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I just wanted to give some tyre feedback that might interest wingers in Australia.

My '96 Aspey has just clocked over 200K klms. I bought the bike 12 months ago and had been very happy with the Michelin Hi Tours that came on the bike. They were in need of replacement, so I thought I would stick with what I had gotten comfortable with.

Bugger, Michelin don't make them any more. I scoured this site to get an idea of what I should buy, knowing that I was looking at about $600AU. From my reading, I soon determined that a bikers preference for tyres is like his preference for women, very individual and personal.

I decided to take a gamble and purchased Michelin's replacement tyre, the Pilot GT.

I just completed a 1000 klm ride over this last weekend and couldn't be happier. I did a lot of the trip through mountain terrain and after taking it easy early, I started to get a bit more adventurous. I found the bike handled faultlessly all trip with no wobbles or other bad behaviour. The tyre performed very well. It didn't rain so I couldn't test them in the wet. But that doesn't worry me much, cause I tend to ride very cautiously in corners when it rains.

Have a great riding summer down under and ride safe.
 

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good to see you took the advice on board, the pilots are well suited to our crap roads here and yes they are brilliant in the wet as well :cool::cool:
 

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Hi Taffy,

Can you help with this.

When I put the tyres on I also has the front fork seals replaced. I removed & replaced the forks myself and put new brake pads in. I noticed on the trip, that when I braked to a stop, I could hear just one knock and felt the knock in the foot brake pedal. When I braked hard using just the hand lever it didn't happen. I was carefiul to follow the manual and adjust the clearance of the left caliper as mentioned. Any thoughts?
 

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can you feel it through the bars as well?, if so then maybe a bit of slop in the front and you only feel it when the rear slows more than the front at first...
 

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Not really I felt a shudder a couple of times when I had to brake when I had it leaning in a corner.
 

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the shudder can be attributed to new pads and worn disks but the knock seems like it needs a re-check of all bolts and mounts up front....
 

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Thanks Mate,

I will recheck the front when I clean it tomorrow. The front of the bikeis a lovely shade of yellow from all the bugs & ****. It is going to be one of those riding seasons.
 

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There was a lawsuit and a recall on the Hi-Tours. I was disappointed because I wanted to try them since they are radial tires designed for the 1500. As far as I know they were the only radials ever made for the 1500.

Scroll down to the bottom of this link:

http://www.sjblaw.com/newsletters/archives/fall98.html
 
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