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post #61 of 78 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 08:03 PM
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I really liked the Angel GT's I had. Sold the bike before getting a good sense of how quickly they wore, though.

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I wound up ordering the Angel GT. If things go according to plan they should go on Friday.
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post #62 of 78 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 10:55 PM
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Angels went on today. I got off work early so I got to spend most of an hour and a half finishing off the old tires. The front PR4 had 11,756 miles and still had a little tread in the center, but two bands worn nearly slick at what I'm guessing corresponds to my most used lean angle. The rear PR4GT had 5,020 miles and was down to the wear bars with wear more concentrated in the center which I think is partly from my enthusiastic use of engine braking and partly from waiting too long to get back on the throttle on corner exits.

With the new tires on, I went to Arby's, the bank, and the petrol station, with a couple detours along the way. I only did 16 miles so it's a bit early to tell much except that they feel different turning in at low speeds. I should learn considerably more this weekend.

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I am of the opinion that even if you put the exact same tires on as you took off, they are going to feel different. They should...they're new. I know I don't have to tell you to check your pressures for a few days, but I'm going to anyway. Enjoy!
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Can't say that I have too many miles on them yet, but so far I am enjoying my Bridgestone T30 Evo's.
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post #65 of 78 (permalink) Old 07-03-2017, 05:41 PM
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Has anyone tried any budget type tires like the Shinko brand? I've run them on a couple of my other bikes (Shinko Ravens)and have been quite happy with the cost vs. wear and handling.
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post #66 of 78 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 01:51 PM
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Angels went on today. I got off work early so I got to spend most of an hour and a half finishing off the old tires. The front PR4 had 11,756 miles and still had a little tread in the center, but two bands worn nearly slick at what I'm guessing corresponds to my most used lean angle. The rear PR4GT had 5,020 miles and was down to the wear bars with wear more concentrated in the center which I think is partly from my enthusiastic use of engine braking and partly from waiting too long to get back on the throttle on corner exits.

With the new tires on, I went to Arby's, the bank, and the petrol station, with a couple detours along the way. I only did 16 miles so it's a bit early to tell much except that they feel different turning in at low speeds. I should learn considerably more this weekend.
I've always wondered how people get such little mileage out of tires compared to me... The Diablo Rosso Corsas that came on the bike, gave me over 9,000 miles. I have the Rosso IIIs now, and am at 9,500 miles on them. Probably have at least another 2-3,000 miles on them. I ride pretty hard, with lots of engine braking (I typically don't use the brakes unless I need to slow down very quickly, or I'm under 15mph. Everything else is done with engine braking) and I corner decently fast, too. Lots of freeway and backroad miles... I'm wondering if maybe its the asphalt. Are your roads crazy rough? And I don't mean potholes - we have tons fo them here, too - I mean like texture. Is your asphalt like sandpaper?

About the Angel GTs: they have a different profile on them. More shallow than most sport tires. So they'll feel a lot different on turn-in. That's what has me considering PR4s over them on my next tire swap. I love Pirelli tires, but I also want to keep my sporty turn-in. You should keep us posted on how you feel about them in the long run.
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I've always wondered how people get such little mileage out of tires compared to me...

Probably tire pressure. I'm the same as you in terms of getting more mileage than others. I am around 150lbs so a little lighter than average I'm guessing but mostly I think it's because I run 32/40 (roughly, depending on ambient temp) and that keeps the profile and a smaller contact patch. I'm only guessing but I bet most other riders here run quite a bit lower pressures.
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Anyone ever mixed tires? My pilot road 2 front still has plenty of life but I want to put the pp3 on the rear and try it out

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I bought mine, a 2014 Street Triple R, with 9393 miles on it and a brand new T30 on the rear and what I'm assuming was the original front tire which was down to cords showing, lots of them, on the port side and a real "V" shaped profile from the wear pattern. I like Metzlers so I put a M7 on the front. I've only ridden it about a thousand miles so far and haven't been out in the back country but so far they seem fine together. I'm running 34 front and 36 rear pressures.
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+1 to the Angel GTs. Oddly enough I have them of my VFR and my Speed Four. And they've rocked everything I've thrown at them. That includes a NY <--> Asheville run on interstates, Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge. Coming down from Mt Mitchell in solid clouds the tires held me in full confidence.

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