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Old October 27th, 2013   #11
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Default Re: Tire wear

I've run a couple sets of the Michelin PR-2s and have been pretty happy with them. The last 2 have gone 14,500 & 16,500mi.

Traction is very good and like any tire as it wears the handling suffers a little. It's always a great feeling the first time out on a new set.
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Old October 27th, 2013   #12
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I've always gotten at least 10k on my rear tire with the exception of the Dumbflop RoadStupids, only about 7k on that one. I like my twisties too. My friends don't think I'm slow. I think the two most important factors for tire wear are proper inflation and making sure the nut holding the throttle is properly torqued.


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Old October 27th, 2013   #13
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I think tire manufactures let loose some bad batches of tires now and then. My one and only PR3 went bald at just over 7000 miles and I monitor my pressure and ride a lot of straight roads so what gives??
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My one and only PR3 went bald at just over 7000 miles
I am just about to get tired of you using the term bald when describing your worn out tires. I happen to be follicly challenged and take offense.

Back on topic, I have about 5600 miles on my set of PR3s and to my delighted surprise they are doing very well. I am guessing I can get at least 10K out of them. Dad has over 9K on his set but they are definitely showing some wear.
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JonJon, that's about all I could ever get out of a set of PR2s or PR3s.

The sides would wear out on the rear too fast.

Redfish, watch them vey carefully from this point on. Tire wear seems to accelerate from 5000 miles on for those tires. That's why it caught me by surprise twice. I was used to the uniform wear of ME880s.

FYI: I may be an aggressive rider. Jeff Foxworthy should use that: "You might just be an aggressive rider if...".

Finish the sentence. ;-)
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you might be an agressive rider if the wear indication on your tire stops wear the scratchy outer edge part of your rim begins
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If you order another set of tires as you pick up your bike from the dealer after a tire change.
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If you order another set of tires as you pick up your bike from the dealer after a tire change.
soooooo true
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I am just about to get tired of you using the term bald when describing your worn out tires. I happen to be follicly challenged and take offense.

Back on topic, I have about 5600 miles on my set of PR3s and to my delighted surprise they are doing very well. I am guessing I can get at least 10K out of them. Dad has over 9K on his set but they are definitely showing some wear.
Maybe tread challenged, or, treadbare.
Barren of traction. Tractionless. toothless?
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