Michelin Motorcycle Tyres Queensland

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Michelin PP & PP2CT 120/70/17 Recall

I'm not sure if any of these tyres have reached the shores of the USA, but figured I'd better post this info for other members just in case...looks like we're in for new front tyres boys !!Personally, I've done one full trackday on my 2CT front at Phillip Island and loved every minute of it - best front I've ridden on, and no problems with the tyre's integrity...but then it's pretty hard to ride at a sustained 250KpH anywhere but on the Nuremburg Ring or going around in circles at Daytona eh ?

Here's what they say :

The official word on that Michelin Pilot recall
Michelin has launched a campaign in Australia to recall a limited number (approximately 1000) of its Pilot Power 2CT and Pilot Power 120/70 ZR 17 front motorcycle tyres with Made in France markings. Some of our motorcycle owner customers outside Australia had experienced localized deformations which can occasionally result in sections of tread separating after sustained riding periods at very high speed of above 250km/h. An examination of these tyres showed a possible defect in the tread due to a manufacturing irregularity. No cases of pressure loss have been reported and no accidents have occurred.

Because customer safety is its primary concern, Michelin has decided as a precaution to replace the 120/70 ZR 17 Michelin Pilot Power 2CT and Michelin Pilot Power front tyres, which can be identified by the following markings on the sidewall:

- a Made in France label
- DOT 6UCW 980T or DOT 6UCW 979T

Customers with any of these tyres, should contact the following for information on this recall campaign:

Gas Imports Australia Pty. Ltd.
13 Mareno Rd Tullamarine VIC 3043
Tel No. (03) 9338 1664 (9am - 5pm EST. Mon-Fri)

New South Wales:
Wayne Gardner Enterprises Pty. Ltd.
20 Ralph Black Drive Wollongong NSW 2500.
Tel No. (02) 4226 2999 (9am - 5pm EST. Mon-Fri)

Gas Imports Australia Pty. Ltd.
C/O: 13 Mareno Rd Tullamarine VIC 3043
Tel No. (03) 9338 1664 (9am - 5pm EST. Mon-Fri)

South Australia:
Wayne Gardner Enterprises Pty. Ltd.
C/O: 20 Ralph Black Drive Wollongong NSW 2500.
Tel No. (02) 4226 2999 (9am - 5pm EST. Mon-Fri)

Derwent Distributors
170 Murray St. Hobart TAS 7000
Tel No. (03) 6223 4566 (9am - 5pm EST. Mon-Fri)

Western Australia:
Tournay Holdings Pty. Ltd. trading as Action Wholesale
Unit 3, 106 Robinson Avenue, Belmont WA 6985
Tel No. (08) 9478 6211 (9am - 5pm EST. Mon-Fri)

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 Pilot Power Motorcycle Tire Hp/Track Rear 180/55-17
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • 50.6 degree lean angle in the dry and 41.9 degree in the wet, measured on the Michelin test track*
  • Rubber compound reaches operating temperature quickly. Incredible cornering grip. Impressive durability for a high-performance tire.
  • Designed for high-performance sportbikes. Suitable for street or track use.
  • Synthetic rubber mix derived from MotoGP tire technology, formulated to maintain consistent performance even at advanced stages of tire wear
  • MotoGP-derived rubber mix. Tread pattern covers less than 12% of the tire surface, for phenomenal cornering adhesion.
Michelin Michelin Pilot Power 3 HP/Track Rear Motorcycle Radial Tire - 190/55R17 75W
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • Tread pattern designed to inhibit irregular wear
  • 20% longer tread life than MICHELIN Pilot Power 2CT
  • 2CT+ technology on rear tire enhances tread rigidity and cornering stability
  • Casing profile optimized for excellent feedback and handling
  • All new compound for exceptional wet grip

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