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« on: November 11, 2013, 08:54:18 PM »
Since oil is already taken, how about a thread (pun intended) on tires?
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Re: Tires
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »
You should have some.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 09:14:26 PM »
I like Pirelli tires.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 09:48:22 PM »
Tires are over rated.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 08:34:12 AM »
I prefer roundish and black.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 04:36:58 PM »
Tires are over rated.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 05:10:30 PM »
Tires are over rated.

Even when under inflated?
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 06:06:00 PM »
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Re: Tires
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 06:36:03 PM »
Yup...those are mid-west tires.   :couch:

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2013, 08:39:00 PM »
Yup...those are Floridatires.   :couch:

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Re: Tires
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 08:22:38 AM »
Thread bump.

Went to go buy tires, found out Michelin has introduced a PR 4 and PR 4 GT.  I was just getting used to the idea of PR 3, and found this while shopping for leftover PR 2's, cause I like 'em and I'm cheap.


I feel like I'm using a razor with six blades.  Anyone tried the PR4's yet?


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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 08:32:20 AM »
There's quite a few folks on the C14 forum the have already mounted them.  Of course they are the folks that spend more time painting their bikes and farkling them than riding them.  :-X

I'll be mounted up the PR4's prior to the spring meet.  I'd assume they are much like the 3's, which are excellent, with the hopes that they last a little longer.

The Angel GT's that were on the bike last are great for dry grip but don't last.  YMMV on a lighter bike with fewer torques.   8)

If you spend any time on wet roads the PR3's/4's are the hot ticket.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 09:23:44 AM »
Tammy just got a set of Anakee 3's for her GSA.  I'm sticking with tried-and-true Tourances (regular, not EXP or NEXT) for at least this season.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 09:27:10 AM »
The PR4 GT uses a hard/medium dual compound thread instead of the medium/soft of the PR3/2 Spec B.
Whatever they mean by soft, medium or hard probably has little to compare with racing gummies and heavy touring tires.
I'd take it that the center compound is now harder for Florida touring...

My PR3 Spec B are brand new, no riding in sight  :cry: , so it will be a while before I can get replacements.
I'm thinking Pirelli Angel GT
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Re: Tires
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 10:39:06 AM »
The B spec 3's only have an addition sidewall stiffner.

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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2014, 10:55:58 AM »
The B spec 3's only have an addition sidewall stiffner.


Both 3 B and 4 GT have additional stiffeners. Different compound is the key to increase in longevity.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2014, 11:06:40 AM »
I guess we'll see.  The rear didn't have any soft in the past either.  More like medium soft.  :D

I just hope I get a full refund if they don't last 20 percent longer. :lol:


If you live anywhere there is a curve or two the sides would disappear first.  I've yet to change one because the center was shot.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2014, 11:12:54 AM »
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Re: Tires
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2014, 11:13:29 AM »
I guess we'll see.  The rear didn't have any soft in the past either.  More like medium soft.  :D

I just hope I get a full refund if they don't last 20 percent longer. :lol:


If you live anywhere there is a curve or two the sides would disappear first.  I've yet to change one because the center was shot.
Yeah, single compound rear tires can at least wear out evenly. Dual compound, meh! I think I got better mileage out of the single compound Metz 6 than the Michelin.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2014, 08:32:23 PM »



If you live anywhere there is a curve or two the sides would disappear first.  I've yet to change one because the center was shot.


Come on out my way and I'll show you how.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2014, 06:55:54 AM »
You any I really should get a tire exchange program going.

You don't need the sides, I don't need the centers.   :lol:

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Re: Tires
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2014, 10:28:36 AM »
What about speed ratings? V rated are made for higher temps that high speed creates, so if you aren't doing high speeds, will they run cooler and last longer? Will they not grip as well at lower speed compared to an H speed rating?
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2014, 10:33:49 AM »
H won't get it done.


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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2014, 02:12:37 PM »
You any I really should get a tire exchange program going.

You don't need the sides, I don't need the centers.   :lol:
That's a fair deal. :lol:
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 02:16:28 PM »
What about speed ratings? V rated are made for higher temps that high speed creates, so if you aren't doing high speeds, will they run cooler and last longer? Will they not grip as well at lower speed compared to an H speed rating?

I don't know if it does make a difference unless you ride at triple digit all the time.
Weight rating is more important IMO.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 08:08:41 PM »
Quick update after 1500 miles on the pr4s; they're fucking fantastic. Slab, rain, curves, whatever. Just love them.
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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 08:59:20 PM »
Quick update after 1500 miles on the pr4s; they're fucking fantastic. Slab, rain, curves, whatever. Just love them.


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« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2014, 07:52:39 PM »
Yeah, a few hours ago. Snowed the whole way up. I had to stop a few times for no other reason than to de-ice the helmet and gear.

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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2014, 08:51:42 PM »
I take it you came up I65.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2014, 07:48:41 PM »
what kind of pricing has everyone been paying for the pr4 and where?  The best I have seen for my sprint is $315 a set at competition accessories.

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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2014, 08:40:35 PM »
I can't remember buying a tire from anyone other than CompAcc in the last 5 years.  They consistently have the best prices around.