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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Michelin Power Pure Tires

anyone running these on their bikes? i've done 2 emergency stops and the rears have locked up both times and slid, my old tires didnt do that but i think those were bridgestones
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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the pures are supposed to be pretty good. and your rears will lock up even if they were race slicks lol. hard braking = all the weight shifts forward, and the rears become useless.

edit: oh and have you checked your tire pressures? the dealer and some shops will set the rears at around 36+ to accommodate heavier riders or in case you ride with a passenger. lower it to 30-32 and you should notice better grip and a softer ride. tread life will not be as good though.

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I'm running the pure's myself ... and yes the rear loves to lock up if you brake hard with them. Love them so much!! I usually like to lock up the rears, let them loose, and hard brake the fronts.
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my old gsxr never had the rear brakes lock up on me when i did hard braking, i think they were bridgestones tho
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Honestly, you really shouldn't need to use your rear brakes during emergency braking. Try to get familiar with your front braking, take your bike to a empty parking lot and see the braking difference a little more squeeze to the front will do. (Try to get it, where you can feel the rear tire is just about to lift off) Honestly in a emergency situation, the front brake is really all you need.
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it has nothing to do with the tire. if you're locking up the rear then it means you're using too much rear brake. you have 4pot calipers and 2 disks in the front for a reason
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i keep thinking i will endo with this bike haha, never had this feeling with my old bike, man i miss her
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it has nothing to do with the tire. if you're locking up the rear then it means you're using too much rear brake. you have 4pot calipers and 2 disks in the front for a reason
+1 I can lock up my rear with a race slick at optimal temperature, doesn't mean it's lacking grip The Pure's are pretty good for a street tire.
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Just practice your hard/emergency braking in a parking lot to get a better feel for your bike, b/c you shouldn't be locking up the rear brakes. the other thing you can do is always scan ahead so that you are more aware of your surroundings
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