli off and installed the new Michelin. Thanks to this forum telling me the best way to do this as well as doing it with Centramatics in there too. This all took about 20 minutes (Im no mechanic) from the time I laid it down until I picked it up and went for a test drive. I really like the way the Michelin rides, it takes no effort at all to make the curves and seems more like a motorcycle tire in handling (maybe Im just so used to car tires now). The most mileage I ever got from a Motorcycle rear tire was about 8,500 miles. Here are some pictures of the new Michelin and the old Pirelli.
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