Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hemet, California, 75 miles SE of LA
Fullbores are good tires
With normal riding, bike not loaded up all the time, you should get at least 7K miles out of your rear Full Bore M40 adventure touring tire. I got 6.6K with a lot of touring in the mix. I had no problems with this tire, wet or dry surfaces.
My front Full Bore adventure touring tire has 5,000 miles on it and it seems to have zero wear on it, I kid you not. This isn't because the rubber is too hard, either; I can flex the surface of the knobs by running a finger over them with firm pressure, and I have total confidence in them in hard fast turns -- I'm hardly a squid, but I've scraped the pegs a few times in the mountains around here, sometimes inadvertently.
While they're a significant improvement in dirt and hardpack gravel over the OEM Trailwings, which in my experience are little better than slick pure pavement tires, the Full Bores are certainly not dirt tires. I'd say they're 75/25 street to dirt. Of course when you go off pavement that 25% is a hell of a lot better than nothing.
BTW, I didn't notice any squirrely behavior at the outset -- maybe because I purposely ran them around some deep dirt after mounting them to get the mold release off -- nor do I notice any whine at speed.
Last edited by Fellow Traveller; 01-19-2014 at 05:38 PM.