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post #1 of 9 Old 04-03-2018, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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tyre life

Hello all i have a 17 dl650 what kind of mileage can i expect from the rear tyre? I've done just over 2,000 miles so far and I'm planning a week in spain in june would i be better to put a new tyre on before i go?
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-03-2018, 05:32 PM
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Any tire should go 5000 + miles. I'm hard on tires and I get that. You should be fine.

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-03-2018, 05:39 PM
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I got 8000km out of each of my 1st 2 tires on my 650... mostly fully loaded on cross country tour.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-03-2018, 05:41 PM
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Here is the USA tyre life is almost infinite. Tires on the other hand . . .
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-03-2018, 09:29 PM
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YMMV. Rear 8-12,000mi give or take. 2up and load will chew it up, make sure to run higher pressure.

Front will last longer in normal conditions but Wee is hard on fronts in twisties; friend of mine who teaches MSF class managed to finish it in 7k.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-22-2018, 06:00 AM
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Which tires did you use?
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-22-2018, 07:53 AM
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Between 6000 and 12000 miles for tires, that's 9656 to 19312 kilometers for tyres.

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-22-2018, 10:58 AM
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Bridgestone Battlewings (BW501 & BW502):

front - 15,000 to 17,000 miles (24,000 to 27,000 km)
rear - 9,000 to 13,000 miles (14,000 to 20,000 km)

Loaded with side cases, top case, tank bag, pillion bag, and me. Changed with 1mm to 2mm of tread left, usually just before a 3,000 to 4,000+ mile trip. So probably some life left.


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post #9 of 9 Old 04-25-2018, 07:10 AM
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There is always plenty of tread left on the tire's edges.
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