01-20-2002, 06:54 PM
I'm just wondering what tires y'all are running and how many miles you get out of a rear?? I'm on my 4th dunlop 207 in 7300 miles of semi-easy riding. Everyone that rides on 207 around here get about 3000-3500 miles out of them. I get about 1800 miles??? Thanks for the help.
01-21-2002, 04:32 AM
Metzeler Rennsport, front tire aprox. 12 hrs and rear about 6 hours. One front tire for 2 backtires.
Thatīs on the track!
I guess you can drive them about 2- 3000 km with regular road-use!??
Excellent grip, go for them:D
01-21-2002, 04:51 AM
Hmm.. that's scary guys.. I rather pick a harder type of tyre to ensure they last longer than what you're saying.
I want to get atleast 6000km out of a tyre. I'm not rich enough ya know :D
01-21-2002, 05:08 AM
Got 4500 out of the original D207 on my 2K1 R1, when the white fibers in the center appeared (I know, will not let it go that far again). On BT010 now. I'll be happy with 5000. Grips seems to be the same. BTW, the D207 usage was semi-aggressive, to include a few 80-145 MPH surges. :)
01-21-2002, 07:17 AM
I'm getting about 3,000 miles out of the Pilot Sports before I HAVE to replace them. I look at tires as consumables like fuel and oil. I'd rather have great tires that wear out fast than mediocre tires that last. Look at that...I spelled "mediocre".
Good tires are cheap insurance. Its part of the cost of riding. Buy the best tires you can. They are your interface with the road.
01-21-2002, 09:36 AM
Yeah I have no problem spending money on tires but $150 every 1500 miles is getting a little expensive. Does weight have a lot to do with tire wear?? I weigh about 250. What about tire pressure?? I try to keep about 34lbs in the rear. I doubt that I would ever get 5000 miles of of a rear tire but 3000 would be nice!
01-21-2002, 10:50 AM
Humm, I'm running 207's and getting an average of 1500 on the front, and 2000 on the rear. I used to get ticked because they wore so quickly, but who cares because they stick. Why buy a cheaper tire that you might get more miles out of, and have it let you down. $300 bucks for a set of tires is alot cheaper than $3000 bucks for a new fairing and parts. Just my .02 cents.:D
01-21-2002, 04:52 PM
Owner's manual calls for 36F/42R above 198lbs and 36/36 Min.
I know 34 will make it stick a bit better
(how much better?) I guess your street riding style will determine if you'll need all that advantage. I'm anal about tire pressure and check it weekly. BTW, I'm 170 and ran 36/36 with that original D207. :)
01-21-2002, 05:40 PM
I cant say how long tires last because I abuse mine but 34psi is a little beefy,I set mine at 30 cold so when warm they are running about 33psi,but that is me:D