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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 07:13:07 pm »
There is one problem with the screws that hold the calipers, they are worn out and I must find replacements very soon…

Just to be sure there isn't something I'm missing here (it happens, way too often  :-[ ) ....when you say they are worn out...do you mean the socket heads are starting to get striped or rounded out
where you put the hex (allen) wrench? ...or do you see signs of stretching or some other abnormality?

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2018, 10:09:25 pm »
Right...the hex bolt is being rounded out by inappropriate use of the socket. I guess that means I suck at wrenching???
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2018, 07:19:03 am »
Right...the hex bolt is being rounded out by inappropriate use of the socket.
OK, Thanks.

I guess that means I suck at wrenching???
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Could be, but it might be that your wrench manufacturer sucks at quality control.  ;D

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2018, 02:39:56 pm »
Could also be chocolate bolts/screws.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2018, 02:56:54 pm »
Thanks Poseidon, bolts are ordered!

Make sure you use anti-seize on those bolts! In all likely hood that's why there rounded out. They were seized up sometime earlier in the game.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2018, 10:30:02 am »
Make sure you use anti-seize on those bolts! In all likely hood that's why there rounded out. They were seized up sometime earlier in the game.

Though I agree to use anti-seize, that may not be why they were rounded. Mine were rounded by an idiot doing warranty replacement of my rotors. Every one of the bolts looked like torx head bolts when he was done using his impact wrench on them. It looks as if he simply didn't fully seat the bit.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2018, 12:34:19 pm »
It looks as if he simply didn't fully seat the bit.

And/or used a poor quality bit or worn out bit.  Costco damaged many of my car's lug nuts by doing a similar crappy job when they installed my new tires.  No doubt, speed with over-powerful tools, and a lack of care were factors.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2018, 09:02:15 am »
I'm with lather on this, 3D-XM's for me. I've had 3 sets of the PR4's along with the 2's & 3's. To me each one was a downgrade from the previous model.

I just mounted my 38th set of tires on my C14. Yes I do spoon them on like Marty said. I'm by no means a expert I just never found it to be a big deal to do. Some quality spoons, my homemade bead breaker, box/crate to keep wheel off the floor & the yellow thing is all that's needed.

One thing I'll add to Marty's list is, lay the tires out in the sun for a while. I've done them stone cold in the winter & left them out in the sun for hours. Mounting a warm tire verses a cold tire is night & day difference.

I have loads of room to mount a changer, just never felt the need for one.

My neighbor is a dealer & I can use his air operated machine anytime I want at no cost. His shop is 15 miles away. I can be done quicker than I can make the 30 mile round trip.

I'm going back to PR2's after 2 sets of PR4 GT and non-GT. PR2's last longer with my riding style it seems, and it doesn't rain in SoCal very often.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2018, 10:19:12 am »
I think I am going to give the pr2 a shot. Will just slow down in the rain. Angel GT non A spec lasted 6000. BS 23 the same and  BS 30 or 31?? Lasted only 4000. This is rear tires. I got 11000 on the Angel and still running the 23 on the front.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2018, 06:22:39 pm »
I didn't realize they were still making the PR2. What prices are you seeing for them?
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2018, 05:45:38 am »
I didn't realize they were still making the PR2. What prices are you seeing for them?

Yeah, that seems surprising to me too.  Perhaps new old stock or something?
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 10:18:57 am »
 yeah, they appear to be quite available from a number of places. google my friends.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2018, 10:24:14 am »
Still list it on there site.         https://motorcycle.michelinman.com/US/en/tires/products/pilot-road-2.html

yeah, they appear to be quite available from a number of places. google my friends.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2018, 05:04:05 pm »
yeah, they appear to be quite available from a number of places. google my friends.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2018, 06:52:35 pm »
I find that google stifles conversation and human interaction.  ;)
...that would naturally take place on an electronic device being viewed on a computer browser and stored on a server for someone to google later.  :thumbs: :rotflmao:
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2018, 07:03:58 pm »
I find that google stifles conversation and human interaction.  ;)

...that would naturally take place on an electronic device being viewed on a computer browser and stored on a server for someone to google later.  :thumbs: :rotflmao:

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2019, 12:45:11 pm »
I am now a firm believer in the Michelin GT4 tire. I live in AZ where many of the roads have crevices and rough pavement. I have always
purchased the regular Michelins in the past.

The GT4 provide a well planted ride and smooths out all imperfections in the road. My rides have become more enjoyable


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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2019, 03:38:19 pm »
I am now a firm believer in the Michelin GT4 tire.

[PR4GT]

I have been very impressed with the lifespan, wear pattern, and weather handling.  I got 18,020 miles on my first set.  I am 12,123 miles into my second set and they still look great and handle not that different than they were at 5,000 miles.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2019, 05:49:02 pm »
[PR4GT]
  I got 18,020 miles on my first set.  I am 12,123 miles into my second set and they still look great .....

Passing along an observation made by a friend of mine from the Houston area at a recent Texas rally...."It seems that almost all the people that get these fantastic tire mileage figures are in the east, I guess they must not have any speed limits over 55mph."

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 07:40:24 pm »
...and glass smooth roads...
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