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post #1 of 52 Old 05-21-2015, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Rear O.E.M. Replacement tire

I replaced the OEM rear tire with the same at 7000 miles. Approaching 14000 miles, and will need a new rear tire. Front OEM tires lasted about 11000 miles. Any suggestions for a rear tire that lasts longer? And, can I mix and match, as my front ite only has 2000 miles. I should say, I ride 90% on road, TC set to 1 unless it rains.
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7000 miles on a rear tire is pretty dang amazing. I'm happy to get 5000 miles out of a rear.

In my opinion, the Pilot Road 4 is the best sport touring tire on the market right now. I believe Michelin makes a Pilot Road 4 "Trail" for the V-Strom, GS, and others.
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They do and even a 19" front!! Having a hard time deciding whether or not to purchase a set of them, which I want them, but not sure if I can afford them. My other choice is the best bang for the buck the Battle Wings
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I was expecting to hate the Battle Wings...but I put a hard 60 miles on them tonight...mostly in the twisty roads. Traction control light blinked at me a few times, but nothing scary happened. Even on the brakes the don't feel bad.

I've never liked a Bridgestone OEM tire, but these really aren't bad so far.
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I never got much more than 3k miles on a bike. My oem's have 6300 and the rear is shot. How are you guys getting that kind of mileage? Beats me.

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Beats me too.

I think the most miles I ever got out of a rear tire was between 4000-5000. I've seen a front go 13,000...but my rear tires get used up quick. Probably because I use a lot of engine braking and get on the gas early and often. I don't do a lot of highway miles. Mostly twisties.
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The longest lasting tires I have ran on a V in continental trail attacks, good grip on asphalt but not to great in the dirt.
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post #8 of 52 Old 05-22-2015, 08:32 AM
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If you only want a tire to last longer and still have decent performance at a more expensive cost, my vote would be on the Heidenau K60 rear tire.

For me I like to balance cost per mile and not necessarily max miles.

I'm running a Shinko 805 rear right now. It was under a hundred bucks to my door. If it lasts me 5k miles then it's more than paid for itself. It's been an awesome performer as well in all aspects.

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7000 miles on a rear tire is pretty dang amazing. I'm happy to get 5000 miles out of a rear.
Same here! I'm at 10,000 miles and just about ready to mount my third set counting the original!
Last were Tourance- may go with them again.

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I'm running a Shinko 805 rear right now. It was under a hundred bucks to my door. If it lasts me 5k miles then it's more than paid for itself. It's been an awesome performer as well in all aspects.
Shinko's are dirt cheap, but I've always been scared of them. I've heard some say they are great, and some say they are rolling death. I have to be able to trust my tires. When I toss the bike in a corner at 70+mph, I need to have a good feeling that barring any adverse road condition, it's gonna stick.

I have to admit, I'm pleasantly surprised at the Battle Wings. I hit a twisty last night with the TC on 2 and saw the light blink a few times. But it was in the mid 50s, so the road was cold.
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