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I usually ride my 2008 R1200RT with top and side cases full as well as a BMW Luggage Roll 2 on long trips and have been changing out my Pilot Road 3 tires at 6,000 miles for the rear and 7,500 for the front.
I been reading where others riding with PR3s are getting up to 10,000 miles on a set of tires.

I pose the question here: How many miles are you getting on Pilot Road 3 tires before you replace? :bmw:
 

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Your mileage seems low to me. Are the tire pressures set for two up or single. I use two up when fully loaded. I just put a set of PR3's on my 2010 RT, so can't give you mileage, but I got close to 10K on the PR2's I had on them when the rear got a flat and I replaced both. The front was severely cupped but was good for another 1+K miles. So was the rear with no issues at all.

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I have about 6000 miles on my PR3's that are on my K1600GTL & they still look new. I should be able to get another 5000 to 6000 miles out of them. Ericsuz from this sight has been getting about the same mileage as mine on his R1200RT.
 

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06 RT riding 2 up most of the time and pulling a Unigo trailer. Last year we got almost 10,000 miles on the PR3's before I changed them out this year for a new set. The Unigo was used for about half the miles. Last year I tried to get a "B" rear tire but the dealer couldn't find any at the time but this year he had them in stock and he put one on. "B” version, specifically designed for loaded sport touring or riding two-up. By the way I talked to the Michelin guru's at the BMW Rally in Sedalia last week and they told me I could go ahead at put the rear pressure up to 45 lbs with no adverse effect on the handling or the tire. When we got home I went ahead and bumped it up to 44 lbs.
 

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westcott360 said:
I usually ride my 2008 R1200RT with top and side cases full as well as a BMW Luggage Roll 2 on long trips and have been changing out my Pilot Road 3 tires at 6,000 miles for the rear and 7,500 for the front.
I been reading where others riding with PR3s are getting up to 10,000 miles on a set of tires.

I pose the question here: How many miles are you getting on Pilot Road 3 tires before you replace? :bmw:
Like you, most of my miles are ridden with a full load while touring, usually at fairly high speed. I have P3s now but my last two sets were P2s. I always change both the front and rear at the same time and that is usually about 7,000 miles. I expect the P3s to be about the same and have no idea how others who claim 10,000 miles or more accomplish that feat. I am anal about proper inflation and my ESA settings but cannot imagine getting 10,000 miles or more given my riding style and conditions.
 

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I've just changed mine at 6,000miles, changed the front at the same time as there wasn't that much left so might as well do both at the same time.
Of that 6,000miles, 1,500miles was a little trip to Germany, Poland and Czech solo with luggage, the rest was solo with luggage rarely. I must admit I can be a little heavy on the throttle and brakes ;)
 

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Dunno about the mileage yet, but I just put on a set of PR3's @ 6K miles, and the RT is an entirely different bike. Much more confident at both high and low speeds, rain, rough roads, and those gawdawful 'road snakes' (crack & chip filler). The thing I notice most is the smooth, quiet ride, like butter. Even the wife noticed the difference. I run them at 37.5 & 41 warm. I couldn't possibly be happier... now we'll see if they can go 10K miles....

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Just got back from the rally in Sedalia, MO and will need to replace my Pilot Road 3's that now have 15,175 miles on them.

Excellent overall tire in my and other riding buddies experience :)

Ordered another replacement pair from: www.twobrotherstires.com on Monday and they arrived today - No affiliation, Great Prices & Customer Service - just a Happy repeat customer :dance:

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I have 7,000kms (approx 4,500 miles) on my PR3s and must say they are are wearing extremely well, easily looking at another 5,000kms on both tyres. All in all the Michelin PR3 experience has been exemplary. My 2010 RT came with Metzler Z6 tyres that were well past their best at 8,000kms (5,000 miles).

Tyres are by far and away the cheapest insurance you can have on a motorcycle.

On another note, has anyone experienced the Dunlop Roadsmart2 tyre?

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1LIFE2LIVE said:
Just got back from the rally in Sedalia, MO and will need to replace my Pilot Road 3's that now have 15,175 miles on them.

Excellent overall tire in my and other riding buddies experience :)

Ordered another replacement pair from: www.twobrotherstires.com on Monday and they arrived today - No affiliation, Great Prices & Customer Service - just a Happy repeat customer :dance:

08RT
53,000 miles of :D

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God bless you. If you can tell me how to get 15,000 miles out of ANY tire please do.
 

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I may be on the low side as well. Currently have 6500 on mine with the B rear. Tread looks good but the centers are getting flat and have some cupping. The tires whine in high speed sweepers but I have not noticed any loss in traction on the mountain twisties. If I feel that the tires are slipping due to cupping then I will switch them regardless of how much tread is left. I run 40/42, mostly one up (but am bit larger than most), would consider my riding as spirited.
 

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Moot said:
God bless you. If you can tell me how to get 15,000 miles out of ANY tire please do.
Not sure if this will help but have Always ran 40psi up front and 42psi for the rear. I ride the majority of the time 1 up (85%) and keep the pressures the same regardless. ZERO cupping.

FWIW, my BMW riding buddies (all RT's = 1150 & 1200's) & I all ride "aggressive"... The roads here in the mid-west maybe more favorable for longevity? Having said that we've road out to the rallies in Redmond, OR & east in Pennsylvania these last couple years (our country is Incredibly Beautiful to explore, especially if take the time & you choose the "scenic roads")...

Try the higher pressures, might just be the ticket?!

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R12RT
PR3 7k rear 5k Front, 42/37.
PR2 8k F&R cupping front from 5k on
Conti Attack, 5k rear 6k front (still going, not much left tho) good wear no cupping
Z8's TBC...
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I just replaced my PR3s on the way to the MOA Rally at BMW of Tulsa. 10,340 miles.

Still had miles to go but I knew I could get them on in a hurry in Tulsa and didn't want to try to milk the last mile. I'm pretty anal about my tires.
 

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I use an Avon on the rear and tried a Pilot Road 3 on the front.
Used 46 P.s.i cold in the front with accurate gauge.
Front is shot at 3k miles.
Tread depth is good but as I have found with all tires except the me-880 front, the carcass
distorts especially on the L.H. side of the tire.
Looking down on the tire profile and it's all wavy and distorted..
I travel at higher speeds and have yet to find a tire that holds up on the front.
The me 880's are just too scary on the front to use..
Still can't find a front tire.
 

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superd said:
I use an Avon on the rear and tried a Pilot Road 3 on the front.
Used 46 P.s.i cold in the front with accurate gauge.
Front is shot at 3k miles.
Tread depth is good but as I have found with all tires except the me-880 front, the carcass
distorts especially on the L.H. side of the tire.
Looking down on the tire profile and it's all wavy and distorted..
I travel at higher speeds and have yet to find a tire that holds up on the front.
The me 880's are just too scary on the front to use..
Still can't find a front tire.
I do believe 46 psi is a bit high...
 

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If you're looking for 10K + on a set of tires, I've had great luck with Metzler Z-8 that came on my R1200R. The front went 12,700 miles, the back was replaced at 3K when I had two nails in 5 days. Swapped that one out too at 12,700 and I could have stretched it a little further had I not been leaving for extended touring
 
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