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post #21 of 41 Old 07-11-2019, 07:50 PM
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Loved Dunlops on Harley touring bike and got great wear but they suck on my K1600GA only have 1000miles on them so I can't speak for the wear and they grip fine but the NOISE!! Sounds like I've got snow tires on it.
Won't buy them again for this bike. Had Michelin P3's on a K1300GT and they were great.
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post #22 of 41 Old 07-12-2019, 02:08 AM
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I have 8500 miles on Angel GT’s on my 2006 RT1200. Still have tread. Heard 10k is not unusual. I’ll be going to them on my GA. All around great tires. I don’t ride hard, but everyday rain or shine.
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post #23 of 41 Old 07-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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Just Got Pirelli Angel GT 2’s, after 6000 miles on the original Bridgestones. Just brought the bike home from the dealer yesterday, and noticed they filled the tires to 35, not the 42 that the manual recommends. Anyone know what pressure I should be running in the Pirelli’s? Thx!
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post #24 of 41 Old 07-12-2019, 07:47 AM
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42psi. Check it with an accurate gauge before trusting the TPMS.
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post #25 of 41 Old 07-12-2019, 02:48 PM
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I just got a new set of Michelin Pilot Road 4, last set ran great. My dealer said the PR5 GT would be available soon but I couldn't wait -- front was shredded. They were made in Spain; I won't buy Chinese tires.
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post #26 of 41 Old 07-13-2019, 07:23 PM
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42psi. Check it with an accurate gauge before trusting the TPMS.
After installing new Dunlop road smart 3's on my B the TPMS seems to be 2 or 3 lbs off. According to my dealer this variation is acceptable.

Not sure if right or wrong, just my experience.

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post #27 of 41 Old 07-13-2019, 07:52 PM
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That being the case, the error was there before you installed the Dunlops. Trust an accurate pressure gauge, and use the TPMS to warn of leaks.
I find the onboard system to be reasonably accurate, but I use a calibrated pressure gauge to set the pressure in all our cars and bikes.
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post #28 of 41 Old 07-13-2019, 09:11 PM
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TPMS has been showing both front and back tire at 38 PSI; however, three separate tire gauges has been showing the tire pressure at 42 PSI. So ya, use a trustworthy external tire gauge!

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TPMS has been showing both front and back tire at 38 PSI; however, three separate tire gauges has been showing the tire pressure at 42 PSI. So ya, use a trustworthy external tire gauge!
...and come to understand exactly what the value shown on the TPMS display represents. (Hint: Unless the air inside the tires is exactly 68F, it will never equal an accurate tire gauge.)

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post #30 of 41 Old 07-15-2019, 08:31 PM
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Any suggestions on an accurate tire pressure gauge, especially one that attaches straight in to match the standard rim valve stems?

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