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tire update on 03 r1150rt


joeb

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Replaced my Michelin pilot road 3s , which I really loved, especially in the rain, with pilot road 4 GTs.

Like the GTS very much. They seem to have delivered on the 20% longer mileage. My 3s were cooked at 9000, my GT 4s were good till 11000 miles. I ride fairly aggressively in all types of weather and temps. Not sure if need the GTS but it is the new BMW issue tire.Think I like the 3s just a little bit better but love the extra milage of the 4s. Any thoughts ?

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greiffster

If you're getting 9k out of back tire on R1150RT than you're doing way better than me. So stick with them if you like them.

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greiffster

I'm getting 6k out of the rear and it wears out quicker than the front. But, I think that's mostly because of the number of miles I have to go to get to the curvy stuff.

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Every single bike I have ever owned wears the rear out much faster than the front. So, basing a front tyre lasting 10000 miles, the rear tyre used to last 4000, but with modern tyres (and I guess my riding style, however, I'd say I am more aggressive on the rear now than I used to be)will last in the order 5000/6000 - despite manufacturers claims of longer and longer tyre life.

But, like I say, tyres are such an important part of the motorcycle experience, so like fuel - they are consumable.

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My tires are wearing about the same front and rear, both with the 3s and the 4s. The 4s seem to be wearing very even. When I ride twisties my pressures are usually around 40 psi rear and 38 psi front. I will replace my tires with new pr4gt.

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