Mavericktoo,Took delivery of my GTL a year ago February, to date I have a little over 7,000 miles on Bridgstones. Wear seems equal on both front and rear tires and still in my estimation a good 3000 miles left. I would say that my riding is 70/30 back roads/slabs and 98% two up. I run 42# in each and keep a good eye on the pressure. Temps range is 40s to 90s. So far I'm pretty happy with the mileage and wear, but will probably look at the PR3 or the Roadsmarts next tire, but keeping my options open.
Probably 1-1.5k miles...AZ, just curious how many of those miles had the Bustek behind. I'm right at 7k on a set with another 1-2k tops. I've had the trailer behind for about 1.5k. Waiting on a B spec but may put anothr RSII rear given the wear and decent grip all around.
Good to share. I'm not surprised, however, because Dunlops had actual interference/rubbing issues with a lot of K12LT swingarms. Seems to be a just the way Dunlop builds its tires. As long as there's no contact, no problem.II noticed, for the first time when I was checking the rear tire for any nails, etc. one night that the clearance between the swing arm/drive shaft and the edge of the tire was PRETTY TIGHT.
Next day, was at the dealer checking out other GT/GTLs with other brands (Metzler/Bridgestone) and they were clearing the swingarm by about 1/4 to almost 1/2 inch, depending on the tire. Here you could put your finger between those spaces.
man I feel sorry for you!A follow-up, which I'm hesitant to post because I have no f***ing clue why:
Today was the first day I had a chance to ride the GTL with nothing in the saddlebags (finished installing the RSII's at 1:30AM Thursday, loaded up the bike and did the miles to the VA/NC border that afternoon).
The bike is running dead straight down the road, unlike with the OE Z8's (a pull to the left that required 15-20 lbs. of tools in the right saddlebag to counter).
Great result :k16:, but I'm gonna go nutz trying to figure out why! uzzled::dunno::lol: