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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 12:15 PM
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9500 miles out of a set of Shinko 009's.

The left side of the front tire was down to the wear bars, the center tread measured 4/32" and the right side was 2/32".

Rear tire was down to the wear bars in the center and squared off.

I run 34 PSI in the front and 38 PSI in the rear.


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I run 34 PSI in the front and 38 PSI in the rear.
Same PSI on mine for the past 3 seasons! I tried higher (too rough) but came back to 34 & 38.

I still have a full deck.
I just shuffle slower.

Note: I have no time to waste because Iím older at this moment than Iíve ever been before,
Ö and itís the youngest Iím ever going to get.
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I've written this before about the PR4: Best wet tire I've ever used but after 3,500 miles or so the rear was a bit unpredictable on tight slow corners. Really had to watch the throttle control. I'm still running a PR4 up front with a RS3 rear. An odd combination but the RS3 has a much more solid feel after ~4,000 miles. Tire did seem heavier than the Michelin but that was comparing a new RS3 to a worn PR4.

I may try a set of Angel GTs next time. I run my rear at 38-40 PSI. 2015 with the LT gear added on (my bike is a twin to the original poster's).
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* UPDATE * After much deliberation, I decided to go with the Metzler Roadtec 01. They're shipping now and based on all the positive feedback, I'm expecting to be a happy customer.

RE: the tire pressure comments, I can't see higher pressures fitting my riding style. I can imagine how higher pressures might help me with tire longevity, but it'd probably be disastrous in the more technical twisties I frequent. I've also played with higher and lower pressures on the Versys at the track; lower was definitely better (ha ha!). It will eat rubber quicker though :-/

That stated, the only time I run higher pressures is as needed with increased payload (passenger, cases, etc., all per owner's manual). I don't mind the grip limitations because at that point, my riding style is completely different (considering the cargo).

So, I guess getting 10,000 miles out of the Roadsmart 3 was pretty decent (for my spirited/aggressive-ish? riding style).

Thanks all for the input and comments. All good stuff ;-)
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