02-04-2002, 09:45 PM
I am just wondering what some of the larger than average people are getting mileage wise out of their rears?? I'm about 6'4 250 and I can't get more than 2200 (not very aggressive) miles out of a 207. Anyone getting any better mileage out of the 010's??? I hear people telling me all the time they get 3500-4000 miles out of a 207 and they ride much harder than I do but also weigh 75 lbs less. Does weight have that much to do with tire wear?? Thanks for all the help
02-04-2002, 10:14 PM
I think weight shouldn't have anything to do with tire wear if u increase tire pressure accordingly...but i couldn't say how much you should increase it... :blah
02-04-2002, 10:34 PM
I'm running 34 psi in the rear
02-05-2002, 03:29 AM
Im 6ft and weigh 190lb at the moment. Ive always had the same tyre wear even when i was only 175lb. Its all down to how you ride. I always tend to accelerate really hard. At the moment, i do 80miles a day to work and back on my bike, and most of that is just cruising at a steady 100mph. Im finding im getting around 2500 miles out of any rear medium soft tyres like Bridgestone 56"s, 010"s, Dunlop 207"s, Dragon Corsa Evo"s etc...
My friend rides slower than me and never really accelerates hard. He also changes up gears early and never redlines his bike. He"s done 6000miles on his current Bridgestone 020 rear and its only looking half worn!!!!!! Thats unbelievable mileage.
I find that i always get the same mileage regardless of bike also.. ive got a r1 and an old zxr750L2, and also had the same milage on a zx6r and a 748sps.
02-05-2002, 08:19 AM
34 psi might be a little soft. I was told by one of the Hooters wrenches that 36 front, 38 rear is standard. He said that whatever you run for pressure, the rear should be 2 psi higher.
02-05-2002, 08:50 AM
I'm a firm believer that wieght does add to tire wear. I'm a big boy myself 6'5"/250 and I useally get about 1,700 to 2,000 miles on my rear and about 2,500 on the front.
My riding buddies who are more the sportbike criteia: 5'something and 150 some lbs, they useally get about 500 to 1,000 more miles on thier tires then what I do. We all ride about the same style and speed(Were lunatics) so this leads me to believe that my wieght does add to the tire wear.
I forget where I had seen an article on R1s with various tires tested, I think it was one of those awesome British mags, but it's not that old and they compared and thrashed like 10 different tire combos and came to the conclusion that the Bridgestone 010's were the best tires for the R1, and the Michellin Pilot Sports were 2nd best. Now, this is Street Tires, not track..... I personally will never let my baby wear anything but the Bridgestones, I love 'em!!