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Old February 10th, 2016   #51
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Default Re: Which Tire is Best for 2-Up Riding

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Might be my next set-up after the current PR2s.

BTW, I'm glad you still contribute to this forum Red!
I am glad to be here. I like this place and I like you fellows.

For what it is worth, my ST also loved the PR2s. The main reason I prefer the PR3s over the 2s is the wet weather traction. I live in South Louisiana and I use my bike regardless of weather. I can always use the truck, but I love to ride the bike to work in bad weather. It sends a signal to my co-workers.

It is also worth noting that some of the more aggressive FJR guys still prefer the PR2 rear. They match whatever their preferred front is to the PR2.

And always remember that just because I like it, does not mean YOU will like it.
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Old February 10th, 2016   #52
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I will replace my tires, when I'm allowed to ride.
They don't have that many miles but I am leery of the age and how long they have been sitting, unused.

What sources are used, nowadays?
Some sources are no longer in business.

Or, should I nsee what the dealer has?
These guys seem to have a reasonable price on the PR-4 GT's

http://www.btosports.com/p/michelin-...option/87-9938
Be sure you change the front tire size.
For whatever reason it reverts to the 17 inch front when you copy the site.
$331.98 for the set.

If the dealer can get close go with the dealer.

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Old February 12th, 2016   #53
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I've been resisting contributing to this thread but... And,yes, I know this will cause all kinds of a ruckus. I have a bit over 10K on my square tire and have only used up 2/32 of the original tread. I went double dark last year with a Pilot Activ 130/70 mounted "backwards." Yes the steering was quite heavy initially, with an 020 installed. Changing to the bias ply front rubber actually fixed that. I would have to say the steering is as light now as it was pre-CT. No, I don't ride only straight roads. I have as much fun with this bike as is "legal." I don't have any mileage figures yet as I have been REALLY limited on how much riding time was available due to my wife's health. Well, she's gone now and all she said before she departed this life regarding the bike was "be careful." By the end of this calendar year I SHOULD be able to give you some real numbers.
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I've been resisting contributing to this thread but... And,yes, I know this will cause all kinds of a ruckus. I have a bit over 10K on my square tire and have only used up 2/32 of the original tread. I went double dark last year with a Pilot Activ 130/70 mounted "backwards." Yes the steering was quite heavy initially, with an 020 installed. Changing to the bias ply front rubber actually fixed that. I would have to say the steering is as light now as it was pre-CT. No, I don't ride only straight roads. I have as much fun with this bike as is "legal." I don't have any mileage figures yet as I have been REALLY limited on how much riding time was available due to my wife's health. Well, she's gone now and all she said before she departed this life regarding the bike was "be careful." By the end of this calendar year I SHOULD be able to give you some real numbers.
Sorry for your loss. I hope you have a better year.
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Ran two different brands once and had never ridden a bike that "porpoised" when leaned over-did not care for the feeling. Running the pr 2 and the pr 3 was by necessity, had a flat and needed the ride. One end felt mushy when rode with some spirit. Alsotried to get the original tire once and was told you can't really get one as they make the tire for production a little different. Don't know if that is true or not but does sound possible.
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