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Tyre review site

Postby ken » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:28 pm

This is worth repeating: Tyre reviews
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby bmrjack » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Thanks Ken. Saw that. Wishedn
You'd a added that to my thread
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby ken » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:42 pm

bmrjack wrote:Thanks Ken. Saw that. Wishedn
You'd a added that to my thread

I got it from your thread. Bob Lawrence posted it originally.
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby bmrjack » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:51 am

ken wrote:
bmrjack wrote:Thanks Ken. Saw that. Wishedn
You'd a added that to my thread

I got it from your thread. Bob Lawrence posted it originally.

There u go out tekking me again Ken. To my faulty memory Bob sent that to me by email which I don't think is a "post" & I wasn't prescient enough to do what u did so content would be more cohesive. Anyway
thanks, I think the review adds a nice flavor to the stew & might get some of the vast unwashed to start scratching their heads. And, thought you'd have your 911 there but didn't want to punk u out.
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby Rand Olson » Tue May 06, 2014 3:46 pm

I put a set of Anakee 3's on before I left for the east coast last August. They are still on my bike with over 12,500 miles on them. I don't know whether it's a fluke or not as this is the first set that I've run on but you can bet you money I'll purchase another set if and when these wear out!

By the way I've been in conversation with many of the RCB friends and some have said that they can drive their cars for less money than riding a motorcycle. I wanted to find out. Ever since I've owned both my bikes I've kept very good records on all the costs involved in my ownership on both of them. I've got a "06LT with about 72,000 miles on it and my GSA has 93,000 miles on it. I decided to add up the vast columns of numbers that I have on the GSA. I included gas, oil, repairs and any monies that I've put into it to keep it running. I'm the worst "tech" you could imagine so I have all my work done. I included tires, insurance and the amortization of the bike itself and with the GSA I took the total maintenance figures and divided it by the mileage on the bike at the time (about 3 or 4 weeks ago) and came up with 21.3 cents a mile. When I get a minute I'm going to do the same calculation with the LT and see what the operating cost for it is. I thought that was rather interesting as I can't run my Toyota 4 runner for that!
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby bmrjack » Tue May 06, 2014 5:30 pm

My eyes are crossing.
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby Roseville Rick » Tue May 06, 2014 5:51 pm

I'm not too sure about the total cost of ownership of the bike compared to a car but I have been keeping a close eye on tires for my FJR and this is what I came up with.

Rear Michelin PR2 (5359 miles) $188 ≈ $.035/mile
Front Michelin PR2 (4985 miles) $125 ≈ $0.025/mile
Rear Metzeler Z6 (3637 miles) $169 ≈ $0.046/mile
Front Conti Motion (5124 miles) $75 ≈$0.014/mile
Rear Conti Motion (4354 miles) $100 ≈ $0.023/mile
Rear Conti Motion (2300 miles) $100 ≈ $0.043/mile
Rear Pirelli Angel GT (9051 miles) $177 ≈ $0.019/mile

The Continentals are pretty sticky and a single compound.
The Metzler was terrible in mileage and feel.
The PR2's had weird cupping issues.
The big winner so far is the Pirelli.
I wouldn't mind trying a set of PR3 or 4's to compare as well.

Everyone's bike and riding style is different so YMMV.
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Re: Tyre review site - Cost

Postby Erivera » Wed May 07, 2014 8:47 am

Interesting review. I am also thinking of the Anakee for my next set.

Cost - 4 wheel vs 2 wheeled transpo - is an interesting topic, Rand.

In the business that I am in, people talk about cost frequently. I think it is important but I think what is more important is Value which is outcome/cost. If same drug has the same effect on the outcome with the same safety profile but one drug is cheaper, then the cheaper drug has better value. If driving a car and motorcycle gets you at the same place, even at the same cost of maintenance, if one provides a better feeling when you get to your destination, then whatever that mode of travel is has better value.

Wide smile everytime I am on 2 wheels (outcome) increases the value regardless of the cost - IMHO.

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Re: Tyre review site

Postby Gordon Olson » Thu May 08, 2014 8:38 am

EVERYONE: LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR -- ride your way to health and happiness!!

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Re: Tyre review site

Postby bmrjack » Fri May 09, 2014 7:40 am

Do Harley guys do this stuff?
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby Jadoca » Fri May 09, 2014 8:20 am

harleytechtalk.org Very active, lots of good info.
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby RocklinMike » Tue May 13, 2014 1:32 pm

OH BOY, A TIRE THREAD! COOL!
Great mileage Rand. I agree with Ernesto. It's about the JOY. That being said, I keep records of tire mileage on all brands. There was a time with the mighty K12RS I was happy with 5 to 6k on my tires and this includes all brands. I now ride the R1100S, have modified and improved my riding style and am getting much better wear from my rubber. Ran 2 sets of Shinko Raven 09's on the back and Michelin PR 2's on the front. Got 10k on the PR 2 and darned near the same on the Raven rear. (Last set) Because I ride alot with RRRIIICCCKKKYY and Rocket Ray I am always wringing my bike's neck to adjust to the HP variance I was quite happy with the ending mileage. But....throw in a SS1000, Salem MOA Rally, and I guess we'll see. If I only get 5k or less out of the Conti Motions, I will go back to my previous pairing. After the Trinity recon weekend and 2,500 miles on the Conti's I am not encouraged by the wear so far even factoring in the smokin' price. Did the math. Your mileage may vary!
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Re: Tyre review site

Postby quack » Wed May 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Be sure to check the date on your tires when you order from Jake Wilson. I got one tire from dot 2610 sent it back and they sent me another one dot 2510. If you don't know what the numbers mean it's the week and year the tires were made. They even looked old. Both were older than my bike. I sent the second tire back along with it's mate.
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