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1Back to top Go down    Michelin Tyres on Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:08 pm

Rickmeister

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Bit the bullet the other day and went to our local BM dealer for a new set of tyres for the Battlestar Galactica (R1200RT). I wanted a direct replacement for the existing tyres (Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT).

When I picked the bike up, they had fitted Pilot Road 4 (Non GT), about $25 per tyre cheaper. I didn't discuss/argue as I don't know the difference between the GT and non-GT tyre, except the price.

What say you out there in K-Land about the difference??

Cheers, Rickmeister.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:40 am

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I think one has dual compound and the other does not.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:41 am

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The GT is a heavier construction for big land barges. Not available in all sizes.

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4Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:41 am

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Any bike over 500lbs or 227 kilos (including a wasserboxer RT) should be using the GT version, according to my Michelin rep and the specs which are widely published. Essentially, it's a stiffer casing for the added weight and extra suspension forces a Telelever produces on a front tyre. I'd return and get them to replace the tyres with the proper version for your bike, but in the meantime, I'd ride the thing. It's the dealer's responsibility to know better. Not shocking, however, given the level of training in most of those places. BTW, the various PR4 sizes and models are all dual compound.

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5Back to top Go down    Mich pilot 4 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:00 am

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I tried to get a GT for the rear of the K 1100LT but could only get the pilot road 4 150/70/17 which is virtually the same certainly same tread pattern and should perform great as it's purportedly better than the 3 which is amazing. So shall see how it fairs but the 2 different compound percentage is the same as the trail and GT so its weight limited but still good enough for 2 up with gear so perfect for 1 up. Pics to follow cheers



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1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.

Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)




    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:44 am

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Spoke with the BM dealer who put the incorrect tyres on and without hesitation said to bring the bike back and the GTs will be put on. Did that yesterday and all is good. Went to pay the difference ($50) the bloke said "Don't worry about it, sorry for the inconvenience"

So, it all ends well!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:51 am

klompy the grey brick

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That is really decent good one share that name.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:09 am

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that's good news ulrick ...

well done for the asking


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Michelin Tyres on Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:16 pm

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@Rickmeister wrote:Spoke with the BM dealer who put the incorrect tyres on and without hesitation said to bring the bike back and the GTs will be put on. Did that yesterday and all is good. Went to pay the difference ($50) the bloke said "Don't worry about it, sorry for the inconvenience"

So, it all ends well!
Fan-bloody-tastic! Rickmeister, you would have been able to wear those non-GT things down to the nubs but you would never have felt good about it in a tight corner in a rain shower with a car up yer bum and the sun in yer eyes. Goodonya.


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10Back to top Go down    Tyres ain't tyres sol on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:13 am

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tyred yet

    

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