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    Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    on: Apr 26, 2020, 06.46 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 06.46 pm
    Suppose to be delivery PPE tomorrow....

    Yet another puncture

    I've read about the PR's tendancy to want to pickup nails and screws but thi si the 4th rear PR4 thats let me down.  Grrrrrr

    Pirelli Angel GT's next I think

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2020, 07.27 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 07.27 pm
    Or try Bridgestone, they now have puncture warrenty
    If you have a flat tyre within xxmonth they will sell you new tyre for a very cheap price.
    Not sure its a global program yet, I've only heard from the Bridgestone sales representative they started this.

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2020, 09.45 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 09.45 pm
    Very sorry to hear that.  Expensive undertaking.  Unsolicited advice, Dunlop Road Smart 3s might be worth a shot.  Had them on 3 bikes now and they are flawless. 

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2020, 10.53 pm
    Apr 26, 2020, 10.53 pm
    Picking up nails is not brand specific. Do you live next to a wood shop or construction area?
    Once i had a PR2 with 3 punctures within 300km, patched it also 3 times and wear it down. It lasted almost 20k km (on a VTEC).
    I tried some other tyres but came back To Michelin every time but only had those 3 punctures. The Road 5 Trail has thicker walls and the Anakee Adventure also but no tyre beats bad luck.

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #4 on: Apr 27, 2020, 07.36 am
    Apr 27, 2020, 07.36 am
    That will teach you to buy used old tyres  :004:

    try a new one like the Bridgestone A41  :020:

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #5 on: Apr 27, 2020, 06.33 pm
    Apr 27, 2020, 06.33 pm
    *Originally Posted by Fat Bert [+]
    Suppose to be delivery PPE tomorrow....

    Yet another puncture

    I've read about the PR's tendancy to want to pickup nails and screws but thi si the 4th rear PR4 thats let me down.  Grrrrrr

    Pirelli Angel GT's next I think

    That's something I have always thought as well...........puncture magnets!!!!


    Gonna go with either Dunlop RoadSmart III or Dunlop Trailsmart Max as soon as the world opens back up. I just plain don't like the PR4, never did (they came on my CT when I got it in Feb)

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #6 on: Apr 27, 2020, 06.40 pm
    Apr 27, 2020, 06.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    Picking up nails is not brand specific.

    Response is submitted with nothing but respect and full acknowledgment that I really know nothing about tires other than what I read.  Not my nature to be disagreeable (anymore).

    So there was a discussion on another forum or website about the tire compound contributing to the likelihood of a foreign object puncturing a tire or throwing the foreign object.  It was not manufacturer specific.  The idea was that single hard compound tires are less likely to retain a foreign object than were soft or dual-compound tires.  Tread depth contributed to the likelihood of retaining or throwing the foreign object, deeper being more likely.  But the puncture was the kicker.  Type of foreign object, speed, road conditions over time and the tire architecture were all contributors or detractors.  So the idea was that you could have a soft tire that is more prone to picking up objects but less prone to puncture than its harder counterparts due to the architecture under the tread, or vice versa.  It's been so long I cannot recall if it was even related to scientific data or just hypothesis.  It seems to be logical to me.  I use dual-compound tires but have not picked up any screws or nails.  Maybe I am the outlier.  Anyhow, not disagreeing by any means...I do not have the knowledge to do so! 

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    Re: Bl**dy PR4 and 5's
    Reply #7 on: Apr 27, 2020, 06.44 pm
    Apr 27, 2020, 06.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Younger06 link=topic=8185.msg77893#msg77893 date=1588008790


    Gonna go with either Dunlop RoadSmart III
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    I think you'll enjoy them mile one and mile 8,000.  They are really great tires.  Stiff. Adjust suspension kind of stiff.