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#1000075 - 11/01/17 11:09 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Originally Posted by Living the Dream


Not sure if I'm lucky or not but have a new set of PR4s on the bike and another set in the shed via a sale I could not pass up. Have been getting 10K to 12K on rears with the '4s; will be nice if the '5s do better.

Bill

#1000125 - 11/02/17 09:36 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: mrzoom]  
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Boy, I just don't know how everyone gets these numbers. I have gotten 7000ish out of a back, but more often around 5500. I never felt like I rode overly hard and I've never been an acceleration freak. Sure am jealous.


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#1000128 - 11/02/17 10:42 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: Hank in WV]  
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Originally Posted by Hank in WV
Boy, I just don't know how everyone gets these numbers. I have gotten 7000ish out of a back, but more often around 5500. I never felt like I rode overly hard and I've never been an acceleration freak. Sure am jealous.


Your road material must suck


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#1000133 - 11/02/17 11:55 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: Hank in WV]  
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Don't feel bad, Hank. Bill get's that mileage, while following me and I get mileage similar to you.
It's a mystery, but I have seen it.


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#1000142 - 11/03/17 03:47 AM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: mrzoom]  
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Goodyear Grasshoppers on a Matchless 500 (forgot the year)!! Dang that was a long time ago. Got ticketed for crossed-up sliding through the turns in the hills behind Whittier. That motorcycle taught me many lessons on metal fatigue.

I'm putting a 17" R1200RT wheel on the rear of my R1100RT so I have access to the full range of modern performance tires so following this Michelin, Dunlop, etc discussion with great interest.


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#1000156 - 11/03/17 12:54 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: mrzoom]  
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Been lurking on the tire threads with great interest as I am overdue for the front @ 12K miles with my PR4. I really should have changed @ 9-10 K miles as handling noticeably degraded by then even with OK tread depth and the last 1K miles I've had a two minor understeer pushes (a very scary feeling). Holding out for Spring and hoping to hear more about the PR5. I'm sort of screwed to stay with Michelin as I replaced the rear tire @ 6K miles which I'm estimating was about 60% used up due to a nail puncture, so I'm now our of phase and don't want to experiment with mix/match across brands.

Hoping the new version of RP are a bit quieter as they wear and have the unreaistic hope for them retaining handling further into the usable life. Mileage for me has been similar the Metzlers I ran on my Previous RT


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

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#1000157 - 11/03/17 01:06 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: RPG]  
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Originally Posted by RPG


Goodyear "something's" on my '71 Sportster. Since my brother had a set of old tires on the '58 Duo-Glide he bought, just sitting in the attic, that's what I put on the Sporty after the rear blew.
Tread?
Grip?
Nah, it was round, black and was free. We didn't have money so we just re-used tires over and over. frown

RPG


LOL. Almost the same experience. I Put a pair of GYs on my '71 /5 as payment for doing a few tune ups at my Bros motorcycle shop back in the late 70's. They were new overage tires but had cool looking white walls to match the pin stripe fenders. That lasted about a month when I went down on a wet street as they were like riding on ice w/o studded tires.

Learned literally the hard way about buying fresh rubber!

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If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

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#1000159 - 11/03/17 01:41 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
Originally Posted by RPG


Goodyear "something's" on my '71 Sportster. Since my brother had a set of old tires on the '58 Duo-Glide he bought, just sitting in the attic, that's what I put on the Sporty after the rear blew.
Tread?
Grip?
Nah, it was round, black and was free. We didn't have money so we just re-used tires over and over. frown

RPG


LOL. Almost the same experience. I Put a pair of GYs on my '71 /5 as payment for doing a few tune ups at my Bros motorcycle shop back in the late 70's. They were new overage tires but had cool looking white walls to match the pin stripe fenders. That lasted about a month when I went down on a wet street as they were like riding on ice w/o studded tires.

Learned literally the hard way about buying fresh rubber!


ahh, yes Paul, Further along I bought a new '93 R100RT. Gorgeous bike in red. I ran Dunlop 491's (due to their high mileage reputation) once and while riding to a club breakfast in the pouring rain one morning, discovered why wet grip is sort of important.
On the freeway, doing about 70, I changed lanes and as both tires hit the tar strips between the lane, the bike went into a tank slapper and the rear wheel broke free and the engine revved to 8 grand!

Luckily it only lasted a second, and I did stay up but lesson learned.

I ride the same road with PR4's now, often in even worse weather and think about it each time I change lanes. So far, only those old Dunlop's ever did that to me. frown

RPG


Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

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#1000250 - 11/05/17 01:29 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Originally Posted by Living the Dream
Originally Posted by Hank in WV
Boy, I just don't know how everyone gets these numbers. I have gotten 7000ish out of a back, but more often around 5500. I never felt like I rode overly hard and I've never been an acceleration freak. Sure am jealous.


Your road material must suck


Much more likely to get higher mileage on roads that are flat, straight & never see frost/snow or a plow. Mountains, curves, salt, cinders will wear a tire down faster for sure. The price you pay for playing in the hills 👌
The latest gen of high performance tires don't seem to get any longer mileage, but the difference is that these will hold their grip up until the end. 10 years ago these tires were great the first half of their life, then quickly got squirrelly or scary near the end...

#1000264 - 11/05/17 03:51 PM Re: New Michelin in 2018 !! ?? [Re: marknetm]  
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Originally Posted by marknetm
Originally Posted by Living the Dream
Originally Posted by Hank in WV
Boy, I just don't know how everyone gets these numbers. I have gotten 7000ish out of a back, but more often around 5500. I never felt like I rode overly hard and I've never been an acceleration freak. Sure am jealous.


Your road material must suck


Much more likely to get higher mileage on roads that are flat, straight & never see frost/snow or a plow. Mountains, curves, salt, cinders will wear a tire down faster for sure. The price you pay for playing in the hills 👌
The latest gen of high performance tires don't seem to get any longer mileage, but the difference is that these will hold their grip up until the end. 10 years ago these tires were great the first half of their life, then quickly got squirrelly or scary near the end...


Usable life is a relative thing with each person deciding when the tire is done based on their preferences plays a roll in the wide variation reported milage. The typical load you carry (people, gear and accessories) is also a factor in tire life. Maybe if I get down to the weight I was in college and leave my rain gear and extra helmet off the bike I will get 10% more in millagegrin


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
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