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    Quote Originally Posted by j_bichsel View Post
    My 2013 GTL came with Metzler Z8's last June. I replaced them in October at 3,870 miles due to uneven wear, scalloping.

    Put on Michelin PR3's with B spec rear. So far only 1,100 miles but a much better feeling set of tires. More responsive, smoother ride.
    Why P3s and not 4s?
    Own: '13 K1600GT & '95 K75
    Owned: R1200GSA, GS & K1300GT

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    Probably because the P4s didn't come out until a couple of months ago....
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    I have gone through 3 sets of tires, the factory Mez Z8 and then switched to the Michelin PR3 B spec and the lasted much better but still only maxed out at 13,000km which would be about 8000 miles

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    check out k1600 forum too for more feedback, but most folks run P3's or Roadsmart 2's; the latter is my choice but I haven't tried, nor felt the need to, the Pilots; if you do, P4's might be better if you do more 2up riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch2ous View Post
    Why P3s and not 4s?
    Because the PR4's were not released when I bought the PR3's
    Jerry, Monument, CO, USA; 2013 K1600GTL, Mineral Silver
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    K1600 GTL Tires

    I'm nursing my Metzlers through 6K. Up'ed tire pressure to 50/50 and seems to help with the cupping. I used to get 12K+ on my much heavier K-LT on Metzlers ME 880. I don't ride hard Going to the PR-4's as soon as they come in.

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    Watch those metzlers close, mine went from perfect looking to showing cords in less than 75 miles. (3874 miles total)

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    K1600 Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by ashley12 View Post
    any opinions on tire replacement for street riding. bike came with bridgestones and need to be replaced at 12,000 miles
    You did great! I have been using Michelin Pilot Road 3 and Metzler tires on my GTL and while they are great performance tires, I've been getting only 5,000 miles. How did the Bridgestone perform?

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    After 5k miles the Stones that came on my GTL were shot so I went to PR3s the first set went 12k miles the next set went 9k miles. I was going to get a set of PR4GTs but they were on back order so I put a set of Perilli Angel GTs. I've only put 1500 miles on them but so far they are by far the quietest ,softest and best handling tires I've ever had on a bike. Time will tell as to wear.
    Tom

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