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Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by Trout, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Trout

    Trout GT Reference

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    Don't want to start a crazy tire thread would just like some input.

    Put a Shinko on the rear of the Grizz and only got 2500 miles out of it.

    I would just like some input from other owners not opinions!

    Would just like to know from Griso Owners:
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    Tire Model:
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  2. GuzziMoto

    GuzziMoto GT Reference GT Contributor

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    I prefer Michelins. Currently at a PR3, but plan on going to a PR4 next. I like the feel of the Michelins, particularly the front.
    I have used others, and it is hard to go wrong with a name brand tire. Michelin, Dunlop, Pirelli, they are all good. There are minor differences between the brands as to feel, but unless you ride them back to back most would hardly notice.
    I avoid off brand tires, like your Shinko. While I am not rich, tires are the wrong place to save a few dollars on when buying. They are the difference between crashing and not crashing,
    Also, I am one of those that replaces motorcycle tires in sets. If the rear is worn out and the front is only 2/3s or 3/4s worn I replace both. As with brands, tires are a stupid place to try to save money. A properly matched set of tires will feel better and work better.
    To each their own.

    Edit, forgot to mention I typically get 6k + miles from a set. But how you ride and the roads you ride on make a big difference in how many miles you will get. I actually wore the sides of my tires out on a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, a combination of constant corners and the abrasive road surface.
     
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  3. Dale Baker

    Dale Baker Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Conti Motions. 6-7,000 miles. Good in the rain, nice turn in, I'm no Rossi....
     
  4. Trout

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    Thanks guys really appreciate the input.
    I usually don't skimp on tires either & usually replace in matched sets alto when I was younger & poorer we "ran what we had".

    I tried the Shinko "just cause" & have to admit they handled well but will return to Dunlops which has been my preference for years.
     
  5. RightD

    RightD Just got it firing!

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    Been running Pirelli Angel GTs on mine... Like them. Been on for 6K or so, but getting a new set soon.

    You can usually get a set for @ 300 delivered.

    Good luck,
    RightD
     
  6. kiwi dave

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    I found this rather interesting when considering brands of tyres.



    The smugness of the presenter takes a bit of getting used to, but all good info, imho.
     
  7. BrianR

    BrianR Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Just finished a pair of Michelin PR4's at 22,000Kms with the front worn down to the tread markers and the back still with 2mm of tread but well flattened off. I'm putting on a pair of Pilot Power 3's for the sticky summer roads. I really liked the PR4's especially for their ability in the wet and they are good value for money. The PP3's came in at $320 Canadian a pair at my local dealer and I will be using them this weekend
     
  8. Oz1200Guzzi

    Oz1200Guzzi High Miler

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    Go with the GT versions of the PR4s - a bit harder for the extra weight of the bike
     
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  9. BrianR

    BrianR Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Already did thanks, although I"m looking forward to the stickier PP3's for the summer. I have a friend with an R1200 who likes the PP3's and they came at such a great price
     
  10. not-fishing

    not-fishing Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Ran Metzler Roadtech Z8 Interacts, 11,000 miles, front's were still good but I replaced the pair on my G11.

    I'm running Michelin Pilot Road 4's on the Lemans with a GT rear but I'm not putting miles on it fast enough to know how long they'll last. The local Duc Mechanic that I visit says he puts them on the CHP bikes here in Rancho Cordova.
     

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