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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 2008, 2:37 pm
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compound tyre

Continental road attack, best tyre I have had since I started riding in 1954 (serious) I leave everyone at the lights, and outcorner everything except Dukes with a good rider on board. Compound tyre that wears out fast in the twisties and the side walls feel like adhesive when they are hot, but the centre has taken me 19000k (talking up right riding here) when going from Hobart to Cooktown and back, though the tyre was really knackered. (rear tyre) Front tyre usually gives me about 14000k. Stable and confidence giving in the wet. Tyre pressure is crucial, as with any tyre. Spent two months training as a pursuit rider, and a lot of times pursuing, and I say they are great!
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2008, 4:28 pm
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Conti Road Attacks

Conti Road Attacks are the best. I've tried Z6, BT020, and Pilot Roads. While I don't get much more than 8,000 miles on the rear, they do handle well. I highly recommend constantly checking the pressure. The tire should last longer if you do.

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Michelin Pilot Road2 7,500 Miles

90% 2 up loaded for touring.

Excellent tyres in wet and dry.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2008, 12:13 pm
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Average 11,000 miles on Metzler Z6s on my K12GT - mostly freeway miles at 80 mph. Having said that I have 14,000 on my front tire now, but it's as square as a car tire

I put a Michelin Pilot 2 on the rear (dual compound) 4,000 miles ago and it seems to be resisting the squaring off problem better so far.

I get much less miles from the tires on my K12S (around 9,000), but I do a lot more "fun" roads on that bike.

Looking at the low milage most other folks here are getting I must be riding like a granny

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Taking bike off of road for season...front is gone at 9000 miles rear is about 2\32 from TWI tire is at 11500 miles met z6....a lot of dry road this season compaired to last...But one thing I can say is riding so long on those tires makes it a bull with that many miles....seeing gas is going down I think Ill change out sooner...nothing like new sneakers...75% freeway 80mph +++++++
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I got 6K out of the rear BT020 on my 2008 GT. The front was badly cupped at 6K. Just replaced them with Z6 Interacts.

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Average 11,000 miles on Metzler Z6s on my K12GT - mostly freeway miles at 80 mph. Having said that I have 14,000 on my front tire now, but it's as square as a car tire

I put a Michelin Pilot 2 on the rear (dual compound) 4,000 miles ago and it seems to be resisting the squaring off problem better so far.

I get much less miles from the tires on my K12S (around 9,000), but I do a lot more "fun" roads on that bike.

Looking at the low milage most other folks here are getting I must be riding like a granny
Wow how time flies.. Z6 ...Put new front on at 71000 to start this season and now at 84000 tire is gone...the rear I put on at around 7200 and it is still good..a little flat on the crown ...So I got around an average of 12000 miles this time...a lot of wet weather and cooler temps played a big part this year.....but got to call max to see if they are stocking the Interact yet...still have a month of riding left...I hope!
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On my 2002 K1200 RS I would get about 12000 from my Metzlers. I currently have about 7500 on my 2007 K1200 GT. The front tire will probably not make it another 2500 and the rear will probably make it to 12000.
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Give this a read

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