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996dl
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 - 09:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A friend's 09 XB12X needs a set of tires, heavy rider, they need to be good in west coast rain conditions and long wearing with on road use primarily.

For pure road tires, exceptional in rain and long wearing, what about Michelin P5GT's as well ?

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Pushr0d
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm a big fan of Shinko 009 Raven (rear) tires. I had great service from them on my Sprint ST, and hope to see the same on the Uly.

Did not have as good an experience with the front - maybe it was the particular tire, but it developed a weird wear pattern. I called it 'Klingon Forehead'.

I like the Michelin PR series for the front.
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have no experience with Michelins. Crempel suggested I try Avon 3D-XM. He said they could possibly get me 15,000 miles. I haven't tried them yet. I stick with Pirelli most of the time. I got 10,000 miles out of a pair of Angels one time. I only get 2,000 to 3,000 miles out of Rosso IIs. I prefer the feel of the tire to it's mileage. If I could, I'd mount new rubber every month.
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Tootal
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Michelin Pilot Road 5's. I've had the 2's and 4's and loved them. My brother has the 5's now and they look great. More mileage and great in the rain and dry. Dual compound works great!
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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 01:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been impressed with the cost/mileage of the shinko 009. ive got one ready to spoon on for this summer.
handling isn't as light as with other tires but I think it really depends on wether you have conventional or synthetic fluids .
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have trailriders on my Uly and love them. Not a ton of miles yet, but pavement manners are excellent, as is loose-stuff traction. Great successor to the D616. Nice thick carcass, smooth running, no noise, handle as well as the PR3s I took off. Good transitions, shoulder to shoulder.
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 07:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hmm, that sounds interesting. I've been running take-offs from my R6 trackday bike for the past few years and do miss having loose surface rideability. I'd been considering Bridgestone Battlax Adventure and Metzler Karoo.
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