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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-05-2008, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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how many miles out of tires

I just had a new rear tire put on my Buell. I only have had 2K miles on it since then and I can already see it wearing. I am wondering how everyone else does on tires. Up here in Maine we have really crowned roads, so it is probably that. I try to ride in different lanes of the road because of that.
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I think there are a lot of variables that determine how quickly tires wear.
- Tire type
- Engine torque
- Riding style

I've seen anywhere from 2k miles to 12k miles on the same tire, the only difference being the bike and the rider.

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On my bike, I get anywhere between 13k & 16k from a rear tire, I have Bridgestone BT021 on a fazer 600. I don't ride like a big girl all the time either, sometimes I ride it hard, others I take my time and enjoy the scenery.
My tire is what they call a sports tourer type, of course a softer compound will wear much quicker.

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I had 3200 miles on the Bridgestone Excedra on the rear of my Ninja 500 and it was shot in the center down to the wear bars and on the sides it was pretty close to that. I have Avon RoadRiders on it right now and so far with 3300 miles on them they are maybe worn 30% or so on the rear. I think it's a combination of stuff like the other folks are saying.

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I get 5500 miles out of a pirelli dragon supercorsa OEM rear on my 675.
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Try the latest Avon Azaro tyres. I used to get 3000 miles tops out of my rear Bridgestone tyres. With the Avons, I not only get better grip, but the tyre last TWICE as long! Amazing.
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My 2007 C-50 will have 11,000 miles on it before the week is out and it still has the original IRC tires it came with on it. I've never heard of IRC tires before, but apparently I'm getting pretty good mileage out of them.
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On my bike, I get anywhere between 13k & 16k from a rear tire, I have Bridgestone BT021 on a fazer 600. I don't ride like a big girl all the time either, sometimes I ride it hard, others I take my time and enjoy the scenery.
My tire is what they call a sports tourer type, of course a softer compound will wear much quicker.
Is that thousand Kilometers or Miles?
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I replace a tire every 3 months it seems, I just tear them up quick for some reason.


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5500 from a Kenda cruiser rear on my cb700sc

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I have a 2005 C-50 with IRC and the back tire is down to the wear bars after 3200 miles. But I was told it was because the previous owner a heavy guy rode under? inflated. The tire is good on the sides, but down in the center. I'm saving for replacement now. I'd replace mine with IRC, but can't get them here in my little corner of the world without a big markup.
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I'd replace mine with IRC, but can't get them here in my little corner of the world without a big markup.
Check the internet. You can get some wicked deals that way.
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I have a 05 Vulcan 2000 with Bridgestone BT020's. Replaced the rear tire @10k and the front @12k miles. Mileage has to do with your driving habbits and the type of tires you run.
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Now that I think about it, I've never had a bike long enough to change the tires. Well, actaully thats the first thing I do when I get a bike. My last bike I put on a little over 4k, and still had some pretty good tread on it.

Now my, R1 I can definitely see the tires going a lot faster.
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Now that I think about it, I've never had a bike long enough to change the tires. Well, actaully thats the first thing I do when I get a bike. My last bike I put on a little over 4k, and still had some pretty good tread on it.

Now my, R1 I can definitely see the tires going a lot faster.

With your days off from work I wonder why?

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I'm guestimating over 20,000 miles on the Dunlops that came OEM on my Sporty. They currently have nearly 13,000 and still look pretty good.
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replace my dunlop 404's at 14000 miles.
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I got 8600 out of my set of Brigstone. I live in the Ozark mountains and its all crooked here.
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I'm picking up some Pilot Powers this weekend, I'm hoping to get a good 4,000 out of them.
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Replacement Tires

I just replaced the Bridgestone G702 rear tire on my scooter last week. It had 12,800 miles on it. I probably could have gotten another 1000+ miles out of it if I didn't mind tempting the gods into making me walk home.
Got the tire off the web for $125, the tube for $25, and it cost me $28 to mount the tire and balance the wheel. While the wheel was off, I installed new brake pads which cost $32......

The front BStone G701 still has a couple thousand miles of tread left, so I'll replace it sometime this summer, as time permits.
With the new rubber on the rear, the bike seems to get into the groove better, on moderate to high speed turns... whereas, before the replacement, the bike tended to want to drift to the outside of the turn.

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Put a brand new front and back on at the start of the season. Went with a sport touring tire, the Bridgestone Battlax BT021 series. Hopefully a little harder of a compound will be good for my riding. Checking air pressures more than enough now, to make sure the pressure is in the recommended range. I have about 1500 miles on the set of tires now, they are in better shape than the Dunlops I had at the same mileage.
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I have a 2005 C-50 with IRC and the back tire is down to the wear bars after 3200 miles. But I was told it was because the previous owner a heavy guy rode under? inflated. The tire is good on the sides, but down in the center. I'm saving for replacement now. I'd replace mine with IRC, but can't get them here in my little corner of the world without a big markup.
Try www.denniskirk.com they've got really good deals on IRC tires. I think it's free shipping for any order over a 100.00. I've got metzlers on my bike now but when they wear out I'm going to try the IRC's. I can get both the front and rear IRC for what the rear Metzler would cost.
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im going to the "cheap" side and saying that i like my Kenda Challenger. for $62 shipped its an awesome tire. i have about 1500 miles on it so far, and i cant say i dont like it. does all i want it to do, plus has a cool "sporty" tread on it. i have it on a 78 cb400t Hawk II. the tread is barely breaking in, tires handle the bike pretty good.
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I dont' think it's easy to change tires without the right tool... I tried at least twice and gave up I took out the tires in an hour or so... and great! but I was unable to put it back in
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you can still get a shop to put the tire on for you even if you bought the tire from somewhere else i did that once they didnt have a problem with it.
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2-3 thousand is the norm for my rears on my GSXR 600 but its got a new set of BT-021s on it last fall and it will be interesting to see the wear rates versus the old dunlops I used to run. Fronts have lasted a lil longer but 5k or more is usually pushing it on the safety side with tread depths and wet slicks on city streets is a bad combo!
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On my ninja....3000 miles and the rear is almost gone. I figure I have about another 1K before it needs to be replaced.

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just wait till a darkside car-tire rider comes in...
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I've got 22,000 the tires so far. The front is looking like I'll get over 30,000, but the back is getting close to the wear bars.

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I've just put a new set of Metzler Tourance tyres on my BMW R1150GS. The previous ones have given 28500kms, which is 17-18,000 miles. Mind you the previous owner and I are both big guys and the bike was used predominately for fast long distance rides, loaded to the gunnels with luggage and a cuddly pillion.

The back has a bit of life left in it, but I replace them in pairs. There might be rubber there, but that rear has been spinning around the same number of time as the front. The cost of the reduced tyre life compared to crash damage to you or the bike is very insignificant in my book.

I travel comfortably, which reads, lots of luggage and weight and I like to wear the tryes down in the twisties as well. Why trash a tyre that is only worn in the middle?

Those hogs or whatever you guys ride must be easy on tyres or you use harder compounds and don't push them as hard to get those sorts of miles.

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I got 7k out of my Dunlop Sportmax's
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I've got about 9k miles on the OEM BT023s. Because I do a lot of highway riding, I've got a center strip worn down the middle and will probably need to replace the rear in another 1000 miles or so.

Does anyone know of similar tires that will get even better miles out of them?
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i use sinko 009 and get 18000 to 19000 out of them. I 40 miles one way to work and the work for me. I do have on hand there 011 tires ready to put on.
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Bridgestone 17K and had to replace the front one due to dry rot, they were the stock tires. Watch your air pressure....


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I can ususaly get about 15000 from tires before they need to be replaced. They could probably go a bit longer, but I am cautious and enjoy knowing that I have plenty of rubber holding me to the road.
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My CX 500 tyres last a year, my GSXR streetfighter tyres last 5 minutes or so it seems. Just my heavy right wrist I think
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just wait till a darkside car-tire rider comes in...
Heh, heh, heh ... yup.

I run a Hankook K110 Ventus car tire on my Honda ST1300. Put 1,700 miles on in the first four days after mounting and I'm pretty sure I'm going to easily pass 25K on this one. Third day out I went to about 110 MPH with it .. stable. All of those miles were in the mountains ... and it never disappointed me. Had been getting 15-16,000 from Dunlop RoadSmarts, which is okay, but still don't like having to shell out for 2-3 tires each year.

Go to RoadsAndRiders.com and search Hankook for photos and a story.
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Which Metzler tire? There are several available. I hear good things from many riders about this brand lasting twice as long as my Dunlop D404s. I got about 10,000 miles out of my rear, and I'm not sure about the front, it was there when I bought the bike used. I'm switching to Metzler next.
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/ Has great tire deals in many brands.
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