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post #1 of 14 Old 05-19-2016, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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battle wing needs to last longer than 5700 miles


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post #2 of 14 Old 05-19-2016, 01:23 PM
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Rear tires get eaten up more on the 1000 for obvious reasons, and depending on road surface/pressure/how you ride will all make an obvious difference.

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post #3 of 14 Old 05-19-2016, 05:25 PM
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Are you really getting 27mpg? Thats very very low. Would make total sense if you are that heavy on the throttle or riding off road regularly
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That new tire looks fit for Military use! what is it?

FWIW we got about 8,000 miles from our rear BW, (5 months riding)my biggest fear as it wore down was getting a tear or puncture off road, after a nasty rocky section one day it had many little cuts in the remaining tread!! The front was changed also at this time, however I reckon it would have got to 12,000 miles no problem! (and no cuts)
We ride 95% two up which puts a lot of strain on a rear tire, as does engine braking we now have Conti TKC70 and they are proving excellent -though I doubt they,ll last as long as the BW. I got them for their dirt manners

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Are you really getting 27mpg? Thats very very low. Would make total sense if you are that heavy on the throttle or riding off road regularly


I actually got 29.2 on that tank after I filled up a little bit ago. It was a 116 mile tank at mostly 3 digit speeds. I am very heavy on the throttle and do ride off-road when I can. Next is probably a dark side for my big trip this fall.
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That new tire looks fit for Military use! what is it?



FWIW we got about 8,000 miles from our rear BW, (5 months riding)my biggest fear as it wore down was getting a tear or puncture off road, after a nasty rocky section one day it had many little cuts in the remaining tread!! The front was changed also at this time, however I reckon it would have got to 12,000 miles no problem! (and no cuts)

We ride 95% two up which puts a lot of strain on a rear tire, as does engine braking we now have Conti TKC70 and they are proving excellent -though I doubt they,ll last as long as the BW. I got them for their dirt manners

We changed the BWs

The BW are a GREAT on road tire. 90/10 the front BW


It's a Michelin anakee 3. I ride very heavy throttle. And lots of engine braking. And my area isn't so twisty.
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Avon Distanzia Rear, 99$

Check out Iron Pony out of Westerville OH.

Their Ebay store has a smokin deal on the Avon AM44 Distanzia rear tire.
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Sounds like you need a Gixxer. Lol
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Your not alone mate, mine looked the same at 5900 miles and sometimes I get 50mpg. A Bridgestone a40 went on.
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The abrasiveness of the rock used in the pavement where you ride matters a lot, as well as your speed, load, heat, proper inflation, etc.

The new Bridgestone Battleax A40 is a longer mileage & better traction replacement for the Battlewing.

Avon has their new Trailrider replacing the Distanzia. Low Distanzia prices may be close out prices.
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