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  • Michelin Alpin run flat

    I went, after a lot of research, with the Alpin run flat - I am, so far, happy with it - I expect to get a lot of miles from it and I can't say a thing bad about the tire...
    FTCS(SS) USN Ret.
    "06 GL1800 w/Motor Trike conv.
    GWRRA KY - G

    "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"President John F. Kennedy

  • #2
    Ive got 25K + on mine, and had fellow say today that it looks brand new.
    Life is all about decisions. I decided for Jesus Christ.
    04 All White
    Mich Alpin PA3
    Darkside #956

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    • #3
      I'm pleased with every aspect of my alpin too

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      • #4
        I have over 23K on mine and love it. Might try something new when I wear this one out - if that ever happens.

        Crabby Bob

        Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
        2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
        DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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        • #5
          This is my first CT on my bike, and after much research, I too decided on a Michelin Primacy Alpin 3 run-flat. After 13K miles...I love it. I check my tires very carefully, especially before a long trip, and this Alpin looks great. "IF" this tire ever wears out...I will buy another of the exact same brand and model.

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          • #6
            I am also very pleased with the Alpin RF. I ride pretty hard & this tire has yet to slip, even in a heavy downpour!

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            • #7
              I've followed people with an Alpin in the rain, the tire almost dry's the road off.
              People that have followed me say it throws one hell of a roster tail running in the rain.
              John

              Dark Sider 1020
              Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
              Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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              • #8
                If you are really, really hard on acceleration while in a turn, the tire can have a slight amount of flex. This is about the only drawback that anyone has had with the Alpin...but 90% of riders won't take it to that extreme, and it's not bad enough for me not to have installed a second one after ~20k of use on the first one.
                As Biker John mentions, the tire is flat-out one of the best (of the three I've run) in the rain. A dark and dreary November two years ago in the Bay Area, I was pushing the bike (towing a trailer) as if I didn't have the trailer...and it was a remarkable that the Alpin stuck as good as it did.
                Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                • #9
                  About 4300 miles on my first CT on the bike. The Alpin has performed very well.
                  2013 Red Airbag 1800

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                  • #10
                    Going to be installing an Alpin next week. My questions are: What pressure do you run (I ride mix of highway and secondary roads, never aggresively, usually 2 up) and regarding the valve stem/TPMS system. I don't really care if the TPMS functions or not, I'm usually pretty vigilant about checking the pressures so if I don't need the sensor since I'm installing it on a wheel that didn't come with one what is the best way to go here? Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      Going to need a new tire soon an the Alpin is high on my List nothing but good reviews on this tire
                      2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                      • #12
                        I run 32psi, I just installed my third one this week...I get about 25,000 miles out of them before I replace them..I could probable get more but when a tire gets down to 3 to 4/32s I replace it.

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                        • #13
                          I have been running 35 psi for the first 10,000 miles...then dropped it to 33 psi for the latest trip...the Three Flags Classic. Happy with how it performed...but on this latest oil change, I bumped it back up to 35 psi. Tire is wearing perfectly...now with 14K + on it.

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                          • #14
                            My PA3 performed flawlessly on the trip to Mexico last month, even through record rain fall that I hit while crossing "Bob Hope Drive" on I10 the east side of Palm Springs. I run 35 psi.

                            4 inches of mud and/or gravel never presented any traction issues, though I did cross these at less the 15 mph. Also the PA3 provided a much smoother ride along cobble stone streets side streets which are everywhere.

                            I might try a different CT one day, just for fun and grins, however, the PA3 has never given me good reason too.

                            Rick

                            Torrential rain from the remnants of a Pacific Ocean hurricane swamped the Desert Southwest Monday, with Phoenix and Tucson seeing some of the worst flooding.
                            2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
                            DS 1126
                            15 Tiger 800 XCX
                            14 WR250R
                            95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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                            • #15
                              I'm running the Alpin w/30lbs., and very happy with the results.:D

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