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This is my rear PR4 gt after 3k miles…. Anyone know from experience of this has at least a couple K left in it? This trip I’m taking is gonna be roughly 2300 miles. In a pinch i could stop in a shop and pay a premium to get a new rear mid trip, but I’d hate to do that.
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Avoid burnouts, you'll be fine.
 

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Find a road with a lot of corners? :D

Looks fine from here. What is the tread depth now compared to new?
 

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Find a road with a lot of corners? :D

Looks fine from here. What is the tread depth now compared to new?
Ohh yeah the entire trip is in the mountains.. like the whole length of the blue ridge parkway🤘🏼. Haven’t checked depth yet
 

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It totally depends on how you ride. PR4s and Road5s last me about 2500 miles. Same tires go over 10,000 for many.
 

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It totally depends on how you ride. PR4s and Road5s last me about 2500 miles. Same tires go over 10,000 for many.
I ride pretty aggressive. You must ride like your arse is on fire😆
 

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I ride pretty aggressive. You must ride like your arse is on fire😆
I do ride a brisk pace, but I think it also tells about all the Ozark chip seal pavement I'm on that chews tires quickly. I get the same fast tire wear in the Smokies and California chip seal too though.

My track tires get between 200 and 400 miles before they're cooked. :)

Back to your original question... I think they look like they'd make it considering how they look now. We just always notice the second 'half' of the tire life goes a lot quicker than the first.

I hope it's a great trip!
 
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Not a big fan of the PR4GT but I've burned up 2 rears: 6,000 and 7,500 miles. I only got 7,000 miles out of the one front I've run.

I weigh about 230lbs plus riding gear (ATGATT) and ride fairly aggressively. Keep your tire pressures at 42psi front and rear and avoid Sport mode and I think you'll be fine.

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Not a big fan of the PR4GT but I've burned up 2 rears: 6,000 and 7,500 miles. I only got 7,000 miles out of the one front I've run.

I weigh about 230lbs plus riding gear (ATGATT) and ride fairly aggressively. Keep your tire pressures at 42psi front and rear and avoid Sport mode and I think you'll be fine.

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If i can’t be in Sport mode, I don’t want to live…
 

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If i can’t be in Sport mode, I don’t want to live…
You all with your fancy-schmancy "Modes..." 🤣

I got one "Mode," and I llike it!!
 

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Sport mode is the only mode, lol. Keep your regular pressures, even up to 44 you'll be fine.
When the steel cords start to show you got another 150 miles, 200 if you wrap it with two wraps of duct tape, lol.
 
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Sport mode is the only mode, lol. Keep your regular pressures, even up to 44 you'll be fine.
When the steel cords start to show you got another 150 miles, 200 if you wrap it with two wraps of duct tape, lol.
Lol i can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve taken wheels in with cords showing on the rear. I usually hear jokes like “ you think you got your money’s worth?!”😆. I draw the line at duct tape lol
 

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Rear tire from my Super Tenere. Was still holding 44psi. No smoky burnout was involved, just "normal" wear and tear. Definitely got my money's worth.

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Rear tire from my Super Tenere. Was still holding 44psi. No smoky burnout was involved, just "normal" wear and tear. Definitely got my money's worth.

Haynes

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Don’t go muddin with that one! Lol. The Tenere…that’s a bike i could see myself owning at some point. How does it rail on the tarmac?
 

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Don’t go muddin with that one! Lol. The Tenere…that’s a bike i could see myself owning at some point. How does it rail on the tarmac?
The Super Tenere handles very well on asphalt even with 50/50 tires like the Heidenau K60 I generally run. Not overly powerful but also less likely to get you into trouble. I have said this before: I am quicker on the Super Tenere but faster on the FJR. The Super Tenere has been my favourite motorcycle - ever. (Sorry for the blasphemy on a FJR Forum!)

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PS: The Super Tenere also has a Sport mode. 🤪
 
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Me personally would replace that tire before the trip. Last thing I want to ruin my trip is a poorly performing tire or a tire I got to worry about blowing on my last couple of hundred miles.

I don't cheap out on tires or brakes. I've never run a tire much past the wear bars, forget about cord showing. That's just stupid. But hey that's just my opinion. Your bike, your choice.
 
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Sport mode is the only mode, lol. Keep your regular pressures, even up to 44 you'll be fine.
When the steel cords start to show you got another 150 miles, 200 if you wrap it with two wraps of duct tape, lol.
I actually rode 130 miles on one after the steel started showing. It had worn through the steel and starting to bulge in one spot when I got home. I had thought I'd get as close as I could then call Motow to take me the rest of the way, but I made it.

I'd gone to one of Liquidsliver's rides in Arkansas and had 4000 miles on the tires when I got there and they had 4/32" above the wear bars. I figured half the tire had made 4000 miles, and I'd do less than 1000 that weekend. No sweat. Right? Arkansas roads and a much more spirited pace chewed it right off. LOL

I've put 12000 on a set touring and 4000 on a set riding around Arkansas. I depends on how and where you're riding it. I'd probably leave on a 2500-mile trip on the one in the OP, though.

Atlriderr, if you use that tire send us a photo of it when you get back.
 
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