Michelin PR4 GT's... stink - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By casbar
  • 1 Post By wichitagreg
  • 1 Post By meese
  • 1 Post By Electrical
  • 1 Post By donnaiwanna
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old Aug 5th, 2019, 11:56 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 8
Michelin PR4 GT's... stink

Where does all the hype for these tires come from? 4,500 miles and I'm at the rear wear bars. Very squirmy when leaned over; I can feel it wanting to kick out under throttle. Traction from a launch is iffy; traction control kicks in hard. This is actually the worst tire I've ever had.

When brand new they were in fact pretty darn good. And grippy. And confident. But put a couple thousand miles on 'em and fuggedaboutit.
Electrical is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old Aug 6th, 2019, 6:26 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 259
Re: Michelin PR4 GT's... stink

I normally get to around 6k before they are cuping, but never managed to get to the wear bars in that mileage, normally have a bout 2 mm left, but I always change before the wear indicators, motorcycle tyres are not that expensive compared to car tyres so i would rather have good rubber than hang out for longevity. So think you are the exception, maybe a bad set!
Geoff c likes this.
casbar is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old Aug 6th, 2019, 7:33 am
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 71
Re: Michelin PR4 GT's... stink

Air Pressure?It seems most folks with success run higher pressures, much higher on the front.
Geoff c likes this.
wichitagreg is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old Aug 6th, 2019, 11:45 am
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,479
Garage
Re: Michelin PR4 GT's... stink

There is a solution for your problems...

If that's not your speed, you can go to K1600forum.com and check the BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels forum, or just search for "tires" to get lots of info.
Geoff c likes this.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old Aug 6th, 2019, 7:25 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 8
Re: Michelin PR4 GT's... stink

That's the story of my life... the odd man out with a bad set I'd guess the tires are fine; I'll admit to being what might be unusually hard on them with LOTS of throttle and braking. That probably got me the low mileage... but the OEM Bridgestone BT-022's and Angel GT's did better under the same conditions. Better as in +1,000 more miles to the wear bars and no squirminess up to the very end. Pressure has been kept around 41-42 psi... according to my hand held gauge; my on-bike TPMS seems to consistently read a couple psi low. And darksiding? Oh my. A long time curiosity of mine but I just don't have it in me to go there; this resistance to darksiding might be simultaneously logical and illogical. No?
Geoff c likes this.
Electrical is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old Oct 8th, 2019, 8:24 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wallingford, CT, USA
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Electrical View Post
Where does all the hype for these tires come from? 4,500 miles and I'm at the rear wear bars. Very squirmy when leaned over; I can feel it wanting to kick out under throttle. Traction from a launch is iffy; traction control kicks in hard. This is actually the worst tire I've ever had.

When brand new they were in fact pretty
darn good. And grippy. And confident. But put a couple thousand miles on 'em and fuggedaboutit.
I recently replaced my Bridgestones with the Michelin PR4 on my 2018 GTL. I have about 2000 miles on them and I would not make that purchase again. Squirmish is not you want to say or feel when describing tires on any bike, let alone a big bike. My goal is to burn these tires up as quickly as possible without killing myself. I always ran Metzelers on my LT's and LOVED them. I need to return to my test driven love instead of seeking the latest and greatest. Sorry Michelin you suck on my big bike
Geoff c likes this.
donnaiwanna is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome