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    Quote Originally Posted by Nin View Post
    I’ve got some PST2 on my KTM 1290 SA-T, that I’ve recently bought - it only has 3200 miles on it but the tyres are showing some very odd wear patterns.

    The rear has loads of tread but is very squared off. The front has loads of tread in the centre, but nearly down to the TWI on about 1/3rd out from the centre, but only on the rh side. Looks and feels very odd.

    The only thing I can think is it’s been run at an odd pressure, or the tyres were changed before I bought it.

    New ones coming though ...


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    Classic heavyweight straight line speed merchant tyre wear. RH 1/3 front is front tyre wear due to crown on road.

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    That makes sense, cheers spareparts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareparts View Post
    RH 1/3 front is front tyre wear due to crown on road.
    It's not. It's from travelling much further on RH bands than LH. IMVHO, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChazzyB View Post
    It's not. It's from travelling much further on RH bands than LH. IMVHO, of course.
    Then the rear tyre would also show similar uneven wear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareparts View Post
    Classic heavyweight straight line speed merchant tyre wear. RH 1/3 front is front tyre wear due to crown on road.
    Yes and no, Rear tyre wear yes, the front tyre wear will be due to going round corners on a closed throttle, it loads up the front and pushes it. The classic open it up in a straight line, slam on the brakes, then wobble round the bend. The previous owner probably hated right handers.

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    sounds like for me anyway the Pirelli Scorpion2 are the way forward whats the best price people have found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman1969 View Post
    sounds like for me anyway the Pirelli Scorpion2 are the way forward whats the best price people have found?
    For my KTM, sized at 120 70 ZR 19 and 170 60 ZR 17 it’s Ł283.25 a pair fitted.


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    On balance of performance/durability/cost, I think the PST2 are a better option than PR5.

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    I fancy Metzeler Roadtech 01 next time because they're getting good reviews. Anyone tried them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brut33 View Post
    I fancy Metzeler Roadtech 01next time because they're getting good reviews. Anyone tried them?
    Very pleased I’m on my second set
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    Quote Originally Posted by brut33 View Post
    I fancy Metzeler Roadtech 01 next time because they're getting good reviews. Anyone tried them?
    try the new Angle GT 2's

    Pirelli and Metzeler are the same company. the Angle GT 2s are the next generation of the Roadtec 01s (which are a brilliant tyre)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brut33 View Post
    I fancy Metzeler Roadtech 01 next time because they're getting good reviews. Anyone tried them?
    They are a good tyre plenty of grip wet and dry but they do wear out quickly. A friend has the Angle GT2s on his Pikes Peak Multi Disaster and loves them.
    I would go with the PST 2s you can't go wrong, they are a cracking tyre loads of grip and will outlast the M01s and PR5s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareparts View Post
    Then the rear tyre would also show similar uneven wear...
    Mine does. Unlike the front, the rear ends up bald down the middle first. But measuring it, the right side is worn a millimetre more then the left. My front tyres always become illegal right of the centre line

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    After a trip to the Alps (solo), I now have 5200 miles on the Bridgestone A41s. Checking the tread depth this morning and the rear has a good 5mm minimum and the front has 3mm minimum. Truly amazing for the abuse they have had. I thought the front had developed a whine, but it turns out it was just the French road surface, as it has now gone.

    Absolutely no issues with dry or wet grip, so very confidence inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman1969 View Post
    sounds like for me anyway the Pirelli Scorpion2 are the way forward whats the best price people have found?
    I paid just under Ł200 for a pair delivered from Demon Tweaks (1200 GSA LC). Delivered much more quickly than they predicted too.

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