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R1200RT Tires

Postby kirkster1520 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:05 pm

Hello all. My 2011 R1200RT is about in need of new tires. First set since I bought the bike. I was wondering if anyone has tried other brands besides the factory OEM tires that come on the bike. I would like to find out if there are better, less expensive or better performing tires out there that people like on their RT. I don't really have a problem with the tires it came with, I just want to weight my options if there are other brands that people recommend.

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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby Bicyclist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:05 pm

I've gone through several sets of Michelin PR3s. I really like these tires. They're dual compound, with sticky shoulders and a harder section in the middle, so they stick and wear well. And they're excellent in the rain.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby stevebmw » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:33 pm

I would recommend the Michelin Pilot Road 3s, as George says. I've never used them myself -- I ride a GS and use dual-sport tires -- but our customers rave about the PR3s. Excellent handling and good wear. Talk to Pat or Seth in our parts department or Stuart in service; I think they'll all tell you the same.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby Georgeinva » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:08 pm

I would agree with George and Steve (you know Steve you can get PR3s in your size) the PR3 is a very good tire. The only complaint I have heard of is a bit more vibration than PR2 or MEZ6.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby bdimon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:20 pm

Plus one for the Michelin Pilot Road 3. I'm a big Michelin fan. I got 12,000 miles from my set and the tread was only down to 3/32 inch.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby kirkster1520 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:19 am

Thanks everyone for the input. After reading the replies, I went and read some online reviews. They look like great tires. I will be getting some soon.

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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby Unity » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:48 am

Excellent choice.

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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby BMWGirl » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:03 am

I LOVE my PR3's - I'm averaging between 12K-13K+ on a set. I usually order them from 2Brothers Tires out of Atlanta (I think) they get here in a day or 2. Great prices!

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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby Wild Pig » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:24 am

Add me to the PR3 list. I've been very happy with them.

Last time I bought a set, Revzilla had the best price.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby kirkster1520 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:53 am

Thanks again everyone. I just checked online and Revzilla is the cheapest for tires I could find. I will give Morton's a shot at matching them first though. I guess I'll give Stuart a call.

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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby stevebmw » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:11 pm

kirkster1520 wrote:Thanks again everyone. I just checked online and Revzilla is the cheapest for tires I could find. I will give Morton's a shot at matching them first though. I guess I'll give Stuart a call.

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Actually, Kirk, talk to Patrick. I know he'll do what he can to earn your business. Thanks for giving us a chance. A lot of people just assume that online is the best deal without considering other factors.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby henwin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:47 pm

stevebmw wrote:A lot of people just assume that online is the best deal without considering other factors.

You mean like "born on" date? :D
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby Georgeinva » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:10 pm

henwin wrote:You mean like "born on" date? :D

This has been a non-issue for many years. I have had over 100 tires shipped to my shop that customers have purchased from third party suppliers. Most of them are less than 6 months old. The only tires over 1 year old came from Coker tire, but they specialize in hard to find and vintage and NOS tires.
Tires, if properly stored, can say usable for many years. I regularly run 10+ year old front tires on my CS and have no problem dragging pegs.
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby henwin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:18 pm

Georgeinva wrote:
henwin wrote:You mean like "born on" date? :D

This has been a non-issue for many years. I have had over 100 tires shipped to my shop that customers have purchased from third party suppliers. Most of them are less than 6 months old. The only tires over 1 year old came from Coker tire, but they specialize in hard to find and vintage and NOS tires.
Tires, if properly stored, can say usable for many years. I regularly run 10+ year old front tires on my CS and have no problem dragging pegs.

Interesting, George. Thanks. What are "NOS" tires?
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Re: R1200RT Tires

Postby Georgeinva » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:24 pm

henwin wrote:Interesting, George. Thanks. What are "NOS" tires?

New Old Stock. If you are doing a showroom resto and want a set of tires that would have been installed "back in the day" or if you think your K75 is the best bike ever and Metzeler peaked with the ME77 Coker might have them.
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