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post #21 of 32 Old 03-29-2019, 02:16 PM
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I must be riding quite differently from many because I easily get between 8 and 9,000 miles on a set of tires. My last set were Mets and I've got the same on the bike today with at least 9,000 miles. I'm starting to consider new tires for our upcoming rainy season, but there are probably still another 1-2,000 miles of tread left before I will switch.

All of the above figures are estimates and they are low because I'm on my 4th set of tires and close to 40,000 miles.
If I lived in the flat lands of Florida and rode mostly straight roads, I could get that mileage as well. But living in North GA Mountains, carving up the curves for 80% of the miles, my stock tires were done at 4k. It was more the outer 2/3 of the tire. If I road straight, I could have gotten another 1k or more out of the stock tires as there was lots of center tread left. Have PR4GT's now so the jury is out. Overall like the feel of the tire much better than stock. May give the RSIII a try afterwards to compare.

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I get ~6000Mi on my GTL and ~11,000 on my GSW... Same tire same riding style so to speak... I think the torque on the GTL along with the added weight contributed to it....

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Well, I've used Meztler, Perelli, Bridgstone, and now on my way to have a fresh set of RS 3's mounted . I hope to get more that 4200 miles out of the rear, that's my best so far. Good luck.

Nope. The way you ride your best bet is to invest in a tire machine.

https://www.derekweaver.com/bikers-g...-tire-changer/
No doubt that's what I need. Of course I'll need a balancer and some more space in my garage as well.
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No doubt that's what I need. Of course I'll need a balancer and some more space in my garage as well.
The weaver takes up a surprisingly small amour of space and the Marc Parnes balancer works very well. You'll need the adapter for the back wheel and stick-on weights. If your near San Diego I can show you my setup.. Motorcycle Wheel Balancer

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The weaver takes up a surprisingly small amour of space and the Marc Parnes balancer works very well. You'll need the adapter for the back wheel and stick-on weights. If your near San Diego I can show you my setup.. Motorcycle Wheel Balancer[/QUOTE]

Hey thanks for the offer but I'll just have the shop do it for now. Maybe when I retire in a couple years.
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Couple of brands were mentioned in this topic. How about the new Pirelli Angel GT 2? Any experience of this yet?
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Couple of brands were mentioned in this topic. How about the new Pirelli Angel GT 2? Any experience of this yet?
Don't think anybody has run it for any significant amount of miles. Came out a few weeks ago over here at the beginning of the season. Will be on my list.

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Weather being what it is still I think I will manage with corrent Roadtec 01s for a month or so.

Dunlop Roadsmart III and Pirelli Angel GT 2 are only ones my short list. My buddy ordered Dunlops so I will most likely get these Pirellis.

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Couple of brands were mentioned in this topic. How about the new Pirelli Angel GT 2? Any experience of this yet?
Yes I put 4200 miles on a set. Mostly dry conditions. And mostly two up in the local mountains. Checked my pressure before every ride , set at 42psig. Tire was butter smoothe in a stright line, but I felt a little uneasy leaned hard coming into tight corners. High speed sweepers no complaints.
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This forum has a 'search' feature. At the top of the page select "tools' and then select 'advanced search'. Type in 'Dunlop Road Smart III', then select 'search now'. MANY posts will come up addressing tires and the Dunlop RS III in particular.

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