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    Default First view on Michelin Primacy P3

    Mounted a Michelin Primacy P3 . Made a 5 miles run 30 lbs of air. Pleased with the tire. A couple days later left on a trip . Rode 200 miles wind to my back . Stilled pleased with the tire . Next morning rode West to Big Springs Tx. (100 miles) A hard North wind with some gusts every so often hitting me in the side. On I-20 With some groves in road and wind made me think I might be having a flat . The bike seem to act squirely every once in a while. Check tire at Big Springs It was ok. Met some other people and we headed South east to Junction Tx. Wind was not as bad , but still had some grove roads Bike still was acting a little squirely to me. Rode for 200 miles. Then from Junction to KervilleTx. 45 miles east on I-10 with Some hard winds out of the north .Findly got to Kerville Tx. I was beginning to think I had made a bad choice in getting this tire. Talked to other riders and they were also have a problem with the wind and road.
    The next morning rode to Llando ,Luckenback, Fredrickburg and back to Kerrville . It was a nice day and pleased with tire . The Next day was the test The Twisted Sisters . I belive the tire preform great for my style of riding( semi-aggressive)The next day was back home to Canadian Tx. Now am I pleased with the tire YES. I belive my main problem was the wind and not getting to ride much this winter. I guess you could say my being out of shape for riding in the wind was my main problem making me think it was the tire . I forgot to mention this is my 3rd CT 1 st was conti pro contact 2nd was Kuhmo ecsta and running a BT45 on the front
    just my 2 cents
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    Thanks for the feedback thomas.

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    Adding the fact of the heavy winds, you are also going thru an adjustment period (actually a couple of them). You aren't used to riding. I go thru that every winter. I feel greener than grass trying to carve our mountain roads. Second, you are also getting to know your new found friend, that BMT you just put on. At the end of this riding season, you won't even remember this conversation.


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    What kind of tire you running on the front?

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    Test rode the Michelin Alpin today about 125 mi in 20-35 mph winds, the tire performed flawlessly
    85 mph on rt 80 w/ the wind gust, no wobble or squermin, I definetly made the right choice.
    runnin 30 psi, w/ a Stone up front @ 41 psi..
    I w/ never run a rear MC tire again, my rear Stone has 4800 mi on it ran it @ 41 psi & it's almost down to the wear bars
    what is it w/ MC tires?? they wear out so fast it's incredable!!!
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    Thanks for the write up Thomas!
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    This my 3rd CT and I am running the BT 45 on the Front.
    1 st was Conti Pro Contact
    2nd was a Kumho Ecsta Reason I change was I didn't get ,but about 8,100 on each tire I could have gotten more If I would have pushed it. , But I was almost to the wear bars
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    Was at tire kingdom today and man said there aint a mich pa3 anywhere in the country didnt show when restock was coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCLEJOHN View Post
    Was at tire kingdom today and man said there aint a mich pa3 anywhere in the country didnt show when restock was coming
    Here are 62 of them.
    http://www.tireteam.com/Tires/Michel...516/16265.html

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    I checked on this tire but nowhere can I find that it is a run flat series. Also I am wondering why the winter tire is the perdominate choice. Why is the winter tire a better choice than the Primacy HP ZP summer touring, it is a run flat and it says so.
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    Go to the official Michelin stite and you will notice it is a ZP (zero pressure run flat).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obard View Post
    Couldn't find anywhere that told if it was a run flat or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker John View Post
    Couldn't find anywhere that told if it was a run flat or not.
    The "zp" is for zero pressure. I bought this exact tire from this link. It's a run flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker John View Post
    Couldn't find anywhere that told if it was a run flat or not.
    I got my tire from tireteam and it is a run flat $181 to my door.

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    I just got my MPAP3ZP from tire-easy.com. It was $174 to my door in ID. I am waiting for my spare wheel to arrive. Then, IT'S THE DARKSIDE FOR ME!

    BTW, in Michelin-speak, ZP means Zero Pressure, which means run-flat in common terminology.

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    Always trying to learn more. I have the same tire comming in this week to replace my Kumbo when it needs to be replaced. (have 13,000+ on it and it looks like it's good for another 4+. Battle axe 45 waiting to replace the Dunnie E3 up front. One year in on the darkside, no looking back for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCLEJOHN View Post
    Was at tire kingdom today and man said there aint a mich pa3 anywhere in the country didnt show when restock was coming
    I ordered a Mich Alpin PA3 ZP from Sam's Club on-line and had it delivered to my local store last week. $158. It took about a week to arrive, but they said they didn't have the equipment to mount it. The Discount Tire store next door didn't either, but they referred me to a local Moto-Adventure/ATV dealership who mounted and balanced it in 10 minutes for $30, cash only.

    I think Sam's pulls from their own inventory in the northern Sam's and Wal-Mart stores where the snow is just going out.

    Buy two. They make them so good and sell them so cheep!

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