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post #21 of 29 Old 12-10-2016, 07:06 AM
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I've had two sets of Metzlers Z8's and a set of Dunlop RSII's, all less than 5000 miles. Then I swapped to the Perilli Angel GT's. I've had six sets and done more than 62,000 miles on them. Each set lasts longer and longer. Perilli are obviously improving as they go. My last pair had 15,000 miles. The current set were put on several weeks before doing a 6000 mile cross country trip. I spent several days riding on Alpine mountain roads before crossing the Australian desert centre on hundreds of miles of hot straight roads going home. I'm still on those same tyres a month after getting home and I won't look to replace them until after the monsoon season. Probably March? They'll have around 10,000-12,5000 miles by then. I have no issue with riding in rain periods that dump 26 inches in a week on them.

Stick your PR4's where the sun don't shine. I've been running 42/43 for most of those miles and I won't be changing in a hurry.

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I have a set of Perilli Angle Gt tires on my bike right now and I have 2 problems with them. When leaned over hard they can slip and there owned by the Chinese.

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I have a set of Perilli Angle Gt tires on my bike right now and I have 2 problems with them. When leaned over hard they can slip and there owned by the Chinese.
I can drag pegs around corners in the rain. If your getting them to slip, check your tyre pressures.

As for Chinese ownership, who cares? My money is not racist, neither am I. I like all races. Except the marathon. That's just silly.

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Yeah, we heard him correctly and we spent a lot of time discussing the new 888 as well and what sizes it was going to be coming out in.

I have followed the manufacturers sidewall pressures since and am getting better tire wear on all our bikes.

One of our reps was either on lunch or out to lunch
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Just my .02 on tire pressure.


You should always run the tire pressure specified by the manufacturer of the vehicle. (in the case of the K1600 42/42) That's what the performance data is based on. The pressure on the sidewall of the tire is the max pressure that can be run in the tire and has nothing to do with the vehicle application. (Different make/model of bike could use the same tire but recommend a different pressure).

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Just my .02 on tire pressure.


You should always run the tire pressure specified by the manufacturer of the vehicle. (in the case of the K1600 42/42) That's what the performance data is based on. The pressure on the sidewall of the tire is the max pressure that can be run in the tire and has nothing to do with the vehicle application. (Different make/model of bike could use the same tire but recommend a different pressure).
What performance data do you refer to? tire wear? optimum traction?

I run Angel GT A-specs 38F39R 1up (41F42R 2up) measured cold for quite awhile and at those pressures the A-Specs handle great - never had any issues at all with traction and a tire hasn't ever stepped out (Z8s are a completely different story) - also not experienced any cupping of the front tire either. On the track, ran Dunlop Q3s at 34F36R (and they stuck like glue).

I'll submit, the best traction performance for a set of tires on the K1600 will be found with tire pressures less than 42F42R.

Of course I really don't care about tire mileage since I've accepted I'll be paying a "tire tax" for the type of riding I like to do.

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No matter what brand tire I run on my GTL I always try to maintain front and rear at 42 psi.
I usually get about 8k from my tires before I change them both.
I currently have a set of PR4's on with 4k and they look hardly used.
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I wish, the most I ever got out of any tire was 6.5k Rear only, front much less

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Pulled the rear off the GT this morning and confirmed the mileage from the previous fitment with the dealers service records. Rear tyre fitted in October last year. Replaced today with just over 12,000mi/30,000km on it. That's normal riding as spirited as anyone else. I'm planning a 2500mi/4000km trip over the weekend so I just threw away at least half that distance in rubber still on the tyre.

The front has 20,000km/12,500mi and still looks perfectly good.

PR4's pffft..., I'll stick to the Pirelli's thanks.

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Just my .02 on tire pressure.


You should always run the tire pressure specified by the manufacturer of the vehicle. (in the case of the K1600 42/42) That's what the performance data is based on. The pressure on the sidewall of the tire is the max pressure that can be run in the tire and has nothing to do with the vehicle application. (Different make/model of bike could use the same tire but recommend a different pressure).
That is the good and safe approach for current bikes with current tires. If you run a say20 year old bike I would go with tire manufacturers recommended pressure. Tire design has changed a fair bit over time and so has the pressure.
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