Still a bit early for me to give any final thoughts. I still have less than 4,000kms (a little over 2,000mi) on them. But -- so far -- I am not disappointed.I'll be ordering a rear in the next week or two, still between this and an R5. Keep the thoughts coming please.
Nor does he mention pressures. That is why I do try to give some idea of what I'm putting them through.the latest entry has a complaint about the rears wearing out quickly. Quickly isn't defined nor is the riding style so who knows.
He did say he tried multiple pressures from 25-38 psi.Nor does he mention pressures. That is why I do try to give some idea of what I'm putting them through.
Interesting. I happened to hit a stretch of grooved pavement on the highway this morning, but this was the deep wide grooves left as they tear off the old prior to repaving. There's a reason why the warning sign for grooved pavement features a motorcycle! But I can't say it was any better or worse than other times with other tires. Overall, I find the FJR handles grooved pavement better than my older bikes with skinny bias-ply tires.
I deal with grooved pavement with positive steering input, weaving left and right in my lane constantly until it ends. Interestingly, the complainant apparently found similar relief: "As soon as you put lean angle on it, it all but disappears."
I don't think I've had the Mutant's out on grooved concrete yet however. The only stretch of that I can think of is the 407 and I think I still had the R5s on the last time I rode that. I won't be down that way for at least a week but I'll make a point of trying it out when I'm next in that area.
View attachment 5631 Those bumps remind me of crossing into Mexico at the Lukeville crossing. This team of border guards stopped us, and asked for licence and registration. The area was full of these 6" steel hemispheres whose purpose was to slow traffic. This was a dangerous layout and one guy put a foot down, slid off of one, and twisted his ankle. Rider and bike went down. All of us found that our tires slid off of these, and did not ride over them. Not good. Other than that, my R6GTs were a dream come true. Can't wait to read the Mutant reviews.
My favourite front is the BT023. It handles well right until it's down to the wear bars, it's one of very few that will. Even its replacement from Bridgestone, the T32, drops off for the last thousand or so.Just curious , but I don't see any mention of the Battle Ax tires that these bikes come with from the factory. I have over 10,000 miles on the rear and the front only shows slight cupping. The rear looks like it might go another 1,000 to 2,000 miles and the front maybe another 3,000 to 4,000 miles? And the price is right. $110 front and $193 rear! Just my personal opinion/experience. Jevers
Probably because this particular thread is specific to the Mutant.Just curious , but I don't see any mention of the Battle Ax tires that these bikes come with from the factory.
Oops, my bad! I had this thread mixed up with the other one. Thank you! JeversProbably because this particular thread is specific to the Mutant.
There are lots of tire threads comparing the merits of all brands. This one is pretty recent:
Hi again! I'm curious as to what tires everyone is running and how they like them and what kind of mileage they get. I'm shopping for my next set, my Pilot Road 4s the bike came with have probably 1-2k left. I'm between Roadtec 01s and Road 5s.. But the Road 5s are curiously cheaper than the...www.fjrforum.com