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Pirelli Angel GTs
« on: May 05, 2015, 06:03:59 am »
I have just finished my third set, with PR4s on now.  The Angels are a great tyres, and I have had the good fortune to ride in really heavy rain and flooded roads for a few days lately. Even right near the end of their life, wet weather performance was great. I averaged from 15,000kms to 18,000kms from a set. The lower number was due to trips coming up that would have exceeded what the tyres had left. Biggest number was more mixed riding and tyres worn right to the end of their useful life. The front did start feeling a bit funny and nor as balanced, which you would expect given tread in the middle but worn down on the sides.

I would use them again, but giving the PR4s a go. Depending on how they go, I expect to have an idea of life by late June this year.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 06:18:36 am »
G'day Saaz,

Is there a distinct cost variance between the Angel GT and PR4GT fitted?
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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 06:32:41 am »
The ones I got were ordered in from overseas, and I fitted them myself. The PR4s were a touch dearer than the Angel GTs, but only tens of dollars difference. Last time I looked at prices, due to the $A going down it is just as cost effective to buy locally from www.oztyres.com.au with free shipping

Brisbane seems to be cheaper than most places. Northside Motorcycle Workshop, Brendale, 3889 6466 was $455 fitted for the PR4 GTs for an ST1300, other places $520 fitted to loose wheels.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 07:54:46 am »
Cheers Saaz
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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 02:42:38 pm »
I really like the PR4 GT rear I had put on to solve a puncture on the Angel, and I'm going to get the front next month.  My dealer matched the online price on the rear, and when I checked last week their price on the front was only $2 US more than the best sale price I could find online.  Since I'm having to get the front tire pressure monitor replaced under warrany the mount and balance is half price, same as the rear.  Hope the new sensor batteries last longer than the originals did, I don't have an extended warranty, and I'm not sure they would be covered anyway.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 06:18:51 pm »
Trophied,

Which dealer do you go to?  Lone Star in Austin?

I bought my 2014 at Alamo in San Antonio last August, but just learned that they are no longer in the Triumph business.

It would be just about the same mileage for me to go to Lone Star (@300), but I had an unpleasant experience with a salesman there (hence the buy at Alamo). Will still need a dealer for some services, tho.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 03:04:09 pm »
Alamo went out of the Triumph business?  That's bad news for a lot of San Antonio riders.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GTs
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 04:18:21 pm »
Agreed.  They were not very forthcoming about why (perhaps they lost their license) they were no longer selling and servicing Triumphs.  But they did say that they had already sent their Triumph specific service tools back to Triumph.

The service manager at Alamo, a very nice old guy named Kermit, said that he thought that another motorcycle dealership in San Antonio would be picking up the Triumph line, but couldn't say which one.
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