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Old 04-27-2005, 05:17 PM   #31
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

Try either Michelin Macadam's. Either bias ply or radials. I got about 6000 miles on a radial Macadam on my 1997 T1000S. The front lasted even longer. I also have an ST1100, which I run with Macadam 50's. The rear tire saw about 10,000 miles before being bald in the middle. Tons of tread farther out. Also had good luck with a Metzeler ME55 Metronic. Pretty sticky and decent life too. I also heard good things about the Dunlop D205. No experience though. The Michelin's are cheap(er) and last da best!
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #32
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

Try either Michelin Macadam's. Either bias ply or radials. I got about 6000 miles on a radial Macadam on my 1997 TL1000S. The front lasted even longer. I also have an ST1100, which I run with Macadam 50's. The rear tire saw about 10,000 miles before being bald in the middle. Tons of tread farther out. Also had good luck with a Metzeler ME55 Metronic. Pretty sticky and decent life too. I also heard good things about the Dunlop D205. No experience though. The Michelin's are cheap(er) and last da best!
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:12 PM   #33
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

I had 5500 miles on my OEM issue D207's on a 2001 ZX-6r in less than 4 months which I thought was amazing.....it seems that the tire wear has a direct relation to TQ though as a 600 is rather mundane in the TQ department and my Superhawk goes through tires every 3500 miles or so......just my 2 cents
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:22 PM   #34
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Default Re: F'n nails.....

Picked up a nail in my AV46 tonight on the way home, plugged it but it didn't hold so it looks like Avon AV46ST's are good for about 12k + 1 nail



I almost got stuck with a D220. Karma after what I said about them, but Cycle Gear in Tacoma has a Pilot Road for a buck fitty OTD so I'll take the wheel down there tomorrow and get it taken care of. I think the Avon would have been good for around 15k or so, just for the record..Nice tire but spendy and back ordered so looks like I'm back on Michilins.



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Old 04-28-2005, 01:33 AM   #35
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

Me too. I've had 15000 miles out of a pair of Macadams on an old Beemer R100RS, and I've got a Macadam 50 on the back of a Sportster right now with 10,000 miles on it and still tread to spare. IMHO, though, they're not for people who like to strike sparks off the footrests in turns: my more modern Beemer has Bridgestone 020s on and there's a hell of a difference. I don't think I'd like to run a Buell on Macadams - or at least, not if I intended to ride with any enthusiasm.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:57 AM   #36
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

1600 miles from a name brand tire like Dunlop seems pretty low, but softer (read stickier) compounds are meant to grip...not to last. Just the same, I'd like to know where the so-called measurements were taken. Were the treadware indicators showing? If not, I think your inspector jumped the gun, though new tires are always nice. I like Bridgestone Battlax tires, tried several styles, all wore at least 5k miles. Good Luck.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:15 AM   #37
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stopies always were my rear tires quick lol.
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:28 AM   #38
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

OK, prbably doesn't help you much, but I just replaced the Metzler 880's on my Vmax with about 18,000 miles on them. I know a woman with a Valkyrie that had a set of Avon Venom's go 32,000 for her. Mileage can be had!



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Old 04-28-2005, 05:42 AM   #39
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

"The guys that weigh around 150 were getting significantly more mileage than the guys around 200 pounds.



Dammit! Weight discrimination! Will this bigotry never end?????



So, because I had a few extra Big Macs, I'm going to wear out tires faster??? Oh, the humanity.....
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Old 04-28-2005, 06:28 AM   #40
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Default Re: No burnouts, no wheelies, no tread life?

This really makes no sense to me at all. I've consistantly gotten 8 to 10 thousand miles out of my rear tires, and I ride a bike that weighs roughly 130 pounds more than your buell (CBR1000f).



A better question though... would be why on earth would you choose to live in a commie state that requires inspection of such things?
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