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2017 MP3 500, BMW F650GS
Joined: 30 Jul 2019
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Location: Athens, Ohio
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:19 pm quote
I've seen it mentioned here several times, and I really like the product. Beyond the safety aspect was the increased life of the tires. Have people seen a similar response in scooters? My Triumph Sprint rear tire went from a 4,500 mile life to 6,000+. Already ordered some for the new ride, just curious.
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5432
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:50 am quote
I use it in all my scooter and motorcycle tires.

Static balance first though; I use Marc Parnes system.
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 451
Location: Germany
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:56 am quote
I wish I was getting that kind of life on my rear tire. I ride pretty aggressive so I go through a rear tire pretty quickly. Throttle use has a lot to do with tire wear along with how hot it is outside too. Running a sticky tire on a hot day is a disaster for tire life. I prefer a sticky tire so the life to stickiness is a decent trade-off I guess. I am almost to the end of my City Grip and just bought my new 19 500 HPE back in February. At 5300km and it is almost down to the wear bars. Again, I ride pretty aggressive. Like, I try to keep up with the sport bikes in the corners just because the front end grip is so massive.
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21366
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:07 am quote
new200guy wrote:
I wish I was getting that kind of life on my rear tire. I ride pretty aggressive so I go through a rear tire pretty quickly. Throttle use has a lot to do with tire wear along with how hot it is outside too. Running a sticky tire on a hot day is a disaster for tire life. I prefer a sticky tire so the life to stickiness is a decent trade-off I guess. I am almost to the end of my City Grip and just bought my new 19 500 HPE back in February. At 5300km and it is almost down to the wear bars. Again, I ride pretty aggressive. Like, I try to keep up with the sport bikes in the corners just because the front end grip is so massive.
try the pirelli angles next.
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 451
Location: Germany
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:14 pm quote
Thanks for the tip OAD.

I am taking mine in on Wednesday for the 5k interval check since I bought it new and the service light is on for this check and then. I will inquire to see how much it is and if they can replace it while they have it. I am not keen on the City Grips to be honest. They are a decent tire but not to my liking.
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2019 MP3 hpe 500 sport Advanced " Missy "
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 203
Location: West Germany
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:41 am quote
new200guy wrote:
Thanks for the tip OAD.

I am taking mine in on Wednesday for the 5k interval check since I bought it new and the service light is on for this check and then. I will inquire to see how much it is and if they can replace it while they have it. I am not keen on the City Grips to be honest. They are a decent tire but not to my liking.
Howdy Charles! Haven't heard from you in a while! How ya doin and how' s the Familly? My oppinion on the is that the City Grips litterally suck. When I still had Matilda I was only getting about 4 grand per set and the grip was terrible With the new Scoot I find that the Pirellis have a much better grip it is actually a pleasure going into the curves now . By the way! I've already reached my first Service Interval. I'll be taking her in on the 3rd and picking her up on the 4th. Then it's fun fun fun again
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 451
Location: Germany
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:53 am quote
doing well. just did my 5k service. about €143.00. CityGrips aren't mine either.
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2019 MP3 hpe 500 sport Advanced " Missy "
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 203
Location: West Germany
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:58 pm quote
new200guy wrote:
doing well. just did my 5k service. about €143.00. CityGrips aren't mine either.
Glad to hear you'er doing okay Charles! We need to ride out soon before the Season is over Dude. Any ideas?
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 451
Location: Germany
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:59 am quote
need to see when i have some time. Probably around the end of september. need to look at getting a rear tire. Probably going to go with the bridgestone battlax. still have a little life on my citygrip.
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2019 MP3 hpe 500 sport Advanced " Missy "
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 203
Location: West Germany
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:37 am quote
new200guy wrote:
need to see when i have some time. Probably around the end of september. need to look at getting a rear tire. Probably going to go with the bridgestone battlax. still have a little life on my citygrip.
Okay. Sounds like a Plan to me ! Just to let you know,me and the Missus are going to be in Heilbronn next Satursday in the Landesgartenschau, so it'll be a no go for Satursday ,but maybe Sunday or the Weekend after that in case you can ride out with me earlier . Okay?
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 451
Location: Germany
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:22 am quote
my wife and daughter really enjoyed it there. Maybe Sunday if the weather is ok although it shows rain all day.
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2019 MP3 hpe 500 sport Advanced " Missy "
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 203
Location: West Germany
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:18 pm quote
new200guy wrote:
my wife and daughter really enjoyed it there. Maybe Sunday if the weather is ok although it shows rain all day.
Sounds like a good idea so long as the Weather works with us. We´ll need a time and meeting point. Somewhere between you and me and I was thinking about between 9 and 11 o´clock while it´s still somewhat cooler. What do you suggest Charles?
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