I contacted a local shop, I emailed the documentation to the owner. He contacted Michelin, they told him to order a PR4GT from his distributor, replace my PR5GT with the PR4GT and mail the PR5GT back to them. Michelin said they would examine the tire, then reimburse the shop after inspection. I would be on the hook for the mount and balance ($20) and shipping cost of the PR5GT back to Michelin. The shop owner did not bother with returning the tire. It looked good to him, so one of his techs bought the tire (apparently it fits the Aprillia RSV4) from the shop owner, which meant I would not have to reimburse the shop for the shipping cost. The owner told me that Michelin claimed that the PR5GT was "in spec" of what BMW specifies. Sounds like a case of pointing fingers. Any way I have a new rear tire for my upcoming 4,000 mile trip up north. When I took the tire off to inspect the swing arm / remove the PR5GT I did see evidence of rubbing. I'm starting to wonder if it may have been there prior to the PR5GT install, because I never really paid much attention to the swing arm -I just take the tire off, replace rear end fluid and put the tire on. It never occurred to me to inspect the swing arm (lesson learned). One last thing, the shop owner did not seem to worried about the rubbing, he showed me the race bike in the shop - rear tire rubs the chain, said it was a common thing. My bike is 2014 GTLE. I believe the tire was made in Spain, but I don't recall the DOM. Tire had 2,000 miles on it.