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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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How many miles do you get out of a set of tires? What tires are you using?

This question was suggested by Twistiesman. Thanks for the great suggestion!

I got about 8000 miles on my OEM Michelin tires and replaced them while they still had a little tread left, but we were going to the Smackdown at the Gap so we changed them right before we left. I switched to the new Bridgestone BT010's and I really like them. I have 5000 miles on them so far and they still have considerable tread left. Will probably end up changing them again before we head up to the Gap this summer.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 03:12 PM
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D-207's, Get 4 to 5 thousand miles out of a set, change front and rear together, used four sets last year. That equals much fun. Don't do burnouts, use almost exclusively on two lane roads, very little interstate. If used on interstate a lot, or do burnouts, it "squares" them up quickly and I don't like that for Mountain twisties.
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I used up my stock 207's in less than 3,000 miles. No burnouts, all twisties riding. Got the BT010's and they seem like they will last a lot longer. They certainly perform better.
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I've Just replaced Both MEZ3racing after 2500 rear and 5000 front for BT010s' on my TLR. I'll let you know what they are like when I get the chance to play but hopefully they will be quicker turning than the metzlers without losing the stability.

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I normally get about 2,000 miles out of my 207GP's on the street. On the track I like 207GP Stars and normally get about 4-6 races (about 100 miles) out of a set before they are cooked.

I'm looking forward to trying out the new 208's as soon as I can locate a set. Will probibly end up buying them from http://ww.sporttire.com

I've never run a set of BT010's but from all of the good things I have heard about them I might give em a try.

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my gsxr has 207zr's. i get about 2000 rear, 3000 front.

i only ride it on backroads. i'm usually flying somewhere for work, and my garage is in the middle of about 4 great mountain roads.

my 400 uses bt-56ss. i have 3 weekends on them. but i'm not that fast.


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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 03:00 PM
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About 4500 to 5500 on D207s.
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I've got almost 7000 on my BT 56's but the rear is almost gone!
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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 06:45 PM
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Smile Tires?

I got 10,533 miles on my stock `207 rear(the cords were showing in the middle) before I put on a BT56SS.And I got 18,550 miles on the original front `207(it was really starting to do funky things to the handling)and replaced it with a BT56SS also.And to stop any rumours,I do not ride with Goldwings.Maybe twins are easier on tires,don`t know......
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post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-19-2001, 01:20 AM
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Auger, I think all things being equal, twins are harder on tires. The whole higher torque, low end grunt pushing the bike hard out of turns etc.
Perhaps it should be mentioned what bike we are doing this with, cause a R1 might eat a tire faster than a EX500. Just a thought.
My 900SS. 10,000 miles and I am about to replace the rear AGAIN. Bike stock comes with Michelin Pilot Sports, and I have been very happy with them. No plan on changing. I get about 7,000 miles out of the fronts. No wheelies, no burnouts.
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