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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?
 

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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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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.
 

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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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I have Michelin PR4 front and rear from day one on my bike. Now, 8.000 miles, rear is only half way (or a bit more) through and front one is as good as new. I ride only paved roads, sometimes agressive, sometimes not. Ah, and 10% of my riding is with pillion.
 

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I still have the original trailwings on my 2012 DL650A. Just over 13,000 miles on them now. Still some tread left. I do mostly steady highway riding commuting to work so I am easy on them. Will replace them in the spring as it is almost time to put the bike away for the winter. Want to try Pirelli scorpion trails.
 

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I went through 2 sets of trail wings in 10,000 miles, got pissed and put on shinko 705's. If its gonna eat tires its gonna eat cheap ones, so far the shinkos are awesome and not wearing out.
 
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I changed my Heidenau K60's out at 15000km. They had lots of life left in them but 1. they were getting poor performance on wet pavement and 2. I was in north eastern Ontario on a Friday and had a 3000km drive home in what the weather forecast was saying was going to be rain all the way. The dealership I stopped at did not carry Heidenau but did have the Michelin Anakee 3's so I put them on. I like the anakee's a lot. Not as aggressive (80/20 vs 50/50) but way nicer on the pavement and not to bad on the service roads I do.
 

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Just under 4000 miles on the original Bridgestones and they're almost worn out. Maybe they sold Suzuki them cheap in the hope that we'd replace like for like :surprise:
 

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Went through my front and rear stock tires at about 7,000 mi. I use my Glee for commuting and put on about 250-300 mi minimum per week, with about 80% of that on the highway. I'm about 5,000 miles into the Metzeler Tourances I installed, and they are doing better than the stock set was 5,000 mi in.

Another note...by 5,000 my stock front and rear wheels were showing uneven wear (just off-center of the tire midline). Running the Tourances with the same pressures and without any major changes to riding style or paths, I haven't yet noticed any sign of uneven wear. Go figure.
 
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