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Highest Mileage Tire for the FJR. What say ye???

Planning several long trips on my 2012 FJR this spring. Looking for the highest mileage tires. I'm willing to give up a little handling to get a higher mileage tire. Currently running Pilot 4 tires and got 8K miles out of them. What tires have you used and how many miles did you get out of them? Continental advertises a high mileage tire for The FJR. Anyone tried The Continental tires? Results? Thanks y'all.
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How many miles are you talking? Do you not want to change during the ride? If you're really concerned about milage and say you are willing to give up a little handling, then consider a car tire on the rear. Search for Darkside threads. A lot of info on those threads.
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I've been spoiled. . . . . .

My previous mount was a 2001 V-Max. Hard rubber was fine on that bike b/c V-Max bikes handle so bad anyway. I was getting 16K out of my front tire and 12K out of my rear tire. For my FJR, I'd like to find a 10 - 12K mile tire. May not exist. That's why I'm asking the experts (The FJR Forum).
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I just replaced my Michelin PR4GT's at 9800 miles with another set of same. The front was worn out but the rear still had some miles on it. I replace tires as a set.
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Car tire, definitely. I got 28,xxx miles from my first one, I shredded the second one, currently on my 3rd. Up front I use a Pilot POWER 2CT, generally get about 10K miles from it.
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PR4 or PR4 (same) is the longest life tire on FJR that I have experience with. There was another thread here where one claimed spectacular life from a Continental something-3.

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PR4 or PR4 (same) is the longest life tire on FJR that I have experience with. There was another thread here where one claimed spectacular life from a Continental something-3.
That was my thread...yes, about 13K from the Continental Road Attack 3's. But there are so many variables affecting tire life: weight, riding style, temperature, tire pressures, road surface, etc. That's while I detailed my stats at the beginning of my tire thread.


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How heavy are you rolling?

You could be looking at whole different spectrum of tire.

I enjoy my sticky tires but the tire I never seen comeback when working in the shops was the Metzlers.

Once again like many people have posted you need to look at weight, rid"er" Style, What your temps are going to b,e what your speeds are going to be, and are you planning on leaning, soft pack KOA, asphalt all the way, Nasty city roads, overly looked roads, concrete, wet roads dry roads mountains.

The bridges New Orleans will jack up a tire not to mention down in Florida crossing back and forth on them big metal bastards!

Get what makes you happy don't worry about the fuel millage think about the twist smiles!
Take a tire pressure gauge and check pressure daily and account for temp weight altitude humidity how the bike feels If it feels soft add a little to firm ... you get the point!
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Michelin PR2's are a harder compound, will outlast a PR4. Dunlops usually known to be harder as well, try RS3's. These two will grip quite well in the warm and dry, less so in the cold and wet.

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Car tire, definitely. I got 28,xxx miles from my first one, I shredded the second one, currently on my 3rd. Up front I use a Pilot POWER 2CT, generally get about 10K miles from it.
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Michelin PR2's are a harder compound, will outlast a PR4. Dunlops usually known to be harder as well, try RS3's. These two will grip quite well in the warm and dry, less so in the cold and wet.
And there you have it Yamaha4ever, you've gotten a definitive answer in just a couple replies. Now do, and go on your ride with confidence, grasshopper.

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