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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2017, 4:17 pm Thread Starter
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2006 K1200GT best tires? worst tires?

Currently running PR4s @ 3-4K miles and today the bike at low speed feels like wobble wobble - doesn't want to go straight
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2017, 5:51 pm
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Cool tires

so I am guessing you will try something different.
My stock back will mabe go another 1k .
is yours 180/55-17?
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Hmmmm...I've heard very few complaints about PR4's on the KGT's. Could this be a problem with worn ball joints? What's your milage?
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I've been running PR4GT's for the past 3 sets and typically get between 10-12K out of the rear and the front could go a little longer, but I always change them out together...

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I've got 51K on my GT. The front and rear shock(s) aren't in pristine condition in my limited experience. I think my front ball joints are still in nominal shape, but I do have warbled front tire wear. I attribute that to the shocks (leaking a bit).

Pirellis front and rear. Something Dragon on the rear fwiw. Until I change out the shocks, if I change tires they'll be something cheap like Shinkos. Otherwise, the front IMO causes a little wandering under 5-10 mph.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 2017, 4:39 am
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Worst tires?

The meatball who owned my bike must of been into to saving money, or he was an idiot. I'll go with idiot.

The tires, front anyway is wearing like crap because this knothead put BELTED tires on this thing. What an A-hole.

The ride leaves a lot to be desired as well.

The tires are supposed to be radials. Ghod what a moron.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 2017, 1:05 pm
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Not likely its your tires. Check the suspension for wear.

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