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WTF has happened to my Pilot Power's?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by deafwish, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. My rear Pilot Power has had a small crease looking line (can feel the indentation with your finger-nail) for the past 3000km.
    Originally I thought that I had spun my tyre up on a sharp stone but it has stayed that way for a while now & it isn't a straight line (confirms it wasn't caused by wheelspin).
    I haven't cared much about it (my rear tyres don't last that long anyway) until I recently noticed the front has done the same!
    I sent an online message to Michelin Australia, over 3 weeks ago & haven't heard squat from them...

    Rear - The crease is on the right (1 o'clock):
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    Front - The crease is on the left (11 o'clock):
    [​IMG]
    Does anyone know what has happened or anyone who works for Michelin in Melbourne?
    I am seriously considering going back to Bridgestone, as this is the first set of Michelin's I've had & my rear is needing to be replaced pretty soon...
    Oh & they are not the Spanish made ones that were recalled some months back.



    Daz. :wink:
     
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  2. Ooh looks like they're about to hatch!
     
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  3. My last rear tyre (Power) did the same. Never had any problems with it though. I'll have a closer look at the Power 2CT that's on it now and see if it's doing it too.

    Edit: The 2CT on the rear of the Zed is doing it too. No sign of it happening on the front.
     
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  4. Like I posted elsewhere, it's not a fault with the tyre.
    Michelin build in an anti static strip into the tyre because of the compound, it's nothing to worry about.
     
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  5. All of my PPs did this too.
     
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  6. I guess as long as they still work okay they're alright?
     
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  7. My Powers are the same as tanya said it is something that is designed into them , no problem!!
     
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  8. and another plus 1 here.
    mine look identical, however, from the michelin USA technical advisor, it is a result of the injection moulding process.
     
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  9. +1 on my PP.

    Nothing to worry about. Still an awesome tyre unless they are on the Huon road in tassie :p
     
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  10. Thanks for your advice everyone.

    <I was quietly hoping that they were faulty & Michelin Australia would buy me a new pair of tyres! :LOL: >

    Daz. :wink:
     
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  11. My Pilot Roads on the RF900R did the same after a while.
    No dramas :)
     
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