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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Pilot Powers and rain?

Anyone ever ride on pilot powers in the rain? If so what was your experience?
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I have and had no issue but in the end I think it comes down to the rider and how far they are willing to push them or any tire in the rain

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they work great, ride smooth and youll be fine, no sudden acceleration, turning or braking
I had probably 1000 miles in the rain on them in the early part of the 09 season

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No problem with them

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for a sport tire they work well in the wet, they are not a rain tire but they have enough tread to handle it, im sure there are better rain tires but i did a couple trackday sessions on them in a light sprinkle and survived
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They work great. Used them in the wet on the track too in Novice. No problems. Like Pilot said, just be smooth and you will be fine. Modern tires in most cases can far out perform what riders can throw at them, especially on the street.

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Used them on both road and track. Worked very well. PP feels very predictable, I can feel right before the tires start to slide. Its almost like the old bias ply tires I used in circle track racing.
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they work great, ride smooth and youll be fine, no sudden acceleration, turning or braking
I had probably 1000 miles in the rain on them in the early part of the 09 season
Ditto. I think we had more rain riding that year, than dry riding.....

One of my favorite trips, even with the rain.



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I would tell you, but Im not really sure. Lots of county backroads and some local secrets, that no one will share.

All I can say is, I never knew sport tires could rail in the rain. Our pace today in the wet afternoon was my normal dry pace.

I dub this speed................Sqrly Speed.
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Ditto. I think we had more rain riding that year, than dry riding.....

One of my favorite trips, even with the rain.



From the post MO/AR trip thread...
we had...what... one evening of dry weather that entire trip the rest was either raining or pouring

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they work great
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They're as good as any tire designed for those conditions. I've run slicks in the rain. It's all about being smooth on the controls, using as little lean angle as possible and accelerating and braking when the bike is straight up and down.

Next to rain tires, the pilot power would be my second choice for rain riding.

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Talking Pilot powers in the rain?

Not a problem in the rain or cold. They are Flood4T approved.
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Pilot Powers it is then. Thank you for all your input!
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