rear tire mileage - huge variations, is this normal?
I can’t 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 I’m thinking of going back to the TrailWings.