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Old 08-20-2017, 02:57 PM
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T30s to Angel GTs

well the OEM T30s are done, well the rear is shot and since I am moving to Angel GTs I replaced them both. Hopefully these will last thru the Hillbilly. Just ran them up and down the driveway (.3 miles each way with a seasonal water crossing ) to let me seat the brake pads back down and will give them a proper review for this bike once I get some miles in.
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Re: T30s to Angel GTs

Karl, I put Angels on my Triumph before a recent 4750 mile Great American Tour of the West. They seem to have been a good purchase. There are still chicken strips on the front, but the rear shows that I was on it pretty good at times. There was a lot of straight line riding at times, so overall, they are squared off a bit.

The four or five days of rain gave me confidence in them when the road is wet. I still showed respect for slippery roads, but they never gave a hint of slippage . . . either in turns or in acceleration or stopping.

I guess I am only nearing the half-life of these tires. I might not wear them out by AHR17, so I will be in a quandary about replacing perfectly good tires. 4 days of AHR, though, will probably finish them. I don't take tires down to the cord like JJ does.

Overall, compared to the Michelin Pilot Road 3's that I have run for years, they seem a bit more compliant with a more flexible sidewall. They seem lighter, too, although the spec sheet says otherwise. I can tell no difference in traction at the 8.5/10s max that I ride on the street. I paid about 15-20 percent less for them than the Michelins. I am curious about the next 3,500-4,000 miles of wear.

That's all I know, other than that the Triumph is a lot easier on tires than a Hooligan on a K-Bike. Tyson
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Re: T30s to Angel GTs

Karl, I switched to Angel GT's ("A Spec") from several years on Michelin Pilot Roads, 2, 3, & 4 versions. No particular reason, just thought it was time for a change. I've about 3,000 miles on the tires and like them, on my '02 RS, which can eat tires given abuse of the loud handle. However, as the saying goes, the older I get, the faster I was, that seems about right. I don't push the bike like I used to. Nevertheless the tires seem secure, and as startling as it may seem being from CA and all, I got to try them out for about 200 miles of a steady downpour this past spring, and granted it was highway miles they gave me no reason to pay more attention to the road than I might otherwise. I think you'll like them.
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Re: T30s to Angel GTs

On my third rear tire in 10700 miles Two Bridgestone Battlax, last one lasted 4888 miles. Switched to Angle GT. I have been using the GTs on my GTL with good results. Hope to get more than 5000 miles out of the GTs on the XR.
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