Hi Josh. I was hoping for 5k miles out of the Ravens. I didn't have an idea what I might get and was willing to try something different because I change my own tires. I have no gripe with the Ravens they are a fine tire that fell a bit short in longevity I was looking for. In terms of dollars/100 miles the cost is the same for a tire at $250 if the tire lasts 6500 vs the Shinko's at $170 going 4500 miles. I used 6500 miles because I can get 6500 miles on a set of tires. I didn't add sales tax, cost to change or recycle fees into this equation. It has been fun to try the Shinkos and go beyond comparing tires on just mileage or initial cost.Cav47 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:53 amWhat did you think you are gonna get out of the Ravens? You have been riding some grippy areas and plenty of curves based upon your pictures.
I try to ride twisty roads but the reality is there is a lot of straight to slightly curvy stuff I don't take a photo of because who want to see that on a motorcycle forum?
The reason for buying higher mileage tires is if I have 2000 miles on them I can go for a trip without changing tires. And based on dollars / 100 miles I am only paying a $50 premium for the PR4GTs - not a big deal.
For a week or two or three I am grounded as my wife had rotator cuff surgery - the surgery went well but she can't use her right arm for six weeks as it was the more serious kind involving a muscle tear.
I hope to get to the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20) as soon as the pass is clear in a week or two and ride state Hwy 20 from end to end. I am also heading to Red Lodge, Yellowstone and the Bighorns in late June and perhaps a motorcycle museum in Iowa. I also want to take the DR650 to some Hells Canyon View Points in May, places I have never been - maybe I will see a bear.