Michelin Motorcycle Tire Mounting

General Information & Precautions - FAQ | MICHELIN - United States

Michelin motorcycle tires do not have an alignment mark. The tires are very close when manufactured. You are generally balancing the wheel as opposed to the tire. If you have any specific Michelin motorcycle tire questions please contact me. Please visit our website at to learn how to align all motorcycle tires.

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Added by Toiletbrushx: I helped the guy at the shop mount my Michelins this past weekend. I also asked where the mark was, and he said that Michelins don't have an exterior mark like most tires. The alignment point is the tiny barcode on the bead surface. He lined the bar codes up with the valve stems and the front came out perfectly balanced. The rear needed only a .5 weight.

Michelin Pilot Power Tire - Rear - 180/55ZR-17, Position: Rear, Tire Size: 180/55-17, Rim Size: 17, Speed Rating: (W), Tire Type: Street, Tire Construction: Radial, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 73 67624
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Tubeless high-performance radial for track or performance street riding
  • Unprecedented lean angles: 50.6 on dry pavement, 41.9 on wet pavement
  • Progressive handling even in extreme situations; offers superb feedback at the limit and maintains stability under hard acceleration
  • Grooved area less than 12% of tread pattern for phenomenal cornering adhesion
2009-09-09 10:08:24 by -

Time is money! You snooze you lose

Salesmen, pay attention, here's a customer speaking. I was a serious buyer, yet got ignored by one salesman and he probably lost the sale.
First I called my usual Honda motorcycle dealer and ordered some OEM parts, but also got quotes on tires. He didn't have much to offer and quoted me on Bridgestones, which according to my research later were the bottom of the range. Front and rear, he quoted $230 tax included.
Then I asked my mechanic for advice, he says choose other brands like Michelin and that he has a contact named so and so at another shop.

2012-02-19 14:47:46 by -

Ex-Wife Also Buys New; I Buy Used.

As part of our divorce, Ex gave me the Explorer she bought new for $35k. Although it was 5 years old, it had only 22,000 miles on it and was perfect! And Ford bought me a new set of Michelin tires to replace the original Firestones!
I've owned over 50 cars, trucks, vans & motorcycles --- only 1 new!
I NEVER PAID a DIME for them! IOW, on average I sold them for what I paid -- or MORE (3x more in one case!). Sure, I added oil, replaced batteries & tires -- routine maintenance for any car, new or used.

When my free, perfect, 24k Explorer was stolen, Insurer gave me $11k! I then bought a Honda Accord from a neighbor for $100 (still going strong after 3+ yrs, w/ 276k miles on it)!
When son was 14, he bought a motorcycle from a neighbor for $75; it had been stored...

Michelin Michelin M62 Gazelle Scooter Tire - Front/Rear - 2.75-17, Tire Size: 2.75-17, Rim Size: 17, Position: Front/Rear, Speed Rating: P, Tire Type: Scooter/Moped, Load Rating: 47 64989
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Designed for precise steering, excellent traction and easy maneuverability
  • Highly resistant to tread cuts and casing damage
  • Specially formulated rubber compound for outstanding durability and low operating costs
  • Deep tread pattern for long wear
Michelin Michelin Pilot Power Tire - Front - 120/70ZR-17, Load Rating: 58, Rim Size: 17, Speed Rating: (W), Tire Type: Street, Tire Construction: Radial, Tire Application: Sport, Tire Size: 120/70-17, Position: Front 92557
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Tubeless high-performance radial for track or performance street riding
  • Unprecedented lean angles: 50.6 on dry pavement, 41.9 on wet pavement
  • Progressive handling even in extreme situations; offers superb feedback at the limit and maintains stability under hard acceleration
  • Grooved area less than 12% of tread pattern for phenomenal cornering adhesion
Michelin Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear 180/55ZR17 Motorcycle Tire
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Dual-compound sport touring tubeless radial
  • Revolutionary X Sipe technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling
  • 2CT two compound technology in both front and rear tires
  • Features a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders and a wear-resistant compound down the middle; front tire features a wider soft-compound than the Pilot Road...

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