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Offline TYKE

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 11:35:53 AM
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Re: time for tires again
Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 07:42:36 PM
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Offline Hades

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 01:36:23 AM
*Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
The life of a tire depends on the roads you ride on and the way you ride as well as the compound from which they are made.  Harder tires get more miles, but they give you less traction.  It's a compromise.

I've gotten 5,000 miles out of a tire, but others on the same bike and tire get 8,000.

Can you share what brand and model of this tyre  ? Cheers.

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Re: time for tires again
Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 11:20:26 AM
So far, I find the Roadtec01 most enjoyable. Last set lasted 11K km. The front had a few mm but the rear center was only 1mm left.

In Malaysia, most of the roads are bitumen which are good on tires. Feel the nasty surface for tires would be concrete road (which we have sections on the highway here).
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Re: time for tires again
Reply #14 on: March 02, 2020, 06:33:58 PM
I put a set of PR4's that were take off's from my ZRX1200(1500 miles). Didn't like them, initial turn-in. Dont like 'em on the V1k either, initial turn in but I'm not going to waste a set of tires. I'll use them up this summer as its my daily driver, then change to a set of T31's I picked up for $160/set last spring.
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Re: time for tires again
Reply #15 on: March 03, 2020, 01:00:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Hades [+]
Can you share what brand and model of this tyre  ? Cheers.

I've been running PRs for many years.  It's not the tire, it's the roads.  Florida has mostly straight roads and I wear out the middle of the tire, never the sides.  Others who live in more twisty road areas get more miles as they spend more time on the sides of their tires

 



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