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post #1 of 17 Old 02-09-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with a good mileage commuter tire

Looking for a good commuter tire .Looking for a high mileage tire.Have been looking at the pirelli, tourance and pilot trail 3 and 4 and feedback would help.

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-10-2014, 01:59 PM
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i think i got about 12k with the pr3
so far anakee 2 have been the best for me at about 14k

i also had distenzia's on a klr650 and those would go arond 14k also.

i had tourances on a 955i tiger and they went 12k also

someone told me that he loved the pirellis but they only went about 8k.

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i'm trying to locate a set of PR3's. the rears are out there but i can't find the front in a 19".

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Are you referring to the trail pr3 or the roads.I was also looking at the contiental trail attacks they are on closeout on the Web cheap
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i was looking for the roads. who has the conti's for cheap?

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i can't find the front in a 19".
i found frt. on amazon but i dont like the price.
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post #7 of 17 Old 02-12-2014, 06:54 AM
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i've found rears at revzilla and bikebandit $165 which i need to order today. the front tire has 8500 miles with still good tread but is sttarting to cup slightly. i guess i'll have to put a pr4 on the front later...unless someone has a better idea of a miss match.

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post #8 of 17 Old 02-12-2014, 10:28 AM
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i was looking for the roads. who has the conti's for cheap?
I've never seen the PR3 in "Road" or "Trail." I think that's more of a PR4 designation. If you're looking for PR4 Trail, MCSS has them in 110/80 19. I don't think you'll find that size in the "Road" in a 19".

However, they do have the PR3 front in 19" (the PR3 isn't categorized into the three purpose-built uses, as the PR4 is).

P.S. If it's longevity you're looking for, I'd consider the PR2 as well. It's not quite as good as the PR3 in the wet, but, I've always had success with it in terms of longevity...

EDIT: I stand corrected... there *is* a PR3 "Trail" (imagine only having sport bikes in the past, just never looked for it). However, it's available at Zilla...

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I had a rear PR3 road and was disappointed with the milage (otherwise the tire was great). I now have a PR3 Trail and it seems to be wearing much better.

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heard great thigns about the Tourance. Mine came with a brand new one on the rear and I have ordered a new one for the front for the spring.

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