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    Tires -Avon Storm 3D X-M

    Has anyone any experience with these tires? Met a member of the Southern Cali Motorcycle Ass'n (SCMA) in Kimberley BC this weekend who swears by them as a high mileage tire. I've been using PR 4 GTs and I'm not getting the 12k miles everyone else seems to be getting. I've settled on 42psi front and 44psi rear as I always have bags and my 205lb body on board. Just heading out form Cranbrook BC to Texas the east to Florida and I'm putting 'something' new on before we go. Thanks - Strips

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhitfield View Post
    Has anyone any experience with these tires? Met a member of the Southern Cali Motorcycle Ass'n (SCMA) in Kimberley BC this weekend who swears by them as a high mileage tire. I've been using PR 4 GTs and I'm not getting the 12k miles everyone else seems to be getting. I've settled on 42psi front and 44psi rear as I always have bags and my 205lb body on board. Just heading out form Cranbrook BC to Texas the east to Florida and I'm putting 'something' new on before we go. Thanks - Strips
    Tons of tire threads that arte K1600 specific over at k1600forum.com
    General consensus is PR3/4s for longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhitfield View Post
    Has anyone any experience with these tires? Met a member of the Southern Cali Motorcycle Ass'n (SCMA) in Kimberley BC this weekend who swears by them as a high mileage tire. I've been using PR 4 GTs and I'm not getting the 12k miles everyone else seems to be getting. I've settled on 42psi front and 44psi rear as I always have bags and my 205lb body on board. Just heading out form Cranbrook BC to Texas the east to Florida and I'm putting 'something' new on before we go. Thanks - Strips
    Hi from Golden!
    I have used the PR4GTs but only get about 10-11000km out of a rear and 16000 from the front. No idea about the Avons though but tons of info in this section of the K1600 forum
    http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...-tires-wheels/
    Let us know what you decide
    Bruce in Golden BC

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    Just my $.02.
    I have never had good luck with Michelin on any BMW I have owned....and I have owned a few.
    My tire of choice is Metzler and recently the RoadTec 01 in the HWM spec but they have not been available.
    I had the Z8 Interacts and got about 7,500 before they turned baloney-skinned (a technical term)
    I recently put on a set of Pirelli Angel GT "A" spec on my K16GT and have been very happy in all respect.
    Previously I had them on a K1200RS and got around 9K out of them. I ran book recommended pressures F & R

    But tire life and performance is dependant on a whole bunch of variable factors.
    If life throws you a curve; lean into it.

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    Smile Thanks to all

    All helpful but the comment that hit home is 'performance dependent'. I do enjoy my torque and probably a little faster than most. ;-) I will go over to the K1600 Forum and check that out before deciding but I think I will try the Avons. Thanks - Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstarke View Post
    Hi from Golden!
    I have used the PR4GTs but only get about 10-11000km out of a rear and 16000 from the front. No idea about the Avons though but tons of info in this section of the K1600 forum
    http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...-tires-wheels/
    Let us know what you decide
    Bruce in Golden BC
    How are things up the road? Always fun to get comments from 'locals'. (to me that's anyone in BC or Alberta)

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    all is well here but the weather has not been great for the last week so very little riding unfortunately. Off to get the 30 000km service at Blackfoot Motorsports on Monday--will see how much that sets me back !
    Look out for my 1600GT in dark graphite metallic on the roads!

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    My nickname is 'Strips' :-)

    If what I hear is true best be sitting down when you get your bill! I try to do as much as I can and I've learned lots. Out of warranty though so that makes a big difference. I will look for you and you can look for me - red with a black tail case. Be safe.

    By the way - I ordered that Storms after a fairly in depth probe of the net.

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    New post on K1600 forum one rider said he got over 10K on the rear Avon 3Dx-M
    One toke over the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhitfield View Post
    All helpful but the comment that hit home is 'performance dependent'. I do enjoy my torque and probably a little faster than most. ;-) I will go over to the K1600 Forum and check that out before deciding but I think I will try the Avons. Thanks - Jim
    One of the big factors in motorcycle tire wear, is how fast you accelerate and how fast you decelerate. If you enjoy your torque as you say, nothing will get you the tire mileage you want. But then you bought a bike with a six-cylinder engine. What would you expect?

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