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Old 01-27-2018, 07:47 PM
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Michelin PR4 Cupping

Did a search without detailed result. I just bought a 2015 K1300S HP (9600 miles) with Michelin PR4 tires (not OEM). The tires do not show significant normal wear, but the front is cupped to the point that you can feel it pushing the cycle around the driveway and feel it on the tire surface with your hand. The cycle handles well with no unusual characteristics. I am guessing that the PO did not maintain the tire pressure. Any other possibilities? Heavy front braking? I am considering running the front with a couple of pounds of extra pressure in an attempt to get the wear evened out.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:06 PM
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Michelin PR4's do that. And the rears start feeling uncertain 3000km before they are worn out. They are rubbish and i dont know why so many people run them. They are exceptionally good in the wet when they are newish.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:56 AM
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Do a tire thread search and loose those tires pronto, no need to use them up. You could start out with a set of Metzler M7RR To get your feet on the ground.
Rocky mountain ATV is a good source if you have someone to mount them. American Motorcycle tire is good also, so is Jake Wilson. Call around and find a shop that will mount tires, familiar with BMW's then buy on line, save plenty.
I learned a pretty neat saying at the dealer years ago: "they all do that".
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Thanks Beech. This is my third K1300S and I still own number two. I have used Continental, Metzeler, Pirelli, and now Michelin. I've had good luck with all except these Michelins the previous owner installed. When I picked up the cycle, the front tire was under inflated by five pounds. I thought that maybe that was the problem. I had no luck getting useful information with a tire thread search using "cupping". The plan to replace the tires begins.
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

To further what KiwiMat said, years ago I used an earlier version of Pilot Roads (PR3) and found that their grip was compromised long before the tread was even moderately worn... there are definitely better alternatives...
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

I've found that running the PRs with a couple more pounds than recommended really helps with the cupping on the front. I run mine about 38 psi and don't have as much as when I ran them at 36.
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

I run PR 4GTs and try and maintain 42 front and 42 rear. It helps a lot to keep them from cupping.
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Been running PR4GT’s and love them. Got 8k miles out of the rear and it still was not to the wear bars. No cupping front or rear ever. Surprised to read the comments above. I run 40 psi front and 43 psi rear.
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Well, i don't know how many miles be on them tyres but i did get 10,000miles out of mine. I am not a hard rider at all and i don't push them at all. I trust them on the road, but i haven't tried others. Better than the Metzelers that were on it before. I have had 2 sets of PR4's.
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Lots of good tires out there. Have had good results with Pilot Power 3s. Great grip throughout the life of the tire, decent wear due to the dual compounds, and no cupping. 10,000 miles on a set of tires? That's like never sharpening your skis. I prefer to ditch tires when the performance starts to drop. Hell, I've paid my dues and have enough money that I don't have to ride around on worn out rubber. No fun in that. Just my $.02.
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Lots of good tires out there. Have had good results with Pilot Power 3s. Great grip throughout the life of the tire, decent wear due to the dual compounds, and no cupping. 10,000 miles on a set of tires? That's like never sharpening your skis. I prefer to ditch tires when the performance starts to drop. Hell, I've paid my dues and have enough money that I don't have to ride around on worn out rubber. No fun in that. Just my $.02.
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

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I run 40 psi front and 43 psi rear.
Written right on the rear tire is "42 psi MAX". Why are you thinking that inflating to greater than the manufacturer's allowable pressure is OK?
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Re: Michelin PR4 Cupping

Got tired of worrying about it. Cycle now has Pirelli Diablo Rosso III front and rear. Tip in is easier. The "whirring" noise / vibration I was experiencing when rolling not under power is gone. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.
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Got tired of worrying about it. Cycle now has Pirelli Diablo Rosso III front and rear. Tip in is easier. The "whirring" noise / vibration I was experiencing when rolling not under power is gone. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.
I put those tires on my r100s last fall and really like them. Have fun.
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Got tired of worrying about it. Cycle now has Pirelli Diablo Rosso III front and rear. Tip in is easier. The "whirring" noise / vibration I was experiencing when rolling not under power is gone. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

I love the diablo rosso 3s and run them on the front and rear of my k12r and on the rear of my hp2sport. I run a supercorsa on the front of the hp2. On both bikes I run 36psi on the rear and 34psi on the front
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