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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Tire?

What kind of mileage are you guys getting out of a set of tires?
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Tire mileage

I have been getting around 10,000 miles out of Bridgestones. The front will go farther but I sometimes change both. My first set I got 8,000 but I have eased up a little on the throttle in first and second gear.

The key's are how often and hard you twist your right hand and to a lesser extent check air pressure. Maybe engine braking a little. I like to use the front brake more in straight stops to balance out tire wear.

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My front tire made to 7950 my back made to 9639. Front tire went fast because I followed yamaha psi specs. Way too low need to run 41 42 psi in the front.Rear tire could have made further but I like to twist the throttle and do burn outs. I know I'm still a kid inside an old mans body lol.

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I just changed my Dunlop 404 rear tire after 24000+ kms. It was worn right done to a slick. Replaced with another Dunlop 404 as I feel very comfortable on it.

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My rear has 5500 on it, its not worn down completely but its starting to get the square center.. My front is wearing bad on the sides for some odd reason is that from wrong pressure? I think I will replace them with some Bridgestones this week..
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I'm running Metzler Marathons and have gotten 6K+ out of mine and they are still holding GREAT! Running a 200/50/17 on the back with realistically about another 5K-6K left on it...front still looks new too.....probably have to replace them when I get back from Sturgis as they'll accumulate another 5K+ there and back.....will do the Metzlers' again though!

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I get over 20K on the rears and around 14K out of the fronts.
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I get over 20K on the rears and around 14K out of the fronts.
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Okay who had "less than 18 hours" in the "this will switch to a car tire discussion" office pool?



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Nobody mentioned ct, just mileage.
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.......and so it begins.......

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