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Pilot Power recall:

Pilot Power recall: Michelin announces motorcycle tire recall

June 15, 2007

Groupe Michelin is recalling Michelin Pilot Power 2CT and Pilot Power 120/70ZR17 motorcycle tires stamped "Made in France." The tires were for sale in the United States and Canada. "An examination of these tires showed a possible defect in the tread due to a manufacturing irregularity," say Michelin officials. "No cases of pressure loss have been reported and no accidents have occurred."
The tires can be identified by the following numbers: DOT 6UCW 980T or DOT 6UCW 979T.

Michelin has set up the following phone number to handle inquiries: (866)324-2835.

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...just had a new set 2CT's...
...will check my tires first thing tomorrow morning...

...thanx !
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Just went and looked and I've got one ... I'll call and see what they want to do and let you know.

I almost installed them for last Sunday's track day but put 014's on instead.

Thanks for the heads up!
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they advise to got to my local Michelin dealer and return the old tire for a new one ... no bonus tire or anything
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That is sort of disappointing, but you'd have people buying the current dealer stock just to get the free tire. Which isn't all bad I guess. But it does seem poor on Michelin's part. They do make a good tire, and the fans would agree that ole Bib really doesn't have to make some compromise for the mistake with the popularity of the tire. I guess if you get a free dismounting and remounting, you potentially get some free miles from the used tire.
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tire's brand new and not even installed, the trouble of going to the dealer and changing it isn't much but time is time .. they should toss some bone this way for the trouble and for their reputation
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...will check my tires first thing tomorrow morning...
...DOT 6 UCW 980T over here...


...with some 282 miles on it...
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here's what my friend Monte Lutz, who's the 2nd largest Michelin distributor in the US had to say on this issue:
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Originally posted by STT Guy
I'm at GingerMan riding the sh#t out of a set of those right now and did so at Mid-Ohio last Satuday.

Michelin made the recall because there is a potential problem on a limited batch number. Kudo's to the leading perfomance brand in the world for having in-house QA systems in place to uncover a potential problem and for erring on the side of caution and safety. This type of a campaign isn't cheap.

A few years ago Dunlop had 180/55 208's coming apart left and right (I personally saw well over a dozen) and they claimed there was no problem.

Your local dealers cannot currently exchange the tire for you because this situation is barely 24 hours old and Michelin needs to establish exchange protocol and distribute replacement product.

According to MNA, mounting and balancing will be included and the tire will need to be carried into a local Michelin dealer with replacemt inventory.

NOTE: MNA did not say to cease riding with the tire. As always, properly inflate you tire and inspect it frequently.


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