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    Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT

    Hi,


    Have a St1300 which i have replaced the tyres with the above tyres front and rear. have done just over 9,500 miles on them. Have had a puncture in that time that i have plugged and got the local garage to patch from the inside.

    Over the course of the mileage though i have noticed that the grooves that come from the centre of the tyre to the outside seems too get a bit flappy and lift up.

    Has anyone else had this happen with these tyres?


    Many Thanks


    Lee

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    Lee, I'm on an R1200RT these days (had an ST1300 for 12 years) and I'm having the tire wear experience you describe. With 7k miles, the PR4GT's on my RT feel "lumpy" when the bike is leaned into a turn and man, do they howl like big truck tires! I am fastidious about tire pressure, for whatever that's worth, and I tend to ride enthusiastically (just for fun, no commuting). There's a bit of wear left in the rubber, perhaps another 1,000 miles, but I won't be replacing them with more PR4GT's. I'm putting a set of Metzeler Roadtec 01's on my RT before I leave for a trip soon.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    The St1300 is my first bike, So i'm still getting to know the bike and leaning more about it every day. Passed my test last July and have covered just over 15,000 miles since. The bike felt great when i put the tyres on and to be fair feels fine when the road is dry, But in the wet it just doesn't fill me with confidence.

    Just been out to try and get a photo of the tyre and you can't see the lip on it at all, but you can feel the edge of the groove and its flappy. I check the pressures every week and run them on 42psi thats recommended, but i did put 1/2 psi in when i did a road trip to the South of France.

    Out for a ride tomorrow with friends so will see how it goes and maybe look to get another and see how it goes from there.


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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    My first set of PR4s lasted right at 9,000 miles. I'll probably see the same with the next two sets (I have them on both the 2010 & 2012). I'm okay with 9k, and I have been using only PRs now since I replaced my original tires on each of the bikes (2005, 2010 & 2012) with PRs long before the original tires wore out. I just never liked the lean angle feel of the OEM tires.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    Ever had anything happen with the thread lifting at the grooves Suprasabre?


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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    Put my firs set of GT PR4's on a couple of day's ago.
    Hope to get some good mileage out of them.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    Hope you don't mind ST-Traveler, I've copied one of your photos that you have just uploaded so that i could explain a little better to other people.



    Have marked a red line on the attached photo where i seem to get the rubber raising on the edges here.


    Anyone else had this?


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    Lee
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ST-Traveler View Post
    Put my firs set of GT PR4's on a couple of day's ago.
    Hope to get some good mileage out of them.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    Is the OP talking about the tire tread cupping or is this something more serious?
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Gt thread

    I think Feathering on that edge could mean you are braking hard into corners. Any confessions?

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