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    2013 R1200RT - How many miles are you getting out of your PR4?

    I have almost 14,000 miles on my rear tire and 11,200 on the front. It appears to be time to replace the rear but the front looks really good. What has your experience been with these tires?
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    11000. Front really gives it up a little earlier. 2008 RT
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    I got about 7000 miles. I am an aggressive rider.
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    2013 R1200RT - How many miles are you getting out of your PR4?

    The best advice I ever received about tires was to adjust for my size. At 270 I put a lot of stress on the front. Started running 40/42 and mileage went up from 8k to 11k with zero change in ride or handling.
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    i generally get about 6000 miles out of a set....but i ride my RT like i stole it most of the time....

    i change the tires when i do the 6000 mile interval services...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    I got about 7000 miles. I am an aggressive rider.
    Can you give details of what you mean by "aggressive rider"?
    Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyman.winn View Post
    ...but i ride my RT like i stole it most of the time....

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    Can you give details of your riding style?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlarry View Post
    Can you give details of your riding style?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlarry View Post
    Can you give details of what you mean by "aggressive rider"?
    Well, I can tell you that with the stock size tire it's impossible to ride the bike completely to the edge of the tire because the foot peg feelers will touch and that's a warning that the vavle covers are getting way close to the ground.
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    I'm on my first set of PR4 and have about 8800, they're still looking pretty good. No significant cupping on the front, and the rear is just starting to show a bit of flattening. Still plenty of tread.

    I got 15K and 16.6K from two sets of PR2s and 14K from PR3 (last ones before this set of PR4).

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    I got around 11k to the rear and 14k to the front. Run 40/42 pressure and mostly commute 70-90mph with some fast sweeping turns. I am pretty aggro in the twisties, but don't ride them enough to have much of an effect.
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    PR4's

    Quote Originally Posted by xlarry View Post
    I have almost 14,000 miles on my rear tire and 11,200 on the front. It appears to be time to replace the rear but the front looks really good. What has your experience been with these tires?
    I got 15k out of my first set, more important I got at least 10% more than from the PR3's

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    I just spooned a set onto my bike about 1500 miles ago and they still look new. I really like them, with the exception of the extra road noise. That is slightly irritating, but otherwise not a big deal.
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    PR3 on Front - PR4 on Rear

    Due to the unavailability of a front PR4 prior to a long trip, I installed PR3 on the front and PR4 on the rear.

    After 14k miles, I have 3/32" of tread front and 7/32" tread on the rear.

    My last pair of PR3's wore more evenly. But I understand the PR4's may have a longer tread life, which explains the difference here.

    I am considering replacing just the front soon with a new PR4; although I generally prefer to change them both at the same time. Hate to toss a rear tire with 7/32" of tread.
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    I have never gotten 14 k out of pr4, pr3, z6, or z8. Best ever was 12.


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