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Old 07-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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How Many Miles Do You Get Out Of Your Tires?

I still have a bit of tread left but I am taking my Suzuki C90 in for new skins on Sat. - she has 20,000 km on them...shouldn't they last a bit longer than that? I think they were factory bridgstones...and most of my driving is just touring and farting around...
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Around 20,000 miles on Dunlap Elites on my '09 Harley, rear. Approaching 30,000 miles on the front, same tire.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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12,500 miles. I wish.

Previously I've gotten between 900 and 1,400 miles out of every set of tires I've ever run street or dirt. I got about 180miles out of my race tires .I'm on my second set of Shinko 705s on my 09 KLR. I got a little over 5,000 out of the first rear and 7,000 out of the first front. I'm ecstatic.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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I goet about 12-14000 miles out of my Bridgestone Battlax tires. During my last x-continent ride I only got about 5000 miles...
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:56 AM   #5
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It's hard to say, It's different for every type & size of bike.
What I am fussy about though, is when I change them. Usually anything past half worn, and always in pairs. Back in the old days, I could usually wear my front at around the same rate as the rear, which changing them together no that big of a deal.

So I probably get considerably less mileage than most out of mine.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:36 AM   #6
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On the Tuono 5-7K rear and 7-9K front. Or two days at Summit main.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #7
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I have the Moto Guzzi Norge 1200. I have made it about 8,000 on the original rear tire and 9,000 on the Dunlop Roadsmart I replaced it with. My front tire lasted 12,000 miles so I am still on the replacement.
I still had tread left but the wear bars were showing. Why chance it?
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #8
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On the Victory Sport Cruiser.
Rears: 2500( Michelin Pilot Power) to 5000 (Dunlop D407)
Front, 4000 Pirelli Diablo to 6000 (everything else)

On the Wee-Strom rear 7000, front 11000 (trailwings)
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #9
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3000 rear. Front 4-5000. Usually seems like it is two rears to one front.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:39 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by boatpuller View Post
Around 20,000 miles on Dunlap Elites on my '09 Harley, rear. Approaching 30,000 miles on the front, same tire.
You guys arent for real are you?
There would be absolutely no danger of any wear occurring on the edges thats for sure and by the time you have, ever so carefully, worn the centre of the tyre down the handling of the bike (even the HD) will be so compromised as to be unsafe.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:17 AM   #11
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i just got a 2000 model year bike with mt80 pirellis , 5k miles , still tread left but the rubber is funky, kind of hard and glazed near the edges. Thing slid around a corner the other day so i scored some new scorpion trails. Maybe time decays these things
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:58 AM   #12
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I seem to get about 2,500-3,000 miles out of rear tires and twice that out of fronts, regardless of the bike. These include a Bandit 1200, SV1000s, DL650, DR650, and M1100s.

Street tires worn down include 207s, BT016s, 021s, and 023s, Z8s, PR3s, Diablo Rossos, and Conti-Motions. Currently trying a PP3 set.

D/S tires have included Conti-Escapes, Trailwings, Sahara's, and Kendas.

I guess the roads in NW NC and SW VA are abrasive.
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