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rear tire mileage - huge variations, is this normal?

I cant understand why my rear tire mileage varies so much. My application is a DL1000, typical riding load about 250 lbs (rider + bags), 90% street, ambient temps ranged from 0 to 30 C (32 to 86 F). My riding is a 80-20 mix of highway and commuting; the highway riding avgs 130 km/ h (80 mph). Tire pressures follow manuf recoms. Actual rear tire mileage:
OEM TrailWing 12,000 km (8,000 miles)
BattleWing 4,800 km (not even 3,000 miles)
Shinko 705 (bias ply) 5,900 km (3,500 miles)

All these tires were subjected to exactly the same riding conditions. Is this normal?

With this history Im thinking of going back to the TrailWings.

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My experience Trailwing vs Battlewing rear: slightly more with the BW.

Wee, mixed riding, some hi speed interstate: approx. 10000 mi for either tire.


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Metzler Tourance (just replaced yesterday):
F: 20,000 miles
R: 10,000 miles

The rear had a lot of tread left in places but a bad highway strip down the middle from too much interstate so I replaced it anyway. Could have gotten several thousand more easily. The front was just plain gone.

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I got about 24000 or so km out of the stock tires. I replaced with Battlewings. I now have about 14,000km on them, and they are holing up VERY well. The rear especially so. No where near the wear bars yet.
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I cant understand why my rear tire mileage varies so much. My application is a DL1000, typical riding load about 250 lbs (rider + bags), 90% street, ambient temps ranged from 0 to 30 C (32 to 86 F). My riding is a 80-20 mix of highway and commuting; the highway riding avgs 130 km/ h (80 mph). Tire pressures follow manuf recoms. Actual rear tire mileage:
OEM TrailWing 12,000 km (8,000 miles)
BattleWing 4,800 km (not even 3,000 miles)
Shinko 705 (bias ply) 5,900 km (3,500 miles)

All these tires were subjected to exactly the same riding conditions. Is this normal?

With this history Im thinking of going back to the TrailWings.

Peter
strange, my tire life has been much more consistent even though my riding is inconsistent, varying from rural errand running, long distance highway, winter snow & ice and off road, very little urban or suburban riding

original TW -7000miles
Conti Road Attack 7000miles
Karoo T @ 35psi 5000 miles
Karoo T @ 42psi 7500 miles
D-607 6000 miles
Maxxis Detour 6000 miles
Conti Trail attack 10000 (did a bbg on this tire clocked over 4k highway miles in 4 days)
studded Karoo T 2500 miles (still has 60% wear left)
I just mounted a TKC80, only 500 miles so far

I was most disapointed in the D-607, a friend runs them on his 1200 GS Adventure and gets 15k+ miles



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Metzler Tourance (just replaced yesterday):
F: 20,000 miles
R: 10,000 miles
That's close to what I get out of Tourances.

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My mileage report;
Pirelli Scorpion Syncs 4000 miles. Great stick tho.
Bridgestone BT-021 5000 miles. OK stick. Got worse as tire wore.
Bridgestone BattleWing 4000 miles. OK.
Michelin Anakees (multiple sets) 5-7000 miles. Good stick
Michelin Pilot Roads (multiple sets) 5-8000 miles. Excellent stick
Michelin Pilot Road2 8000 miles. Hard miles. Excellent stick

Most of my miles are spent playing in the mountains with the sportbikes, commuting and my annual 5000 mile vacation trip. The guys that get 10k+ miles must be very light on the throttle.

Currently I have a Scorpion Trail on the front and a Pilot Road rear. I may try the Angel ST next.
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I just mounted a TKC80, only 500 miles so far
500 to go.

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I can count on more than 20,000 km with rear (non EX) tourance tires, and got about 17,000 km from the original stock. Fronts last double the rear.

I run around 42 psi in the rear, and 40ish up front. I'm 245 lbs and some people say I ride aggressively.

Now this is on a DL650 so you would likely get a bit less.

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