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    Michelin PR4 GT's
    on: Jan 21, 2021, 01.18 am
    Jan 21, 2021, 01.18 am
     Bit the bullet and got new set of PR4 GT's on the blue machine today. Discarded old PR4 front/PR4 GT rear with 16,000 miles. Maybe 20% 2-up riding on the old set. While I was at it, put new EBC pads on rear. I went ahead and removed the TPMS units and replaced the batteries on each. Fortunately, it was not as bad as I thought to replace the batteries, and is working well after the change-out.
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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2021, 10.32 am
    Jan 21, 2021, 10.32 am
    Yes, changing the batteries wasn't a big deal for me either.  As for the tyres, that a huge mileage you've managed to get - they must have been almost bald !
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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2021, 12.35 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 12.35 pm
    The rear tire had just hit the wear bars at a couple of spots. The front was on them big time, with cupping as well. It was definitely time! :156:
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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2021, 01.06 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 01.06 pm
    I donít think I have ever heard such a high mileage report on any tires.
    Can I assume that none of the miles were at the 75+ mph speeds that are encountered on the Interstates out West?

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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2021, 04.27 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 04.27 pm
    If I had to guess, maybe 30% on east coast interstates, with most of that @ 75+mph. Attached photo of finished battery install in TPMS unit .
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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2021, 04.35 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 04.35 pm
    Have you also replaced the rear tire at that same mileage, or was it previously replaced?

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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2021, 05.38 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 05.38 pm
    So, for the TPMS batteries - did you buy BR2032 cells (with the solder leads) or did you buy generic CR2032's and solder the leads on yourself?

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    Re: Michelin PR4 GT's
    Reply #7 on: Jan 21, 2021, 05.45 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 05.45 pm
    Yes, same mileage on the rear. Since I have had such a good experience with the PR4 GT's, it was a no-brainer on what tires I would replace them with. Just hope the next set is as good...  :084: Hoping this year brings more rides to try them out!
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