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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 2008, 6:39 pm Thread Starter
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Pilot Road 2 'B' - front too?

Looking at the PR2 fitment guide (fitment2008.pdf) the BMW K 1200 GT 2003–2008 entry has 2 lines:

First line:
Front: 120/70 ZR 17 (58 W) TL Pilot Road 2
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17 (73 W) TL Pilot Road 2 B
Second line:
Front: 120/70 ZR 17 (58 W) TL Pilot Road B
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17 (73 W) TL Pilot Road K
I believe this means that the common case is to get the regular PR2 on the front, and only get the 'B' load rating on the rear. And there's an option to get the 'B' rated tire on the front with a Pilot Road (not 2) tire on the rear. Hmm. But I don't see a 'B' rated 120/70 sized front anywhere else.

Maybe I'm overthinking this. Anyone have these tires able to confirm the load rating for the FRONT tire?
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Oh, duh
I just noticed there's no '2' on the front tire for the 2nd line. So the 2nd line is simply the "Pilot Road" fitment.
Nevermind...
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Maybe I'm overthinking this. Anyone have these tires able to confirm the load rating for the FRONT tire?
Bob,
The fronts bees B.
I have several sets sit'n around, never can tell when we might go to war with France or Spain in this case!
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My Z6's have the B rating front and rear it this helps you any.
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Just following up - the "standard" 120/70 ZR 17 Pilot Road 2 does have "Load Rating B" imprint on the sidewall. I didn't get the rear yet, that's scheduled to be done next week 2500 miles from here at Mischler's BMW (and HD) in Beaver Dam, WI so I can't compare, but the folks at Mischler's knew exactly what I was talking about re: the "special" PR2B for the K1200GT rear.
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