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PR4 GT after 17000kms
« on: September 06, 2015, 02:28:19 pm »
Hey guys. Just out on short ride this morning and noticed my front tire has seen better days. Front and back both have I 17000kms and rear has started to flatten as well. I run front at 38 and rear at 40. ‎Perhaps time for a new set. 

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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 02:42:55 pm »
Too bad, as it looks like there is a lot of tread depth left on it. Nothing feels better than a new set of tires though!  :152:
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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 07:53:04 pm »
Yep that'll do. Angel GT are not too bad an alternative.
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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 04:45:55 pm »
*Originally Posted by RPDATA [+]
Hey guys. Just out on short ride this morning and noticed my front tire has seen better days. Front and back both have I 17000kms and rear has started to flatten as well. I run front at 38 and rear at 40. ‎Perhaps time for a new set.
How do you manage to get more than 10,000 miles out of a rear tire?  I know road heat is less in Canada than Texas and heat is the enemy of rubber life.  But what kind of speeds do you ride. 
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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 06:36:22 pm »
I have one season and 9500 miles on my tires. I kind of thought this was the norm unless you are an aggressive driver. My front tire might show a little more wear than the rear. The rear has a minimal flat spot in the center (duh) and the front has minimal cupping. Both will be getting replaced at the 10,000 mile service. I'll be replacing them with the same make and size. These tires far exceed my skill set so no reason for me to upgrade to something else. They worked excellent for me so, I'll stick with them. I try to maintain 41 in the front and 42 in the rear. I mostly average around 80 degrees but this set have about 5000 miles of 90 degrees plus on them.

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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 07:12:05 pm »
I'm not sure fast equates to aggressive but I do drive fast.  Texas speed limits on open roads range from 65 to 75 and I generally run about 10MPH over.  Sometimes a bit more.  Our roads temps are quite a bit higher.  Yesterday I rode over to Austin which is about 150 miles each way.  The temps ranged from 93-100 although it felt a lot hotter.  On a few occasions I was running 90-95.  So I'm sure the tires suffered.  Still I seldom get more than 7000 -7500 out of a set.  I guess those two factors count for a lot. 
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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2015, 11:57:49 pm »
*Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
I'm not sure fast equates to aggressive but I do drive fast.  Texas speed limits on open roads range from 65 to 75 and I generally run about 10MPH over.  Sometimes a bit more.  Our roads temps are quite a bit higher.  Yesterday I rode over to Austin which is about 150 miles each way.  The temps ranged from 93-100 although it felt a lot hotter.  On a few occasions I was running 90-95.  So I'm sure the tires suffered.  Still I seldom get more than 7000 -7500 out of a set.  I guess those two factors count for a lot.

I rode down I-35 yesterday at 90 behind a dually pulling a huge horse trailer.  Of course, that's only 83 in dog or Trophy mph.

I get about 10,000 out of a rear, a little more out of a front.

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Re: PR4 GT after 17000kms
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2015, 02:55:03 am »
*Originally Posted by Ernest T [+]
I rode down I-35 yesterday at 90 behind a dually pulling a huge horse trailer.  Of course, that's only 83 in dog or Trophy mph.

I get about 10,000 out of a rear, a little more out of a front.
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