This was my stocker after 4500 miles. I guess there was another 500 to 1000 miles left in the tire. With my own A$$ above the tire I didn't want to take any chances.cbxer55 said:3000 mile difference between 2 people on the rear tire?
GEE, I wonder who was smoking their tires all over town!
I am usually happy with 5000 for the rear and 10000 for the front.
That way I buy 1 rear tire one year.
Next year I get a front and rear.
Time will tell with this beast!
Midwest City, OK.
You know when you take into account the rubber compound of the stock tires , the torque this bike has then add pulling and stopping a 300lb trailer for as miles as it did and a little playing here and there.................... I think the stock tire did a hell of a job going for 6000mi :bigthumbsup:Lamonster said:Right at 6000 for me. No standing burnouts but a few rolling burnouts.
I think the heat took a little life out of it too. A lot of that was over 100 degree temps.Bonehead said:You know when you take into account the rubber compound of the stock tires , the torque this bike has then add pulling and stopping a 300lb trailer for as miles as it did and a little playing here and there.................... I think the stock tire did a hell of a job going for 6000mi :bigthumbsup:
I'm hopeing mone will go atleast that far, that should get me through this riding season :doorag:
Not sure what your mean by that??? There were no burnouts on the tire and the pressure was kept at 42 psi for the life of the tire. There were plenty full throttle accelerations and powering out of corners which caused the three distinct areas of wear. How would you overheat the tire other than power burnouts or underinfaltion?????Pr0wl3r-X said:bob109,
Looks like an overheated tire to me.... ???
I'd say you're in the minority...especially the front tire. Even if there's tread left, by 10K there will usually be at least some cupping of the front tire. I've got just about 10K on my Dunny Elite 3's but the front is starting to cup...handling in turns is beginning to suffer a bit, so it'll go soon...but I only got about 6500 to 7000 out of my stock tires.:dontknow:I'm some what confused about the replacement of stock tires on My 9er,
I just had the 11,000 mile service done and the tires still look brand new,(confirmed with the dealership, I asked) hardly any wear at all. I read all these post about replacing rear tires at 4500 and 6000 miles and have got to wonder am I doing something right, wrong or did I just get a lucky tire. I use my 9 to ride approximately 80 miles a day to work so I'm extremely cautious about the maintenance, and figure the dealership would be the first to confirm me needing a tire (sales/profits and all that). As I am about to take a trip to Key West FL approxiately 900 miles round trip sounds like maybe I should get a second opinion. Any thoughts? I appreciate your input.:cop:
So do you ride a m109 or a VZR1800? Conversions, sheesh...!:joke:No seeing where you're from, depending on how hot the road is, I managed to get 16,000km's on my rear and am still working on my front. I did have about 500 - 1000 more kilometers left but I too am heading out on a big trip and didn't want to change it on the road. I live in a mild temperature climate. Usual temps are about 20 - 25 degrees' celcius.
Hope this helps.
By the way there's lots of sites out there to convert the km's into mileage.