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post #1 of 67 Old 11-17-2015, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Tire Wear

Can't find what I'm looking for with the search function,so here goes. Getting ready to turn over 5000 miles on my V. Here in NC we have to get an inspection,well my rear tire(stock) ain't going to cut it. It is shot. What are you guys getting as far as mileage. I know it will vary with the rider and condition,but I am not an aggressive rider and was really hoping for between 7-10,000 miles. Stock tire is good,but expensive to only get 5000 miles. Anybody running something different with better results. Was peaking at the Shinko 712-anybody have any feed back?
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Can't find what I'm looking for with the search function,so here goes. Getting ready to turn over 5000 miles on my V. Here in NC we have to get an inspection,well my rear tire(stock) ain't going to cut it. It is shot. What are you guys getting as far as mileage. I know it will vary with the rider and condition,but I am not an aggressive rider and was really hoping for between 7-10,000 miles. Stock tire is good,but expensive to only get 5000 miles. Anybody running something different with better results. Was peaking at the Shinko 712-anybody have any feed back?
Been using the Tourance tires for the last 2 years with a rough avg of 9-10,000 km on the rear & twice that on the front. Will be going to the Heidenau K76's as these are reported to get better mileage. The K76 are also less expensive. The rubber is harder on the K76 so more attention on wet roads might be required?

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I'm beginning my search as well and have no experience with thm but I keep hearing Michelin PR4 Trail if not going off road and ride year round. They are pricier than I'd like to spend but am told I won't be disappointed.

Unrelated but NC rider here too, I have the Arrow slip-on without DB killer. Do you know if I'll have to reinstall my oem pipe for my Inspection? (Apologize for thread jack)
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Bridgestone has an update for the Battlewing called the A40 (kind'a catchy name, don'cha think?), and they claim better longevity as well as better wet traction. It still is a so-called 90-10 tire.

What surfaces do you ride on? The Shinko does good, maybe 80-20 traction, but is low mileage. Mine made a tread noise, but maybe that was mainly the front. Factor in the cost of getting the tire changed at low mileage if you don't do it yourself. For pavement-only, Michelin Pilot Road 4 might be the best wet traction tire and good life. Bridgestone T30 is lower cost, not quite the wet performance. Avon Storm 3D X-M is claimed to have good tread life.

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I'm beginning my search as well and have no experience with thm but I keep hearing Michelin PR4 Trail if not going off road and ride year round. They are pricier than I'd like to spend but am told I won't be disappointed.

Unrelated but NC rider here too, I have the Arrow slip-on without DB killer. Do you know if I'll have to reinstall my oem pipe for my Inspection? (Apologize for thread jack)
Sorry Brisky,don't know about the exhaust on inspection. The last bike I had with aftermarket exhaust was not a problem. i don't think it should be a problem with just a slip on.
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I will check out the other tires mentioned. I use mine as road bike only. I have a DR650 for everything else. I guess I'm looking for the bang for the buck-if that exists!!!! Keep the info coming. Thanks.
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I know a lot depends on where you ride, but my stock tire on my 2015 DL1000 was replaced at almost exactly 10,000 miles and probably would have been passable for another thousand or so. (I would have thought NC gets much more tire life since I'd be spending so much more on the sides of the tires!)

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A40 looks interesting hadn't seen those. I also like saying Axe over Wing
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I'm beginning my search as well and have no experience with thm but I keep hearing Michelin PR4 Trail if not going off road and ride year round. They are pricier than I'd like to spend but am told I won't be disappointed...
On my first Wee, these served me well. I was very pleased in all respects except price. They'll likely be going on my current (new to me) Wee when the Continental TKC 70s now on it are gone.

2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.

2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 46K+. Love it!
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Shinko 705 rear can deliver 5-6K miles. The fronts double that. Motorcycle Super Store about $150 a set
The Heidenau K60 got 7K miles but cost $150 for just the rear tire.
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