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post #1 of 67 Old 03-13-2019, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Need a new set of tires

I'm looking at tires that grip to keep up with the crotch rockets, but could also last as much or longer than my trusty Battlewings.

So far i've seen Pirelli Angel GTs and Michelin Anakee 3, on sale at 35$ more than my current T31s

What say you, troopers? Do the GT last that long? Is the A3 really bad? Or is it the opposite?

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I'm an A3 fanboy

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Have you had good mileage on them? How's the real life grip situation? hehe

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I positively love the Angel GT's on my ST 1300, and they lasted me around 12-13k miles. The feel planted, I can lean the bike over as far as I want, and the grip is great in the wet. But I am not riding it like you must - and I don't usually try to keep up with anyone else - especially not crotch rockets. Tire mileage is very much a function of how you corner and how fast you accelerate and brake. Remember the old advertisement about such and such a car owned by a little old lady who only drove it to and from church on Sunday? Bet she NEVER had to change her tires.
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I like the handling from the Michelin PR4 Trails. Going to try a Road 5 Trail on the rear with the PR4 front. Closing in on 10,000 miles on the rear PR4.

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Can also reco the Pirelli Angel GTs, although my mileage experience was more like 6000 R - 7500 F. Lots of great praise about the Mich PR4s, but I have no direct experience with them.
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I'm looking at tires that grip to keep up with the crotch rockets, but could also last as much or longer than my trusty Battlewings.

And good in mud and rain and will get you to Alaska and back?

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Thanks guys I wasn't considering the PR4 and R5T because of the added 100$ value per set.
I'm fully aware that i'm hard on tires, so getting 8000 miles would be awesome. i heard good things of the Angel GT but wasn't sure if it was an urban legend like the K60s or if it was real.


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And good in mud and rain and will get you to Alaska and back?
Laughs.

Wouldn't it be nice though!

Cheap, durable performance tires?

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I'm looking at tires that grip to keep up with the crotch rockets, but could also last as much or longer than my trusty Battlewings.

So far i've seen Pirelli Angel GTs and Michelin Anakee 3, on sale at 35$ more than my current T31s

What say you, troopers? Do the GT last that long? Is the A3 really bad? Or is it the opposite?
Who's dissing my A3? I will never run another tire on my strom.

Out of my last five Anakee rears, I've gotten:

17,037mi
18,173mi
15,824mi - then dismounted and given to a friend who put it on his bike and took it from Philly all the way to Baja
8,557mi before a bad flat - currently in my basement and may repair it
20,156mi

Current has over 16k and I don't expect to replace it for another couple of months.

Ride quality can suffer near the end, but I've never actually ridden one completely bald.

Grip has been fine in all weather. I don't ride off-road.
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Who's dissing my A3? I will never run another tire on my strom.

Out of my last five Anakee rears, I've gotten:

17,037mi
18,173mi
15,824mi - then dismounted and given to a friend who put it on his bike and took it from Philly all the way to Baja
8,557mi before a bad flat - currently in my basement and may repair it
20,156mi

Current has over 16k and I don't expect to replace it for another couple of months.

Ride quality can suffer near the end, but I've never actually ridden one completely bald.

Grip has been fine in all weather. I don't ride off-road.
You sir, just made my choice, a harder one.

Is it true that the A3 is a little softer and more vulnerable to puncture?

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