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    Quote Originally Posted by Digtlartst View Post
    I got just over 11k mi on my last set of Michelin PR4GTs. Front might have gone another 1000. Running 39F/42R on my '16 RT. Great handling, nice and quiet after the first 1000 mi. PR4's are all I need.
    Mostly on what type of pavement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Mostly on what type of pavement?
    Probably a quarter on ancient slab concrete and most of the rest on street chip and patchy asphalt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    I got 6,000 miles on the stock Michelin on my 2018 RT, and it had cord showing. I knew it was getting thin, but I figured I had 1,000-2,000 to go, next look and the important parts are starting to show. Hope fully the Conti Road Attack GT's run a bit longer. I Have a 2016 HD Limited and get 18,000 on a rear tire.
    Wow to the 18000 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by berardi3 View Post
    Wow to the 18000 miles
    That was repeatable too. Once in a while I would change a tire because I was headed out for a trip, but it might have 4/32nds left at 16,000 miles. My buddy with the same model Harley got the same wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    Well at least I am not the only one disappointed in the tire mileage on my 2016 RT.
    News flash...its not the bike.

    With factory recommended pressures on my K1200 I've got 14,000km with my Conti RA3s and can probably get at least another 3,000 out of them before the wear bar surfaces. I rarely ride chip seal roads (fortunately) and typically cruise at 120km/h, half of it in stinkin' hot (35C+) weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    News flash...its not the bike.

    With factory recommended pressures on my K1200 I've got 14,000km with my Conti RA3s and can probably get at least another 3,000 out of them before the wear bar surfaces. I rarely ride chip seal roads (fortunately) and typically cruise at 120km/h, half of it in stinkin' hot (35C+) weather.
    Well if I ride the same roads in the Southeast, the same way, running the same tire pressure, and now I struggle to get 8000 miles from a set but on my previous 2 BMWs got 11-12000 miles
    And its not the bike then Im not sure what the heck it is!
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    I have 10,000 miles on my front PR4 probably could go another 1,000. The rear PR4 has 6,400, and could also easily go another 1,000. 17 RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHS1981 View Post
    I have 10,000 miles on my front PR4 probably could go another 1,000. The rear PR4 has 6,400, and could also easily go another 1,000. 17 RT.
    Please tell me exactly how I can get that kind of mileage on tires....I'd love to learn how to do that, and I'm not kidding! My 2017 RT has 16,500 miles on it and I go thru tires at 4,000-5,000 miles (Michelin, Conti's) maintained at recommended pressures. I'm thinking the tire compounds made for the RT are softer than for some other touring bikes, but that's just a guess. I do know that I wear them more-rounded than some folks, thus increasing the fun factor.
    I'm on my first set of Continental Road Attack 3 GT's with 5,000 miles on them and the front tire is worn out, while the rear tire seems to have a little more miles in it...this is the first time I've worn out a front tire before a rear tire, and a mystery to me. This past week, the bike rather suddenly became heavy-feeling in the front and turn in/out was hard up to a point and then oversteered a bit. The front tire had a noticeable longitudinal ridge about 1/3 from centerline on each side. As a test, I'm ordering Michelin Road 5 GT's today.....Ride safe! jb
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    I have 8,500 miles on my 2016RT with the Michelin PR4's. Wear is still very good, but I have cupping on the sides of the front tire. I've ridden on both back roads and Interstate highways in heavy rain and high heat with no issues other than that already stated. I am very pleased with the cornering and wet weather handling, just want something a little quieter and less likely to jump at the vertical grooves in the pavement.

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    XWingNut - Where are your "recommended pressures" coming from? They're probably wrong.

    LOOK AT YOUR TIRE'S SIDEWALLS for the Maximum COLD Pressure, subtract ten to fifteen per cent, and use those numbers instead.

    Probably worthwhile to verify your tire gauge against several others while you're at it.

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