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Tyre Milage

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Max, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Just a quick question what kind of tyre milage are people getting on 1000cc sports bike with good quality sports tyres?

    Cheers
    Max.


     
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  2. depends on your riding style. Some blokes can get 10,000k+ by riding sedately and simple commuting, others struggle to get 1-2000k because they do trackwork or very aggressive road riding.

    also depends on the compound, whether you go for a soft grippy which will wear quicker or a harder one which will last longer.

    Then there are those who get even less due to burnout fetishes. :LOL:
     
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  3. Cheers mate, looking at buying a z1000 and just trying to sort out finances.
     
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  4. Dunlop 208GP's 190 rear / 120 front about 2000 to 3000 klms.

    I put aside $60 a week for tyres.
     
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  5. ~12,000km on a VFR800 with Battlaxe 020 rear and 010 front. 4/5th of that commuting, the rest on rides. I didn't slouch on it either. Have moved on to another bike now, but can't help with that, yet.
     
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  6. There's a lot more weight on top of yours than there was on mine :p :LOL: :p :LOL: :p :LOL: :p
     
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  7. I got 3000ks out of the BT014s on the K5,crap bloody tyre though :? Michelin Pilot Powers rock!! :D 8) :LOL:
     
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  8. was running metzeler sporttecs and got about 10,000k's out of the back and 18,000k's out of the front, was mostly commuting with a bit of riding, but i dont profess to be any great rider...

    i'm now using roadtecs (z4 i think) which i'm 5,000k's into and am starting to get the straight line flat spot in the rear :? if i only get 10,000 out of the roadies its back to the sporttecs.

    they are attached to the heavy old zx7r with a 145kg bloke on top, so i spose it isnt too bad :)
     
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  9. On a 1000cc twin....nowhere near enough!! :D
     
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  10. Isn't it amazing that despite more than twenty years of the metric system, we still talk about mil(e)age as a unit of measure???
     
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  11. 'kilometerage' sounds a bit funny :D
     
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  12. Let us know about the wear on the Powers. Just put 'em on the trumpet, and I hope I get better than 3,000 :shock:
    Then again, you could be a tyre shredding maniac :p
     
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  13. what about "k's" then?
     
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  14. 3-5k out of the 012. Now trying a 014.

    Cheers 8)
     
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  15. I've had powers for about 5,000 now and the rear looks to have 500/1000 left onit until it's at the indicators.

    Front is just starting to cup on the RHS.
     
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  16. 9,000k so far on the Michelin Macadams on the Storm and they still look really good, probably another 5-6k at least left on them. Mostly commuting and pretty sedate riding otherwise. Wish they would wear a bit quicker so I can justify some decent hoops.
     
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  17. burnouts! :D
     
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  18. I looked recently at my records: Pilot Sports that replaced (?) Macadams , in my case,
    13-15, 000 km.
    Most recent change to Pilot powers, expect less kms but better grip levels.

    Cheers,
    G
     
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  19. Perhaps he's just talking down to you old blokes. :p :LOL:
     
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