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PR2 front with BT020 rear?

I had to replace my rear tire about 2K miles back due to a nail. It's got some life left in it. My front, on the other hand, is ready to go. I've settled on the Michelin Pilot Road 2 as my next tire.

Conventional wisdom says you should be running the same tire on the front and the rear. But while I'm not a cheapskate (is anyone who owns a BMW?), I also don't really want to give up a few thousand miles on a good tire, and don't want to put another BT020 on the front. Also I'm taking off on a 5K+ trip in a few weeks, which will probably burn through another set of tires.

I seem to go through rear tires about 1.5x as fast as front ones. What's up with that?

So I'm thinking I should get the PR2 for the front, and doing the first 2K or so of the trip on the BT020 rear, then getting the PR2 rear along the way. The bike's going to be fully loaded so it's not like I'm going to a track day.

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Conventional wisdom says you should be running the same tire on the front and the rear. But while I'm not a cheapskate (is anyone who owns a BMW?),Any suggestions?
I never mix, but that's just me.

As far as BMW not being cheapskates, how long have you been around BMW riders?
Most of the ones I know will drive 200 miles to save dime on a jar of peanut butter!
Only ones cheaper are Guzzi riders!
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Most of the ones I know will drive 200 miles to save dime on a jar of peanut butter!
That's just an excuse to ride. ...I'm riding 5500 miles and camping/hoteling over 10 days to save the cost of an airline ticket...
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That's just an excuse to ride. ...I'm riding 5500 miles and camping/hoteling over 10 days to save the cost of an airline ticket...
I would drive 200 miles out of my way to pay more, but not the people I am talking about!
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I'm currently running a Roadsmart front and BT021 rear with no issues. When you pick up a nail in the middle of nowhere, you take whatever fits the bike.

I also get 1.5-2 times the life on front tires as rear. Too much throttle keeps the front end light and reduces wear

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I never mix, but that's just me.

As far as BMW not being cheapskates, how long have you been around BMW riders?
Most of the ones I know will drive 200 miles to save dime on a jar of peanut butter!
Only ones cheaper are Guzzi riders!


NO, don't tell me that. I came off a Vstrom and moved to a GT, to get away from those guys. most of those guys squeak louder then the clutch basket that everyone is talking about, can't say I know very many beemers though, I am the only one in my neighbourhood that rides one, as far as I can see. Come to think about it there isn't to much stuff you could realy add on the GT, [ not like the wings or harleys] MAYBEY YOU GOT SOMRTHING THERE [ auh ]
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Come to think about it there isn't to much stuff you could realy add on the GT
Wanna bet?


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Ken ,you want stuff, this is what I am talking about
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