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Bill G
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Bill G asked in Cars & TransportationMotorcycles · 1 decade ago

What kind of milage are you getting on your tires?

Please show what tires you are using, what milage you have got out of them before replacement and how they ride. Bike type might be useful too.

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I had Dunlop H-D's on my Sportster. I had the bike a bit over a year, put 11,000 on it, and the tires were fine. Back had half tread remaining, and the front over 3/4th's. (I never rode it hard, or did burn out's or other stupid stuff.)

    My FXDWG has the same tires, since they gave good service on the Sporty I stayed with them. (Not the same exact tires! A new set, but the same make, model and size.) I've put a bit over 3,000 on these in three months, and they still have some of the little "nubs" from the molding process.

    Some of the reasons I get good wear could be this: I'm 46 and don't ride like a clown. The bike is my daily transportation since I don't own a car. The tires don't get flat spots, etc. I don't "curb" the tires, I always check the air pressure once a week, and the most important thing I have done is laser tire alingement when I get a bike. Get the tires straight and true, and that goes a long way to making them last. I also put a fork brace on all my bikes.

    Can't tell you about replacement mileage. I usually trade in my bike before the tires are shot! One other thing is I never ride two up. I'm pretty well much the only weight on the bike except for groceries.

    Hope this helps you out. If not, drop me a line and I'll try to be more specific.

    Source(s): So many bikes! So little time! Next bike is gonna be a street bob if I can swing the financing. About the end of the next model year in 2007.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have a 2006 Kawasaki ZZR-600 sport bike, and it's time for new tires. I've got about 5200 miles on the OEM Dunlop D207's, and they've been good tires for me. Not super sticky like Pilot Powers, but not near as squirrely as the D220's my SV650 came with.

    Sport Rider just did a comparison between tires (finally) and found very little difference between sport-touring, sport, supersport and DOT race tires. Since they are elitist at times, they of course pooh-poohed the sport touring tires because they were an average of four seconds slower per lap than the other tires, or a real world difference of just 5%.

    Another UK magazine (BIKE, I think) did the same type of test, except that they took different riders and didn't tell them which tire they were riding. Turns out that the sport-touring tires, with a more rounded profile, inspired more confidence in the riders and FELT faster even if they didn't have as much grip.

    So for my money, I'll accept taking a corner 5% slower (95 mph instead of 100?) if I can get 2,000 more miles and more predictable handling from my tires.

  • 1 decade ago

    Dunlops on FXDP, FLHTPI and 883XL......yes all Harley-Davidson. The first and second have Police tires(run flat) and the first tire,rear, was replaced at 21,000. The 883XL has 21k on it and still looks, run great.

    They are Harley-Davidson, how do you think they ride............all day long.

    There is also an R1 and R6 in the stable, and the R1 has had both meats replaced at around 7300 miles. The R6 we won't count, it was smoked off in less then 5k.

    The difference in longivity has to do with the compounds used in the production. Just like cage rubber, they are designed with a purpose. Sport bikes use a 'softer' compound to stick to the road, excessive speed corning, braking and traction NOW. Cruiser class is made for comfort and length of service. It cost about a third more for sport vs cruiser replacements also.

  • 1 decade ago

    I run Chen-Shin tires on my Japanese motorcycles because they are inexpensive, have good grip for the type of riding I do, and seem to last. On the 650cc & under, I got about 9000 miles on a rear. 10,000 is canvas. The fronts last until they crack. On the 750cc I've got 4000 mi. on a new set, and the rear looks almost new. The '06 Superglide has the factory Dunlops with 6700+ mi. and about 75% tread left on the rear.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    have an '05 sportster with the original dunlops. 5500+ miles so far. i ride to cruise, enjoy the sights, and have fun. i've scraped a peg here and there at times, but the tires still have a lot of life left.

    tire life will depend on riding style, wether or not u ride solo or 2-up alot, and how often u keep the air pressure to specs. doin burnouts is a waste of good rubber. ur money, but tires isnt cheap.

  • 1 decade ago

    My CBR600 is on it's second set of Dunlop 207's. They last right around10,000 miles. I use the bike more as a sport touring bike than a race bike so I am probably getting more tire life than most would with my bike/tire combo.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    03 RC51 1800-2000. if im lucky sport tech M3's same results from the M1's I tried the pirelli super corsa's one time and they were gone in 1300 great grip though The stock dunlop 207's sucked they had decent grip but would get a little greasy I think they were gone around 1500 and they didn't turn with a crap. hope this helps why don't you post what your bike type you would have better answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Don't know what kind of tires I have. My tires wear balding at about 12000 miles, but I keep riding on them for another 3000 until the cops pull me over and say, "Hey, you can't ride on those."

    Yamaha Virago 700, and previously Honda Nighthawk 450.

    Sux, don't it? Two tires for a motorcycle cost more than four for a car, and my car tires last 30,000 miles.

  • 1 decade ago

    Metzler Tourance. Very good on my BMW F650 both wet and dry. They are semi trail pattern but have good grip. I get between 6000 to 7000 miles out of a set before they get to the legal minimum.

    Source(s): Personal experiance.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Roadstar, Metzler 880 Marathons. I have 9500 on the back and probably can get another 1000. Front still looks new.

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