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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2019, 5:28 pm Thread Starter
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Pirelli Angel GT

So I decided today to swap out the front Angel GT on my Monster 1200. About 1,400 miles ago when I got belt changes and oil change they said it was at the wear bars and recommended changing it. Seemed like it was getting a little bit of a pointy profile lately, which affected handling feel. Tire had 7,268 miles on it, which I think is pretty darn good. The new tire is an Angel GT2, which has a different tread pattern for whatever reason.

The rear Angel has 4,810 miles on it and looks to have quite a few more miles in it. I am not doing track days or pushing it very hard, but even so am surprised at the mileage. I recall replacing rear tires on my old Tuono at 2,000 miles because they were totally shot. That was maybe a Pirelli Corsa, not sure it's been a while. No doubt it was a stickier tire.

Anyway, I like these tires, at least for normal street riding.
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What a difference a new front tire makes. No more muscling the bike around in turns. It goes where I want with minimal effort, and carves a nice line, just as it should being such a fine machine.

The handling fades so slowly with tire wear, it is hard to notice until you get new rubber.
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Pffft!

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Pffft!

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I was being sarcastic.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2019, 7:44 pm Thread Starter
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No worries, I am full of sarcasm at times.

Will post mileage when I replace the rear tire. Looks like it will be a few weeks at least.
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