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« on: May 21, 2021, 05:41:58 am »

My bike has Michelin Road 5s.  The front isnít even getting 7K before reaching the wear bars.  I donít ride aggressively, so Iím surprised theyíre wearing this fast.  I normally got 12K or more from affront tire and 10K out of a rear tire.

So, Iím looking for something thatís good but prioritizes longevity over performance.  Any ideas on what out there fits what Iím looking for?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 07:54:11 am »

I am a terrible "penny pincher". I look for deals!!

Last set of tires I put on the FJR1300 was the Bridgestone T30s. Bridgestone has newer models now but the T30s are great sport touring tires and are reduced in price now. I think I paid not much over $225(?) for a set. Motosport? Look around unless you are one of the "the more I pay the better I feel" people.  
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2021, 10:08:27 am »


My bike has Michelin Road 5s.  The front isnít even getting 7K before reaching the wear bars.  I donít ride aggressively, so Iím surprised theyíre wearing this fast.  I normally got 12K or more from affront tire and 10K out of a rear tire.

So, Iím looking for something thatís good but prioritizes longevity over performance.  Any ideas on what out there fits what Iím looking for?


Yikes -- I don't get anywhere near that mileage on my tires  -- unless I only use the bike to commute....  
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2021, 03:36:18 pm »


I am a terrible "penny pincher". I look for deals!!

Last set of tires I put on the FJR1300 was the Bridgestone T30s. Bridgestone has newer models now but the T30s are great sport touring tires and are reduced in price now. I think I paid not much over $225(?) for a set. Motosport? Look around unless you are one of the "the more I pay the better I feel" people.  


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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 03:37:05 pm »

I still run the Pilot Road series. I usually get about 12-13k.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2021, 04:38:29 pm »

Last year I went from PR 4's to Metzler  Roadtec 01's on the FJR and so far love the things. I find them to be as sticky as the 4's and they supposedly will out last them. We shall see. Only have about 1000 km on these.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2021, 06:23:19 pm »

Revzilla suggested the Pirelli Angel Gt II Tires and Continental Road Attack 3 GT Tires.

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 05:01:20 pm »

Just checked my Bridgestone T30s. I have 6,300 miles on them and they are worn maybe 60% on the back and pretty close to the same on the front. Looks like on pace for 10,000 miles.



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