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Question: What brand of tire do you purchase most often?
Michelin - 181 (48.5%)
Dunlop - 29 (7.8%)
Pirelli - 32 (8.6%)
Metzeler - 40 (10.7%)
Bridgestone - 38 (10.2%)
Avon - 21 (5.6%)
Other - 16 (4.3%)
Continental - 16 (4.3%)
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« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2014, 09:48:32 pm »

You mean the one on the RIGHT has 11,000 miles on it.   Lol

I replaced my front 009 a couple of weeks ago at 11,000 miles. The last two rears I got over 9,000.
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« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2014, 10:15:54 pm »

Good catch, fixed it.  Were it not rainy season I would probably let it go a while longer, but this time of year I do to much wet riding to risk it for a few extra miles of tire life.


You mean the one on the RIGHT has 11,000 miles on it.   Lol

I replaced my front 009 a couple of weeks ago at 11,000 miles. The last two rears I got over 9,000.
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« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2015, 09:51:08 pm »

got 3 BMW's........got Metzelers on all 3
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« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2015, 10:47:25 am »

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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2015, 04:10:14 pm »

I'm going to try a Goldentyre on the mini motard. They have a wet weather motard tire.

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« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2015, 12:56:09 pm »

Michelin Pilot Roads for me.  I get about 6000 miles out of a set on my ZX14.  Everything else I've tried seems to get eaten up in half the mileage.  I have tried all of the brands on many different large displacement motorcycles.  Michelin Pilot Roads have become my go to tire for sport touring on mountain roads throughout the pacific nw and western Canada.  I have a new set of PR4-gt's spooned onto the spare rims for the ZX14 ready for spring.
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« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2015, 01:06:11 pm »

Michelin Pilot Roads for me.  I get about 6000 miles out of a set on my ZX14.  Everything else I've tried seems to get eaten up in half the mileage.  I have tried all of the brands on many different large displacement motorcycles.  Michelin Pilot Roads have become my go to tire for sport touring on mountain roads throughout the pacific nw and western Canada.  I have a new set of PR4-gt's spooned onto the spare rims for the ZX14 ready for spring.

Are you using the GT's?  Was just having this discussion with some 14 riders and one showed pics of his PR3 rear that was coming apart at 7500 miles despite having plenty of tread left.
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« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2015, 09:39:33 pm »


Are you using the GT's?  Was just having this discussion with some 14 riders and one showed pics of his PR3 rear that was coming apart at 7500 miles despite having plenty of tread left.


The new PR4's I have mounted and ready to install on the ZX14 this spring are the PR4-gt's.  To my knowledge they didn't make the gt version in previous PR models but I could be wrong.  I have only been able to get about 6000 miles out of the PR2's and PR3's.  I am hoping to do a bit better out of the PR4-gt's.  Most other tires only last me about 3000 miles on the ZX14 so if I get 6000 plus miles out of the Michelins I am happy.
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« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2015, 09:55:49 pm »

What's the deal with getting good tire mileage out of a ZX14?             Not TOO heavy, understressed engine that you can putt around on and it doesn't handle super so no need to grind anything in the curves.    Headscratch








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« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2015, 02:12:00 am »

I've been running Dunlop RoadSmarts for about 50,000 miles on my Moto Guzzi Norge, but put on Perilli Angle STs this time around and am very happy with the change.  The last set of Dunlops felt very heavy - hard to initiate the turn, hard to hold the line.  Previous copies had been reasonably light and didn't take any effort to hold a turn once initiated.  Also, this set was up around 12,000 miles with probably another 1-2,000 miles remaining where before I had averaged around 9,000 miles.  I don't know if they changed compound or what.

The STs are back to being light, predictable and easy to ride.  Turning is back to thinking about the turn and it's there and easily holds the line.  If I get anywhere near the mileage I had originally gotten with the Dunlops, I'll be a convert.

My Honda Shadow runs Metzler 880s.  It's a loaner cruiser, so high mileage, reasonable handling.

The Guzzi came with Metzler Z6s which I hated.  The Dunlops were a much better choice for that bike, and now the Angel STs are an even better choice.

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