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Offline TNGW1500SE

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time for tires again
on: January 01, 2020, 05:58:55 AM
Well.... I'm running on cords on the rear. The bikes got just over 11,000 miles and this will be my 4th set. The first two were stock. Then I switched to Continental Conti Motion Sport Touring Radials. Price was good and I can't say I hated them. They've been "ok" but I don't like the abrupt way the tread ends when you lean the bike really far over. My "chicken strips" are 1/8'" from that edge. I'd like more of a rounded tire without that transition to the sidewall. It seems like with just a little more lean angle, I'll run out of tire. I'll admit that I ride to fast in the curves as I have always worn the sides out before the center. I need a good tire that holds the road in curves. The Continental Conti Motion Sport Touring Radials look like they have got hot and are really rough as well. Advice anyone???       
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Re: time for tires again
Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 09:47:34 AM
Can yo post some photos of your worn rear tyre as that will help us see your suspension damping setup / tyre wear profile  :7: assuming your sag is set properly  :notsure:

Both sides and end on profile please :028:
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Re: time for tires again
Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 10:26:51 AM
I'm loving my Pilot Road 5s

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 11:22:49 AM
Metzeler Roadtec 01, have a  deserved good reputation, I'm guessing that your after 11,000 miles your suspension is set to your preferences  :169:   
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Offline chachi

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 10:17:30 PM
I may go with Dunlop Roadsmart III on the rear as many tire reports have them up to 13,000 miles on tread life.

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 12:03:43 AM
I ran PR4s on my 2015.  Great grip and good thread wear.  I went to PR5s, which seemed just as good, if not better.  I only put around 1000 miles on the PR5s before I wrecked/traded up to the 2019.

I have about 1000 miles on the 2019, and so far I'm liking the T31s much better than the T30s that came on the 2015. 
Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 12:07:36 AM by 190 Octane
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Offline Keener

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 01:03:05 AM
*Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
I'm loving my Pilot Road 5s


Have to say so far i love these tires as well , TP  is as per stock and it looks like they are wearing well .....alot of two up with gear aswell...
Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 01:05:46 AM by Keener

Offline TNGW1500SE

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 07:11:13 AM
UPDATE: Sorry had flu and couldn't update. ! Went back with the Bridgestones that came factory. They did ok the fist two sets. I'll try them again.
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Re: time for tires again
Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 04:06:21 AM
My Roadtec 01 lasted 18K km. Is there any other tyre that can go further than this ?

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 10:27:31 AM
The life of a tire depends on the roads you ride on and the way you ride as well as the compound from which they are made.  Harder tires get more miles, but they give you less traction.  It's a compromise.

I've gotten 5,000 miles out of a tire, but others on the same bike and tire get 8,000.

 



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