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RC79Scott

Tires!

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On 5/17/2016 at 7:22 PM, RC79Scott said:

I'm only at about 3500 miles on my stock Dunlops, but on the rear I notice the indicators near the center are getting very close...  The edges are great.  The front is wearing more in the center, too, but still looks great even there.  Living in an area with plenty of twisty roads I did not expect the center of the tire to wear that quickly, but I guess I do too much straight-line riding anyway.  Shrug.  This is my first sporty bike, so maybe I am just having a rude awakening.  A few questions:

 

1)  Could this have been an inflation issue?  I check the pressure basically every time I ride, and kept the rear on 42 as directed.  I wonder if that was too much...

 

2)  Or do these tires just wear that quickly?  Reading through previous posts it doesn't seem uncommon at all, but then I'll see someone say they got 8k out of theirs.

 

3)  Given that I am not an aggressive sport rider and that I apparently am doing too much straight-line, then what tire would be a good one that would be more touring than sport?  Seems like everyone talks about good sport and/or rain performance, but not so much touring.  I only ride in the rain if I get caught out, and my internal sport rider is apparently less Rossi, and more Pussy, than I imagined.  I guess I need "touring sport" tires rather than "sport touring".

By pie314

You are not dreaming.they do wear fast. 5500 miles and I'm going to pilot power 3 sets. I had the stock pilot powers on my vs 1000th.  Front went well at 12500 and rear I had less. But 12500 they got me cross country and then some.not. fan of Bridgestone. Pilot powers all the way! Great on all weather too.

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If you're getting 1250 from PP3's, you should go for a touring tyre.

I really liked the PP3's, but only got 10000km from the front and sides were worn smooth, and 8000km from the rear which was very evenly worn.

I don't commute, mostly weekend fun.

On Rosso III's at the moment, and like them even more, makes the bike feel lighter.

 

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I run the Metzeler Sportec M7 RR's. Really like them

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Old thread from 2016.

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