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Old 04-27-2005, 12:52 PM   #21
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

Have you considered rotating them?
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:32 PM   #22
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

XB front ends are defective too... it's like they're photo sensitive or something, green light makes 'em lift off the ground.



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Old 04-27-2005, 01:38 PM   #23
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I'd move to a state that doesn't have an annual inspection.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:38 PM   #24
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now let's not be ridiculous
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:44 PM   #25
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They said it has to show 3mm in tread depth and I was just on the limit. I went back today and they actually passed me, but I sort of had to plead for the pass. The local BUELL dealer inspected it yesterday so I was wary of calling those guys liars as I am new to the area and would hate to have to ride 100 miles for service.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:46 PM   #26
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thanks for the informative reply I'll wait until I get a response regarding the Pirelli scorpion syncs
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:47 PM   #27
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and forego any track schools right
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:03 PM   #28
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

Well, I have the same bike and the same tires and the rear was gone after 1500 miles. I replaced it with the same model and at 3000 miles, the central portion is down to 2 mm and the sides are at about 4mm. The front tire will likely last another 2000. I did have a couple of spirited rides at Deals Gap so, I had fun for my money. I think that downshifting on the Buell is inherently harder on the rear tire because of the engine inertia and that may explain why your mileage isn't any better even without wheelies.
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:18 PM   #29
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

From the way you discribe your riding style, I'd say try a set of Continental Conti Force. On my CBR1000F, they held the road and held-up pretty good; it was a tank. Best of all, they're cheap!
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:39 PM   #30
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

I got 1400 miles out of a Dunlop 207 rear on my XB9SL. I'm not an aggressive rider. I could have probably squeezed another 500 out of it before it became really dangerous, but I'm pretty conservative when it comes to bike tires.



I had 3000 on the Pirelli rear on my XB9SX and was waiting on a new tire when it went flat. I was planning to put a couple hundred more on it before replacing.



I like the Pirellis. I am more confident in them than I ever was the Dunlops. The added mileage is a bonus!



Reports of short-lived Dunlop 207's are typical on the Buell forums. There seems to be a relationship between a rider's weight and tire longevity. The guys that weigh around 150 were getting significantly more mileage than the guys around 200 pounds. Typical mileage figures were 1500 - 2500 miles. Road surface is a bigger factor than I realized at first. The chip / seal road surface that is so common in my area REALLY seems to chew up tires.



There may be better options, but I am certain that you won't be disappointed with the Pirellis on your Buell.







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