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post #1 of 16 Old 05-22-2014, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Highway Tires

I apologize in advance for yet another tire thread.

I am looking for the longest lasting tire for Highway usage. My commute is 65 miles each way five days a week. My last set of Battlewings just lasted me almost 9k on the rear, with the pressure set at 35psi, but they are rather flat in the middle with lots of meat still left on the sides.

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-29-2014, 08:17 AM
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try the bridgestone battleaxe its a road tire ,I run 39 psi cold on rear and 36 psi cold front on my trailwings and have had good luck with even wear ,at 16,000 miles they will be bald and ready to change out Not past the wear bars yet !

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Bridgestone Battleax is the name for their line of at least 13 street models. The Battleax T30 is their newest that will fit our bikes, and an excellent choice. The BT-023 was its predecessor, and another good choice if available.

The Michelin Pilot Road 4 is another top choice. Some of the Metzeler ME880 are very long wearing and close enough in size to fit.

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You may be a good candidate for running on the darkside.
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You may be a good candidate for running on the darkside.
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50,000 kms plus on my darkside tires... On my third one now.

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Check out the Pilot Road series for better tread life and longevity.
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Check out the Pilot Road series for better tread life and longevity.
I got less then 5k out of my PR3 however it was some some good ones!

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Check out the Pilot Road series for better tread life and longevity.

8500 miles on a rear Pilot Road/Trail 3. Proper pressure etc. $330+ for a set of these. 7800 miles on a rear Bridgestone BT 023. $220 a set. Front BT 023 feels better in turns than the Pilot Road 3's although they won't wear as long. Both good in rain.

While the Pilot Road series from Michelin is a quality tire, it is not anywhere near able to justify its premium cost just for mileage. I hope the Pilot road 4's are better.

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8500 miles on a rear Pilot Road/Trail 3. Proper pressure etc. $330+ for a set of these. 7800 miles on a rear Bridgestone BT 023. $220 a set. Front BT 023 feels better in turns than the Pilot Road 3's although they won't wear as long. Both good in rain.

While the Pilot Road series from Michelin is a quality tire, it is not anywhere near able to justify its premium cost just for mileage. I hope the Pilot road 4's are better.
Me too. I'm having one installed this week. $230 for the rear only.

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Check out the Pilot Road series for better tread life and longevity.
i get 11-12k out of rear PR3 trail and 25k out of PR3 front.
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