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Ok looking into what is the best LD tire for a Wee. I am running Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail for the Wee now but the 1st set I only got 10,165 miles out of the rear and was hopping for more. Any good idea's for a long lasting rear tires as im about to go on a 11,000 mile LD ride home to home and do not want to have to get new tires out on the road.
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Lots of the LD guys run metzler 880rear and mez 6 front.. the 880 is a very hard tire.. I ran this combo on my ST 1100 and lasted a long time on that fat lady...

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thanks Mitch how many miles are did you get on the 880's. I will be in your neck of the woods on 17th of May on my way to Key West as I am riding the 4 Corners of the USA maybe we can meet up
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Ok looking into what is the best LD tire for a Wee. I am running Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail for the Wee now but the 1st set I only got 10,165 miles out of the rear and was hopping for more. Any good idea's for a long lasting rear tires as im about to go on a 11,000 mile LD ride home to home and do not want to have to get new tires out on the road.
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Mitch

2007 Suzuki VStrom 650
Tire wear is very subjective on multiple factors. This is just a guess, but the PR3 is probably a very long wearing tire in general. Some people would get more out of it than you did, and some less. As an example, a friend with the exact same bike got only around 4,500 miles on his PR2 rear. I had at the time of a discussion with him, about 7,000 on mine and it looked fairly new. He couldn't figure it out; neither could I. 4,500 on a PR2 is LOW! But that is all he was getting. I sold my bike the following winter with over 8,000 on the rear and it still looked great. That was on a 1050 Triumph.

I could be wrong, but I think whatever you try, you are going to get somewhat similar results due to your riding habits, locale, etc.
 

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"Metzeler Tourance (Original model) has been my top mileage getter. 14,000 miles and still legal tread"

Music to my ears. I recently put a Tourance on the Wee.
I used to get gobs of miles on the Metzler ME88's but they were Bias ply. 20K plus out of the rear and 40k out of the front. I hear the Gold wing guys like them them for the life they give.More expensive to buy but maybe worth it in the long run.
 

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Been very happy with the ME880s. They are adding a longer lasting ME888 to their line up but not available in our size ( yet ?? )

If the demand is there, they will start to produce them in our sizes... Hint Hint
 

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Slagman, could you be more specific, like what range is your mileage...10K, 14K, etc.
Averaging about 14,000 miles rear and 23,500 front. I change them out quite a bit before the wear indicators " advise " it's time.
 
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