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post #1 of 18 Old 05-19-2017, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Pirelli angel gt a spec after two sets.

Great tire for grip but they really suck for longevity. best I could do after 2 sets is 4.1k miles front tie 5.5k rear. you can see the front going away at about 1k.

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cjny, where now ? Do you already have another set/brand in mind ?
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cjny, where now ? Do you already have another set/brand in mind ?
I ordered a RS III for the front Ill see how that works. 4.1k out of a front tire really sucks but it does stick. Lets see how the Dunlap works.

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I ordered a RS III for the front Ill see how that works. 4.1k out of a front tire really sucks but it does stick. Lets see how the Dunlap works.
You're going to run mismatched tires?

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What would help forum members better understand your conclusions is what other tires you have purchased and the mileage you obtained with them. Provides a relative comparison.

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I was considering these tires as a replacement. Can anyone say whats the difference between A spec and D spec tires?
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I was considering these tires as a replacement. Can anyone say whats the difference between A spec and D spec tires?
The A Spec has a heavier carcass. It's made for heavier bikes like ours. I'm guessing the D is the regular tire for lightweights IDK

I get about 6-7k out of mine running 42/42 but I'm a bit concerned about the current set on the bike. They have about 2k on them and the front is scalloped pretty bad already.

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I was considering these tires as a replacement. Can anyone say whats the difference between A spec and D spec tires?
"A" spec tires (usually rear) are manufactured with a more robust sidewall to handle the demands of heavier touring motorcycles.
Metzeler has a similar HWM (Heavy Weight Motorcycle) spec.

Never heard of a "D" spec tire.

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What would help forum members better understand your conclusions is what other tires you have purchased and the mileage you obtained with them. Provides a relative comparison.
I have had

Two sets of Michelin PR3s. They where just OK did nothing special. <6k Max.

One set Dunlap RSII better then the PR3 but they where just OK did nothing special. <6k Max.

One set of Michelin PR4s. Worst tire I have ever had on any bike. Front end stepped out 4 or 5 times and the rear steeped out EVERY TIME I RODE THE BIKE. GARBAGE. Could not wait to get them off the bike. 6.5K

Two sets rear three front of Pirelli Angel GTs A spec for the most part, first front was not a spec. Great grippy tire fronts only give 4k rear 5.5k

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You're going to run mismatched tires?
Yes I have been doing it for decades never had an issue as long as you run similar tires.

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