I've run the RP 3's, 4's and 5's all non GT front and rear. 42 and 40 psi respectively. I've never experienced this cupping on my 07 and 09 FJR. I run linear springs in the110 NM up front with 10w oil. The rear shock is a HyperPro with hydraulic preload, usually set very stiff. IDK, just thought I'd offer my 2cents . I'm going with the Pilot 5GT next just to experiment. BTW, no tire has given me more than 7,000 miles but the grip with the 5's has been great.
T31 is OK but not exceptional. I have run a few T30 and T31 and found them to be decent for the cost. I never liked the Michelin PR2 front tire but the rear was pretty good. I often ran the Michelin PR2 rear with a Bridgestone front (BT023, T30 or T31).Does anyone have any experience on the T31s?
Those 2,500 miles were pretty fun though! We all should have ended up in jail. Riding as if we had diplomatic immunity.Ran a set of 5’s non GT. Ran a set to try out for a local rep. The stickiest tire I’ve ever had on the FJR. COMPLETELY toast after 2500 miles. I had to rebalance the front at about 1000 miles because how bad the front deformed. Non GT isn’t made for the heavy FJR but is DAMN sticky.
I’ve run T31 and T31gt’s. What ever is cheaper. EXCELLENT tires. no regrets. The bike needs the GT because of the weight of the bike. If your just a average rider and not pushing it in the canyons, a normal T31 will work fine.A couple of oh by the ways, the low priced PR2s that were on Amazon a month ago sold out fast. I guess a distributor gobbled up all he could and made the quick sales after places like Revzilla and Cycle gear were sold out and pushing other tires. I did run across a deal from Rocky Mountain ATV on some Bridestone T31 GTs. I ran the T30s several years ago on my FZ-1 and didn't care for them nearly as much as the PR2s. I don't know much about the T31s and my Michelin's still have a ton of tread on them. I do like the Road 5 so far but the price was right and "supplies were limited" so I'll give Bridgestone another whack. Does anyone have any experience on the T31s?