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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2001, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Macadams 100s

Anyone ever run these tires, I have been hearing good things about them. I am currently run the BT0-10 BTO-20 combo. good tires but always for something with more milleage
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-21-2001, 04:43 AM
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BirdX -- I am running Mac's presently on my RR. 3K+ miles & still look like new Put them to the lean & drag test - was real happy - good combination of stick & tread life. Not what you want for pure sports riding, but great for my back / forth to work & sporting on W/E'ds..... Got a super deal at our Cycle Gear shop here in AZ. --BladeRunr
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-03-2001, 07:06 PM
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I commute daily and am running a Macadam rear with a Pilot Sport front. An awesome combo in the wet, and pretty sticky in the dry as well. Unmarked after 4000km.

Just came thru winter here so I still have 1/4 inch chicken strips on mine coz I haven't tried scratching on them yet. Summer has started and its still 15c and raining......

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-25-2001, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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bladerunr, how is that tire combo holding up . About 10 weeks ago you had 3,000 miles on them An update would be appreciated
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-26-2002, 05:45 AM
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I ran several sets of that combination on my R1. I was getting right around 6 to 8k out of the rear tires and would replace the fronts at the same time. I am now running the Bridgestone BT 020 w/ a 010 front and have gotten a little better mileage. YMMV
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 05:27 PM
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mac 100's

i run mac 100's on my katana 600 and love them bout 1500 km's on them and still look new nice ride for a sport touring tire i love them but then again the price was right ( heh heh i work for a tire shop) but yeah i love em great in rain and all around traction. bike originally had mac 90's and found they were not as tacky in the corners. well that my two cents.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2002, 04:23 AM
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Well I have put about 12000km on mine now and still very fresh. The rear is run to the edge, but not the front. Thats far enough with a 225kg/500lb wet bike

Just a really nice and predictabe tyre. Of course I am only putting about 75hp thru them, but they never look like letting go. Highly recommended.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: , I got the Macadems 100X's, got 4,000 miles on them Backtire looks great, should get over 8,000 miles Front tire: even better, should get over 10,000 miles on them , best part Is no cupping , I have a 99 Honda blackbird and run 42Lbs. front & rear, these are the best tires I have ever ran, for both mileage and grip, beats:

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2002, 02:56 PM
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I just saw this post and I couldn't believe it. I tried two sets of Macadam's and had awful results. In fact, they were easily the worst tires I've used since the old Good Year tires of the mid 70s. After the first set had to come off at about 2,000 miles I called their tech support and was told to order a special set for the heavier bikes, like my ZX-11. The second pair did do a little better, about 2,500 miles. The front tire, in particular, cupped like no other tire I've ever seen. I own a bike shop, so I've seen and mounted a truck load of tires, of all brands. I am currently running 010s with much better results. My bike has over 170 hp and it tends to eat tires even without running all that hard.
The Macadams were actually rather funny. I could hear the front tire on the highway with just a slight lean to the right or left. They were almost a saw tooth in appearance. When I rolled the bikes in the driveway going backward every thing would shake as if it was rolling over a bridge gratting. I don't understand the contrast with others here. With over 120,000 miles, I tried several different brands and none of them acted anything like this. Go figure.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-02-2002, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Dave, what air pressure are you running their is something definitly wrong and its not the tire Final update, 8065 miles , could have gone another 500 before for the cords but why. Front tire has about 4-6 grand left NO CUPPING
Michelin discontinued the 100X's and will be replacing it with the new Pilot Road tire. Am currently running the Bridgestone BTO-20 Rear
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