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#953841 - 02/23/16 06:45 PM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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How in the hell are you getting way over double my mileage? At 6,500 the rear was GONE and the front at 7K?...

What he said ^.


I wish I could get that much out of a set. The last set of PR4's I had, the rear was gone just over 5K.

#953867 - 02/24/16 12:22 AM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: Highway41]  
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I ride Very hard at times and do a lot of long haul touring and the worst I've gotten is 7400 miles out of a set of PR4GTs. The most is 9100 miles. I keep the tire pressure at 38 front and 42 rear. I think it's really important to be vigilant on tire pressure in order to get the mileage out of tires. Having said that I get squat out of Angels. GT

#954032 - 02/25/16 07:03 PM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: gordiet]  
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That is good mileage. I'm sure I'll be getting the PR4's next set as I have 3's now (last 3 sets in fact). I've gotten 15k plus on the 3's each time with lots of highway riding. My commute for two years was 140 miles each way eek so lots of miles piled up quickly. I don't recall the mileage I installed the current set at, but am pretty sure they have several thousand to go. Commute is only 5 miles now so it's taking a tad longer to put the miles on. rofl


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#954109 - 02/27/16 01:08 AM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Originally Posted By: Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted By: CoarsegoldKid
Originally Posted By: RoadWolf
How in the hell are you getting way over double my mileage? At 6,500 the rear was GONE and the front at 7K?...

What he said ^.


I wish I could get that much out of a set. The last set of PR4's I had, the rear was gone just over 5K.



Well, that's 4,000 more than some brands you had...
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#971461 - 09/23/16 07:51 PM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: Highway41]  
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just got through my first set of PR4's after a previous set of PR3's. I believe I got about 15k out of the 3's and this set of 4's (R1150RT), got me about 17k. I was running the GT on the rear so I could run the correct size (170/60x17) and the standard PR4 on the front. I was impressed with the 3's but even more so with the 4's which only started cupping on the front the last few thousand miles. What was most impressive is that despite the late mileage cupping, the tires continued to be as quiet running as when first fitted. I ride 120 miles/day on my commute in southern MI, so I run into all kinds of weather. This summer was pretty dry by MI standards but on a few occasions, I rode in torrential downpours. In all cases, the tires only reinforced total confidence. Never did they exhibit any strange or slippery behavior. I just got another set of PR4's so for now, I'm a devoted Michelin customer.

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#973035 - 10/16/16 06:46 PM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: RPG]  
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PR4 GT 2CT still high on your list?

It's tire time for my 09 after 14K miles on PR3s. Front is close to bald and the rear has a flattened area making turns a lot of fun as I roll over the edge.

Also, does a BMW wheel require anything special for a spin balancer?

#993368 - 07/30/17 02:13 AM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: Highway41]  
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Last report - Part 2


It has taken 18 months to put 12K miles on the current set of PR-4s. This was the first pair mounted at the same time.

Pressures are 32/38 normal and 34/40 when loaded for trips.

Mileage has been about half chasing Bernie or riding around NF/SG, a quarter on trips to western NC, and a quarter high speed droning to TX.


The front has a distinct raised area in the middle probably due to the harder compound. There is more wear on the left shoulder than right and no cupping. Handling is still very good with smooth transitions.





Looks like it could go another 2-3K miles easy but that would get into the evil handling zone.


The rearís wear indicators are about gone and there is flattening down the middle. Looks a lot like the prior tire at 13K miles.



It still handles very well and could go another 1-2K miles.


I have a trip coming up and donít want to get into that ďevilĒ zone so a new pair is on order.

Iíll continue with the PR4-GTs as I can count on 12K+ good handling miles, they handle the wet well, and are quiet.

#994145 - 08/08/17 02:57 PM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: Highway41]  
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Visual check on my PR4's at 9k still has them looking nearly new.

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#995477 - 08/26/17 10:58 PM Re: PR4 GTs - I like 'em and let me tell you why [Re: RPG]  
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Part 3

Last couple of rides the front has been following grooves in the pavement and the rear was to the wear bars so off they come at 12.4K miles. Excellent deal at the local dealership on a new set of PR4s.

Looking forward to the next 12K miles.

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