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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Ordered a new set of tires

    Just ordered a set of the Michelin PR4 GT’s. The Angel GT spec A’s lasted just under 7k. I found a nail in the rear tonight mid way to the sidewall from center so I figured I would just change them out due to the scalloping the front tire experienced during my recent trip to Colorado which was probably my own fault for not having the forks set correctly. No complaints with the Angels I just thought I would go back to a Michelin as that is the tire brand I have normally used

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    c10's best friend
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I like the 3's better than the 4's, put a new set on last September (regular 3, not the GT) and they are almost gone at 12,400 miles. Going to try the 5's this time.
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    Hooligan
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I just put PR5s on mine and so far I like them.

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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    I like the 3's better than the 4's, put a new set on last September (regular 3, not the GT) and they are almost gone at 12,400 miles. Going to try the 5's this time.
    Twelve four miles.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I'm running the PR4 and for a commuter they are great (particularly in the wet) and last better than any other I tried so far. For those who are running the new PR5, please share your impressions.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Watkins, CO

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I'm on my second set of PR4 GTs on my Connie. First set lasted a little over 10K, probably a little over 3K on my second set. Inflation on the front tire is important to avoid cupping. I had a bit on the first one, been much more careful on the new one, and not seeing any cupping yet.

    Bob
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    What tire pressure do you usually set?
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by tufcj View Post
    I'm on my second set of PR4 GTs on my Connie. First set lasted a little over 10K, probably a little over 3K on my second set. Inflation on the front tire is important to avoid cupping. I had a bit on the first one, been much more careful on the new one, and not seeing any cupping yet.

    Bob
    tufcj
    What do you normally run on the front for pressure?

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Kawasaki suggests 42PSI. I've kept my latest PR4 GT front at 40+ with no cupping. I ran the last one at 37-38, and did see some cupping.

    Bob
    tufcj

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by tufcj View Post
    Kawasaki suggests 42PSI. I've kept my latest PR4 GT front at 40+ with no cupping. I ran the last one at 37-38, and did see some cupping.

    Bob
    tufcj
    Thanks

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    Licensed to Mod
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    Leeds,Alabama(about 5 miles from Barbers Motorsports Park)

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by sebintheworld View Post
    I'm running the PR4 and for a commuter they are great (particularly in the wet) and last better than any other I tried so far. For those who are running the new PR5, please share your impressions.
    I'm running PR5's on the 02 Zed right now. So far (only around 1700 miles on them) they are the best tires
    I've ever ran on it. I've had the PR2 on it before these and they are good but these 5's are great. Good turn in,
    road feel, and the wet, they shine. They keep the ole girl in line as well, just turn in and put down the power.

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    He is I
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by charliezzr View Post
    I've had the PR2 on it before these and they are good but these 5's are great. Good turn in,
    road feel, and the wet, they shine. They keep the ole girl in line as well, just turn in and put down the power.
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    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I've got a brand new set of road 5's in the garage I'm putting on my 14r before I leave for Austin in April. I'll probably have 4k or so by the time I get home. I roasted the stock rear in 4k. Looking forward to feeling sooner good rubber under me.
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    CRACKERMAN
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    Nanticoke, PA

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    42/42 is the magic
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    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Got the road 5's mounted up last night. Wow! The factory tires were crap. The bike handled spool much better it's like a different bike.

    I don't understand why the motorcycle manufacturers put crappy tires on their high performance bikes. The car manufacturers sure don't.
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    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I'm looking at a new set of Michelin PR4 or 5s for my '99 ZRX1100, seems only the PR4GTs are available in the rear stock size. worried that they'll be to stiff since they are recommended for cruisers (heavier bikes).
    What size rear tire are you using? any clearance issues with the chain guard...?

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Palmer Lake, CO

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Gtbells View Post
    I'm looking at a new set of Michelin PR4 or 5s for my '99 ZRX1100, seems only the PR4GTs are available in the rear stock size. worried that they'll be to stiff since they are recommended for cruisers (heavier bikes).
    What size rear tire are you using? any clearance issues with the chain guard...?
    FWIW, Dunlop Roadsmart III is available in the size for your 1100, and a $40 rebate per pair. They are great tires, really like them on my 1200.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Washington DC

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    I ran a PR4 180 sized on my 1100. It's real stiff but if you warm up the tire well, it's doable.

    No clearance issues (it's very close, approx. 1/4", to the chain guard but never touched)
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    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
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    Mar 2003
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    Sunfield, MI

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Well, after 1,400 miles I can say unequivocally that these are the best tires (outside of slicks) that I've ever run (Miichelin Road 5's). This is after riding the pig trail in Eureka Springs today (I've never done this to a tire on the street before). The chicken strip's still there (about 1/2 centimeter) because I'm VERY FAR from home, along, and still have a ton of riding left to do in the next week and a half.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    cincinnati

    Re: Ordered a new set of tires

    Arkansas roads will do that to tires ,

    mine looked the same last time I was there
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