Getting closer to the end of a dam good run on my favorite Pireli [email protected]'s

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  • Getting closer to the end of a dam good run on my favorite Pireli [email protected]'s

    I was able to track down 6 Pirelli [email protected], When Pirelli announced they were "Haulting" production for the time being to see how it's sister replacement the "Centurato" would do in real world testing over long term?.

    Well the end of the line is near for my stock pile I had collected,(been running them for 8 years)
    I have one about 3/4 used up and one more mounted on my spare chrome wheel.

    So it's on to a new selection for this guy who was the first to try the [email protected] way back when DS numbers weren't even given out yet. Nando started calling them DSI=Dark Side International.
    (Wonder where that Nando is now a days-Is he still riding that BMW??)

    After this I am going to run the Centurato again. I had tried one when a friend sold his bike and the buyer didn't want any part of a BMT,
    So I traded him a new E3 for it. (He said it was a Pirelli-But turned out to be a Centurato)

    I was good with the Centurato when I ran it. it actually lasted longer than a [email protected] Very odd tread pattern. then again I can't see it from the seat and it feels great in both right/left handers so who am I to complain.
    After all the tire doesn't whine how I beat the snot out of it. so were both good to go.

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  • #2
    Wow, you really did build up a stock pile. That tire hasn't been available for a very long time. That [email protected] used to be Murgie's favorite tire and I have followed him all over the mountains as he put it through its paces. A good tire for sure, Good luck with the next tire you plan to misuse...I mean use.

    Edit: Elrod tried the Pirelli Cinturato P-1 and indicated it was the most MT-handling CT he had tried (I don't think he has tried a Falken yet). At only 21 lbs for the P1, it should be a plus in the handling department
    Richard
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    • Elrod
      Elrod commented
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      Yep. The Cinturato P1 is my favorite RF. The Yoko and Alpin are great tires in the right user situation, but the P1 works best for me. I could really tell the difference in compound twisties, where quick changes in direction are needed. One caution: it has an asymmetrical tread pattern and is one of the new-fangled dual compound tires, so mount it like it is a left-side tire. That way the left vs right side wear will equal out. The right side is the 'soft side', so it would be best on the shorter right turns. The left side is the 'hard' side, so it would be best on the longer left turns. That direction also puts the water channeling design in the right direction. I tried as hard as I could to make this tire lose traction in the rain; the G709 on the front slipped a couple of times, but the P1 never did. Try one, as they cost about the same as the Yoko and Alpin.

  • #3
    The light sidewall flex of the Alpin is my warning sign that I may be pushing things a bit to far...besides that, that's a pretty decent tire, since I got right close to 20k out of my first one.
    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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    • #4
      I've gone through two cinturatos. Although the last one did not get used up. The bike did. lol. The only thing I noticed was that mine started to get a little unstable at 120 or so. Probably because neither were balanced

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      • #5
        Originally posted by oldguy View Post
        I've gone through two cinturatos. Although the last one did not get used up. The bike did. lol. The only thing I noticed was that mine started to get a little unstable at 120 or so. Probably because neither were balanced
        Wayne, is it safe to assume that you meant that neither you or the tire were balanced? We don't have 120mph curves around here.
        Richard
        Darksider #390
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        • #6
          Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
          <...>We don't have 120mph curves around here.
          We have to go a few hours to get near those possibilities...90 MPH curves are about all we in the Sonoran Desert can hope for. :D :D

          I've ridden with Wayne - he's exaggerating - slightly about those corner speeds.

          I did say slightly....
          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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          • #7
            Let me correct any wrong perceptions the 120 was on the straights and it started getting a bit wobbly. The worst of that was coming out of the north end of Death Valley. As to the speeds in corners. Ken I seem to recall a radio call between the two of us on the way south out of Badwater about speed in the sweepers. As I recall it was somewhat north of 90. As to the comment about me being unbalanced. Well in my defense I've got nothing lol

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