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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Best tires????

I'm looking for a concensus on what the best tires are for the FJR's.
I tend to prefer performance over longetivity....but I put on some miles too so I'm not looking for a track tire.
As with most I expect I'm looking for the best of both worlds.
What are your experiences?
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There are soo many threads around, use your search function.

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My 2014 "A" has a bit over 6k on it and after a very rocky start of 3 clutchs the dealer got it fixed up and it shifts so smooth I have to be careful not to bump the shifter,,, great bike ! As I said I'm a little over 6k on it and the OE tires have cupped so bad it has a vibration pulling up to a light, tread depth wise I can see another 10k in the tires but from a cupping point it's probably only going to go another 1-3k and I'll have to change them. I've always been a Bridgstone's (Spitfires) fan on my old bikes and typically get 15-20k out of them but these will never see that in my opinion. Is there a consesus on a tire that will not cup as easily and give good life ? I realize that the right wrist has a bit to do with tire life on this hotrod but the plan is to do the 4 corners of the lower 48 next year after I retire and don't wanna have to replace tires doing so. This bike does everything so easily and effortlessly it makes you just want to ride. My thoughts on new tires were Michelins because they tend to wear longer but I've never had a set on a bike before..... Thoughts ? Opinions ??
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Consensus. Now that there is funny, real [email protected] funny. When you get the tire thing sorted out how about delving into oil and filters.
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Yep. That right there. Virtually any new tire is better than the worn out tires you replaced.

For sure, use the search function. Or try a tire in the price range you're looking for and see how it goes. What I like you may hate. I personally do not like the tire recommended most here. But to find out I had to try a set.
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I didn't get 15-20k out of the tires on my Goldwing....


The OEM Tires on my '14 (BT-23s) were to the wear bars at 3700 miles.


Currently, I have Bridgestone BT-30s on it. I am at 6800 on those, and NOT to the wear bars yet.


Are they sport bike sticky? Nope......but I have to be pushing pretty hard to get them to slide on dry pavement.
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I'm looking for a concensus on what the best tires are for the FJR's.
I tend to prefer performance over longetivity....but I put on some miles too so I'm not looking for a track tire.
As with most I expect I'm looking for the best of both worlds.
What are your experiences?
Thanks all!
Michelin PR4 GT or Pirelli Angel GT A-spec. Both better than the stock tires, IMO. Can't go wrong with either.
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Michelin PR4 GT or Pirelli Angel GT A-spec. Both better than the stock tires, IMO. Can't go wrong with either.
Well, actually, just about anything is better than the stock tires.

I'm a fan of the Bridgestone T30s and did not like the one set of PR4s that I tried. Different riders, riding styles, roads, etc.

I like Dunlop RoadSmarts on my ZRX -- haven't tried them on the FJR.
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