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Old 06-13-2017, 07:43 PM   #1
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Michelin Road 4's, front and back

A pal of mine just changed out a set of Road 4's, for a customers FJR. He put on brand new Road 4's for the fellow. The guy likes new tires every year, regardless the mileage on them.

So, the front tire that he took off, looks almost new, and the rear, is only about half worn down. 120/70/17 front, 180/55/17 rear. Rich the tire changer, said i can have the old tires for free! We like free! lol!

So, my question is this. Will those Road 4's, work well for me, on my 2002 FZ1.

I have been told, that the tires might slow the steering on the bike. The front appears to be more round, than say a Pilot Power 3. I will be heading out in a couple months, on my annual tour of the north-west states. These Road 4's look like great sport-touring tires, but would welcome any input from you folks. Have never used Michelin's on my FZ1, so have no idea how they will fair.

Anyway, thanks in advance, and you all have a nice evening.

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Old 06-13-2017, 08:53 PM   #2
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Well I notice the difference on the FJR between a Road 4 front and a Power 3 front. But, they still work well and are predictable.

Usually use a Road rear/Power front combo on all my bikes but have been through a couple sets of Road 4s not treated gently and they performed great.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:00 PM   #3
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What he said. You'll be fine.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:57 PM   #4
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Go for it. This forum loves the Pilot Road series, you should know that by now Deano!
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:34 AM   #5
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They'll work great for you. And like you said, you can't beat the price!
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:45 AM   #6
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my bud has them on his FJR and I'm running them on my S-10 and we love them.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:49 AM   #7
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Thanks guys.

Will have my pal Rich, install the tires, this Friday.

Its great, as he has a Snap-On power bike lift, and a Coats tire changing machine. I pull the wheels off the bike, and he puts the tires on. And of course, we bench race the whole time, i am there.

So, thanks again, and you all have a great day.

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Old 06-14-2017, 10:23 AM   #8
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It's not the sportiest of the ST tires but they still are excellent and will stop the quickest of any tire in the rain!
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:08 AM   #9
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I love them. Very confidence inspiring. Little better total miles than T30s. Didn't find the steering slow at all.

Just can't make the economics work when paying cash and having T30 alternative. If they were less than $275 a set, I would use them over the Stones.

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Old 06-16-2017, 12:00 PM   #10
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I've been a fan ever since the PR2. I have PR3s on my FZ1 and PR4s on my FJR. Depending on your riding style, they seem to last anywhere from 6-9k miles.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:55 PM   #11
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And my new to me, used PR4's will be going on my 2002 FZ1, in about an hour.

Will run out to one of my favorite places tomorrow, San Juan Bautista, for a little test ride, and a cup of decaf coffee.

So we shall see how they work for me.

Dean

P.S. Thanks again, for all the input, gang. I do appreciate it. Do have a nice weekend, all.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:43 PM   #12
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I just replaced Sportmax Q3's (they're great tires btw) with PR'4. On a way home today I ran into a pretty nasty storm ... these Michelin's are simply amazing!
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:49 PM   #13
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Went for a Father's Day ride with some of the Santa Cruz dads, this morning.

We went up into the Santa Cruz Mts., and ended up in Davenport. We all had a pint, and bench raced for awhile. Did about one hundred miles on the ride.

I have to say the P.R.4's worked just fine for me. We were not racing, but we were not wasting any time, either. The Michelin's stuck just fine, and steered well.

I think they will do fine, on my up coming tour of the north-west, soon.

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Old 06-18-2017, 03:11 PM   #14
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I have had PR2, 3, and 4. The FJR guys have a thread on tires, and my experience mirrors theirs - PR2 is great, 4 is as good but not really better. The PR3 is not as good as either - grip and wear.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:04 PM   #15
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only 3K miles on mine. lots of open rd miles ( did a long mile rd trip),
and twistys in the mts. great tires.
need stickys get the q? ( what ever number they are up to now).
want tires that stick and last more than one K miles get a set of theses.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:30 AM   #16
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Free is good, PR4s for free is awesome
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After a lot of research, ordered a set of PR4's for my 04. I found these guys and was a little skeptical since it's across the pond. Got them for $338 including shipping, ordered yesterday morning and arriving at my door tomorrow morning. They texted me the tracking number within 3 hours of ordering. So far, so good.

https://www.thevisorshop.com/
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:19 AM   #18
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I have pilot road 2 tires. Came on the bike when I bought it. I've put over 5k miles with no real wear on the back tire still got PLENTY of tread. The front is getting a little low on tread, still not close to the wear bars. Good long lasting tires, then again I don't get much flatland riding due to my area. It's all rolling hills and gentle curves. Chicken strips don't have a chance. I have a durometer, but haven't punched the tires with it to see how hard they are, but they grip great for me.

Great tires as far as I'm concerned, some of the best I've owned. When these wear out I'll be replacing them with some more pilot roads.
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