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I was wondering how quick you guys/gals go through a rear tire? Not including burnouts, how long will your rear tire last? Is 4 months about average for a rear tire or is that replacing to quick. I spend alot of time riding the backroad twisties and wondered if I'm the only one who feels like it's always time for a new tire.
 

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I think it's based on mileage when it comes to normal wear (no burnouts). How many miles did you put on in 4 months?
 

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Dr. Evil said:
about 3500 in 4 months. I'm wearing out my sides quicker than my center.
Also depends on the tires themselves....what are you running?
 

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i got over 3500miles on a dunlop 208rear and i still have 1/4 tread left
 

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4 months!?!?!! lol ill go through a rear in a month and a half with no burnouts.
holy crap they should last longer than that snigg, what is your tire bill a year then?

i had about 3000 on my 207RR rear when i sold my bike and it still had a good amount of tread left
 

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i have been getting about 4-5 trackdays on mine w/some fairly decent street riding too. I guess I should say I go to the track about every week...
 

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4 months!?!?!! lol ill go through a rear in a month and a half with no burnouts.
Well that's just spiffy there fella, I wish I could ride that much, but I get as much riding as I can while trying to raise 3 kids. So for me to throw 3500 in 4 months that's a lot. Hell most people have 1 kid and say time to sell the bike.
 

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DAMN! I've had my bike since last august, and I'm coming up on 3000 miles (I know I know... but its snows and rains and its was too cold to ride for pleasure...) and the treads on my tire dont look that different then when I got it! (Except got rid of those chicken strips!!) I guess its just differences in the compounds... since I'm only on an ex250. I dont want a b***** bike now, I cant afford to replace tires like that!!
 

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DAMN! I've had my bike since last august, and I'm coming up on 3000 miles (I know I know... but its snows and rains and its was too cold to ride for pleasure...) and the treads on my tire dont look that different then when I got it! (Except got rid of those chicken strips!!) I guess its just differences in the compounds... since I'm only on an ex250. I dont want a b***** bike now, I cant afford to replace tires like that!!
Heh, those tires are going to last a lot longer than 3000 miles, the compound on that kind of tire is almost the same kind of rock as commuters and cruisers use, I would expect 9,000 miles from the rear and like 15,000 miles from the front.
 

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My old Magna had 7,000 miles on it, and the tires looked brand new. They were a really hard touring compound, though.

My Triumph Sprint averages about 4,000 miles before I need to replace the rear tire. I haven't had to replace the SV's tires yet.
 

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I got about 3000-3500 out of my Pilot Sport rear. I'm changing mine out this week, got it in March, and have been needing to replace it for a month. Front lasted since October, or about 5000 miles.
 

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diablo corsas for street and track although i'm thinking seriously of switching to an actual race tire (not slicks) for the track. i would love to pick up an extra set o frims to have them on :hmmmm



Well that's just spiffy there fella, I wish I could ride that much, but I get as much riding as I can while trying to raise 3 kids. So for me to throw 3500 in 4 months that's a lot. Hell most people have 1 kid and say time to sell the bike.
hey Dr Evil, you get to ride, you are right about a lot people have a kid and decide they can't take time out for themselves anymore. Like I said in my earlier post, I hit the track every week (thursday) and I ride around the city maybe 1x a week (hard) and putter around occasionaly otherwise. I also have a daughter and I work 2 jobs. I totally understand where you are coming from. if you can make a tire last 3500 miles or 4 months, that's great! you are saving on your tire bill. others of us aren't that lucky I think that's all Snigg was saying
 

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Dr. Evil said:
I was wondering how quick you guys/gals go through a rear tire? Not including burnouts, how long will your rear tire last? Is 4 months about average for a rear tire or is that replacing to quick. I spend alot of time riding the backroad twisties and wondered if I'm the only one who feels like it's always time for a new tire.
Could you be more specific? Manufacturer? Compound? What PSI are you running? I know guys that replace a set of 208GPAs after 900mi and some that ride 5000+ on other touring tires.
 

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My rear M1 lasted 3600 miles give or take and was showing cord almost over the entire center. Safely, I'd say 3400 is pushing it. I'm not fast, I don't do track days, my bike makes less than 100hp, I never burned out with the M1.
I just put on a Dunlop 208 rear. I'll have to get back to you on that, but I expect about the same milage. Estimate every 3000 miles or so for when you SHOULD change tires. Push it past that at your own risk.
I think about 3000 miles is average for the sporty tires.

My front M1 is fine, and will last at least through this rear if not another.
 
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