The rear tyre actually went on fairly easily so I'm not sure whether I'm getting used to the job or if I was just lucky. I can however say that the road tyres are easier to get on than Adv ones.
The other day Geoff asked me how many k's I got out of the old set of 4's and it's ended up being just over 10,600km for this set. Not too bad, especially when considering just how good they grip - particularly in the wet. I possibly could have run them a little longer (although the front was starting to feel like it was done) but would not have passed the WOF.
It's really hard to show in a photo the wear and difference between old rubber and new - the below shots are about the best I could do of the 2 rears.
I haven't really had a chance to break them in (although maybe later) but I did ride over to Feilding and back yesterday morning and they were fine in the rain...