Thoughts on new tires

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Thoughts on new tires

Post by RDKLL » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:46 pm

I need tires and was going to wait until Michelin Road 5 became available but cant...will see what folks think of them and they may be my 3rd set...unsure what the 2nd set will be. Mileage is a consideration but not the primary one

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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by akarmire » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:51 am

I'm not a fan of the Angel GTs but ended up installing a new GT rear because l was showing cords. Anyway my front was due recently and l opted to try the new Dunlop Q3 + with 20% better mileage the the Q3, first off it transformed the handling and sticks like glue. I will definitely throw a rear on there as soon as the Angel GT is done, but like you mileage isn't my first concern with a tire.

Good luck, let us know what you decide.

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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by jasonk » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:12 am

I have used Dunlop RoadSmart 3s before - which I really enjoyed.

Some rate the Angle GT more than them, I can't really tell you if they're very different, since I used them on a Tuono, but I like both just fine.

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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by RDKLL » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:00 am

I was going to wait for the Michelin Road 5 but I am not going to cheat my wife out of potentially 6 weeks of weekend riding so I am going to try a set of Pilot Road 4

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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by akarmire » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:49 am

I think you'll be happy with those, a few guys l ride with use them and like them. The only thing I've noticed with those is they start cupping at the end of their lives, even though they have quite a bit of tread left.

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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by buddhabiker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 am

I had the factory fitted PR4’s on my BMW R1200RT and was shocked that the front was cupping at 4,000 miles, with plenty of tread left.


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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:52 pm

RDKLL wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:00 am
I was going to wait for the Michelin Road 5 but I am not going to cheat my wife out of potentially 6 weeks of weekend riding so I am going to try a set of Pilot Road 4
I have PR4s on my Multi, and Roadtec O1s on my GT, i much prefer the Roadtec front, by a large margin, the rears both have pluses and minuses, The PR4 is easy to break loose on hard throttle out of corners, but is predictable, and helps the slow steering PR4 front with its profile. The Roadtec rear is quite a flat profile, so it needs 38psi, just to keep its shape. on my multi i removed the PR4 front and put a roadtec O1 on, which restored my faith in the front end. in the wet, both performed fantastic. personally i think these 2 brands are the bench mark in sporty touring tires that give around 8-10,000kms. theres more grippier sport touring tires (i.e. M7RRs) but theres a price to pay in milage.
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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:56 pm

buddhabiker wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 am
I had the factory fitted PR4’s on my BMW R1200RT and was shocked that the front was cupping at 4,000 miles, with plenty of tread left.


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Tire pressure??, the PR4s need high psi, i removed my front after less than a 1000Km because i hated it, but after giving it away i found the PR4s need 38 psi to stay stable, and wear evenly. i was running it at 33-34, and it wasn't confidence inspiring. But I've ridden with guys who rate them highly, and ride hard.
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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by buddhabiker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:13 am

I was running the factory recommended pressures, 36 PSI front and 42 PSI rear. The rear was wearing normally.

On my Yamaha FJR 1300 ES, I was also running the factory recommended pressures of 36 front and 42 rear on the stock Bridgestone Battlax BT023’s, and at 9,000 miles there was zero cupping of the front tire. That was my experience. Had I kept the bike, I would have tossed on some Angel GT’s, as I’d read that others said it had transformed the handling and made it feel more nimble.


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Re: Thoughts on new tires

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:37 am

buddhabiker wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:13 am
I was running the factory recommended pressures, 36 PSI front and 42 PSI rear. The rear was wearing normally.
I would have tossed on some Angel GT’s, as I’d read that others said it had transformed the handling and made it feel more nimble.


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Pressures seem right. The Angels are a very good tire, the Angel front is far more inspiring compared to the PR4, and similar to the new roadtec O1. Some bikes are hard on tires, my GT went through a set of M7RRs in 3500Ks, front and rear. my 1290R would get 5000Ks from them. Its going to be interesting to see how many Kms i get from the roadtecs, 3000kms so far and looking good, hope to get between 7-8000. fingers crossed.
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