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Rear Tyre Wear

Post by papagee » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:13 pm

I have a CBR 600f, since I bought it in April I have done about 2500 miles. The tyre looks a bit worn in the middle. The tyres were new when I bought the bike. How long would they normally last? Metzeler 2. I am not harsh on the take off. :confused

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by The Rossi Kid » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:24 pm

Way too many variables, weight, riding style, load are all factors.

Ride it till the wear indicators are flush with the tread then replace it.

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Zax » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:38 pm

As has been said above there is lots to take into account.

However for example I used to get 2500 miles out a rear on my R 6 and I get about 2300 out of a rear on my mille.

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by airwave » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:10 pm

get used to the "vauge" answers...................
on my cars, I get between 20,000 and 40,000 miles out of the tyres.
I'm fairly sedate as I'm old.
On my bikes, I get between 900 and 3000 miles out of a tyre
I'm fairly sedate as I'm old.

3000 is absolutely top whack, driving like my granny would be proud of me.
900 is being a wee bit of a hooligan.
on tracks, we have guys (and one particularly cute gel) here who can trash a back tyre in hours.

bikes eat tyres
round tyre, very small contact area = lots of pressure on what little rubber there is on the road = low life.

sadly, a fact of life on bikes


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another thing about the tyres, it's not so much the legality of them as the shape.
one of my bikes would legally do 6-9k miles on a front tyre
but it's a pig to ride when the front is not 'in shape' and I change the front same time as the rear, much nicer bike to ride that way.

tyre costs are a real and significant part of the cost per mile of riding a bike. get used to it.
To put that in perspective, 10 to 15 tanks of fuel is 1 set of tyres = + 300 quid
even more simply 15 quid of petrol = 30 quid of tyre (unless I'm following someone really slow like Noddy and 15 quid of petrol = 15 quid of tyre)

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Zax » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:54 pm

A couple of 900 mile weeekends will wreck a set of boots.

3 and a bit weeks was the shortest a rear tyre lasted me with road riding only.

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Kaybe » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:06 am

As stated before so many variables
my past recent experiences;

On GSXR 600 got about 2000 out back tyre on chlamydia tyre.

On my 996 as low as 800 and as good as 1600 from a back tyre, though that was fun run(s) everytime.

On an SV 1000 typically 1800, best 2200

Now on Big Mans Wanger R1200GS with Avon Azaros and rear done 4500 onto it edges, done a trip round Europe and keeps up with most bikes in the corners, excellent tyres :worthy

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Post by Sgoaty » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:15 am

I put a set of roadsmarts on my ZZR1400 and im at 2200 and the rear is very nearly done. Bike tyres dont last long :eek

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by papagee » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:27 pm

Thanks for the info. I just thought you would get much more miles per tyre. Not good when the hols are in a few weeks.

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Zax » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:03 pm

The tyres that I have had fitted to the bike are supersport tyres. you get 5000 from a front and half of that from a rear.


I have just put a set of Pirelli Angels on to my bike as I too am fed up of heading into Sillets every 5 -6 weeks.
I will see how I get on with a more sport -touring tyre .

I would suggest that it may be worth looking into for yourself for your next full set of tyres :2up

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Sgoaty » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:20 pm

Roadsmarts are supposed to be sports touring tyres :roll

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by coullstar » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:26 pm

Sgoaty wrote:Roadsmarts are supposed to be sports touring tyres :roll
Thats what Ive got and Ive noticed no difference from any supersport tyres Ive ever used. Looks like I should get 3000+ out the rear. Not bad from a 999 V-twin with my mass on board. I do try to avoid straight lines at all costs though.

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Akrapovic » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:23 am

Been running 2CT's for a few years now, and always been well pleased with them!! They did let slip on track though, but I think that was down to operator error, i.e. too much juice when they were mega hot......... :P

Getting between 2k - 3k on a rear, depending on what I'm up to.

Top tread. :2up

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Post by pjgsxr » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:56 am

coullstar wrote:
Sgoaty wrote:Roadsmarts are supposed to be sports touring tyres :roll
I do try to avoid straight lines at all costs though.
ive noticed!

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by Crazy Turbo Beast » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:37 pm

Commuting and high speed don't help either....

So my advice is buy a bike and don't use it, except for weekends and except for sunny days. Oh and only use half throttle and don't go above walking pace :2up

Now we're having fun eh? :roll

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by brooner » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:49 pm

I got 7k from the first set of tyres on my Panzer Traktor, and they werent on the bare bones then. (B'stone Battlewings if anyone is interested)

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Re: Rear Tyre Wear

Post by saoralba » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:39 pm

Use Pilot Road Two's.

Around £200 a pair fitted, rear does around 5K, front does around double that..

But that's 33bhp, and a maximum speed of 107kph.. ;)

The front just away top get replaced..

No issues with grip, been knee and peg down and still 1/2"-1" to go on the rear.
No real issues in the wet, take it fairly easy when its wet..

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