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post #1 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tire life in miles, what is you experience...

I just came back from a dealer service center. I asked about tires and brand selection. When they heard how many mile I have on my tires they thought I should stay with the brand I have The Bridgestones that came on my DL-1000.

I was equally amazed at what they said was the average life in miles is for motorcycle tires.

I wonder what the vaerage life in miles we experience as group.

Please post up your experience...


3 miles on p/u 4/22/06 55,700 as of 6/14/09 and climbing..
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post #2 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 04:20 PM
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I replaced my rear at 8k but not because of wear. I picked up a 1/4 lag screw and couldn't get it plugged.

I just replaced the front at 18k but I pushed it too far. Nothing bad happened but I really should have done it around 16k. I just got lucky.

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post #3 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 04:56 PM
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I got 10,000 miles on the rear Anakee. The front has 12,000 and will be replaced very soon.

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post #4 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 05:13 PM
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TW rear = 16,000Kms (10,000 Miles)
TW Front = 18,000Kms (11,000 Miles)


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post #5 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 05:37 PM
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Just now replacing the front TW at 8200. Replaced the rear TW at 5500 because I picked up 2 nails and rode on 2 plugs for 3mos. I probably could have got at least another 2000 out of it. Both replaced with Tourances.
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post #6 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 06:22 PM
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Replaced both 'Wings at roughly 7500 miles. The rear was toast, but the front probably had another 1000 miles left in it. However, I switched to a Metzler Z6 for the rear - and since mix 'n matching is not a good idea I replaced the front at the same time. I'm glad I did, as I prefer the Z6s. They definitely handle better and seem to wear better too. I'd guess they'll last about 9000 miles, maybe more.

I've had really good luck with Avon Venoms on my H-D. They improved ride and handling and gave me about 15000 quality miles to boot!
post #7 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 09:38 PM
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DL650 stock Trailwings 16,000km /10,000 miles

ME880 Rear 25,000km /15000 miles and no sign or wearing out

Front Avon Venom X 11,000km /6600miles lQQking good so far 8)

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post #8 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 09:49 PM
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Wow, I think I had about 5K on the stock Trailwing. Yikes, I ride like a madman.

That said, in my opinion the Trailwings were great for about 1500 miles, after that they were like riding on a constant tar snake for the last 3500 miles. Worst tires ever if you ride the bike pretty fast and hard.

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post #9 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 10:16 PM
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dl650K06, 5800 on rear Trailwing, front looks like it will go 10,000+.
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post #10 of 39 Old 08-14-2006, 11:33 PM
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I'm at 4K and the rear's getting pretty well worn.. I'm guessing they have another 1 to 1.5K left..

I have a brand new set of Michelin Pilot Road tires in the garage, just waiting for the Deathwings to go away..

I'm hard on tires.. I brake hard and I accelerate hard.. I'm not a wheelie or stoppie guy, but I do run tires hard.. Even more so on twins.. Must be the torque pulses or something..

I've hated the Wings from day one. I never felt comfortable on them, even after raising the forks, which really helped the way the bike felt..

From what I gather, I think I'll really like the Pilot Roads.. Very neutral and sticky, and I've had them on other bikes and was pleased with mileage, too..

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