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post #1 of 12 Old 01-08-2013, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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General question about tires

I've had my bike for approximately 8 months now and I'm going at about 4,000 miles on her. I've noticed that I'm about to need some tires is that about right? It seems that, that isn't too much on my tires but from the wear on them I do believe that I will need the tires?! What is the amount of time and need of tires that you guys have experienced under the same or somewhat amount of time?! Just curious?


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Mine usually hit about 6k to 8k miles. Around the same time I guess.

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On my 2011 the factory tires were a single compound tire and wore out in roughly 3700 miles, I commute as well as ride for fun, about 60% commute miles. I switched to a multi compound tire (Dunlop Q2) and have been getting much better mileage from them.

Can't quote a number on the Q2 as I started using them at the track but it's not the middle that wears out from commuting anymore! I wore the last one out after 3500 street miles and 2 track days, the sides no longer had any grooves in them but the middle did.

Tire choice is so fickle and it depends on what you want from them. I would put a new set on every month (1.5k miles) if it guaranteed traction in the corners, some people want 10,000 plus miles and are willing to give up some performance in other areas. In this case it's truly YMMV.

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I have the Dunlop q2's and that's what's funny that they're the double compound that's what came on my bike factory tires! I want to know since I'll be putting some new treads on my bike what you guys suggest would be the best tires out there?!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!


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I have the Dunlop q2's and that's what's funny that they're the double compound that's what came on my bike factory tires! I want to know since I'll be putting some new treads on my bike what you guys suggest would be the best tires out there?!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!


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Just street and twisties from time to time, I've never really been on a track!! But from hearing everyone on this site it's something that I have to do this year!! Being that funds allow me me too!! First of all would be my mods planned for this year!! So first things first!!!!!!


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Track time is the only mod you need. NOTHING else will make you faster.

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True true, but I'll be doing the mods for my satisfaction, and the track I guess will be to become a little bit more rehearsed in the streets!! There's a lot of idiots out there, so a little bit more experience will only do me better!!
I think people will agree on that!


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Might want to look into touring tire. Xclnt mileage and plenty of grip for twisties, plus good in wet. Rubber down.


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There is nothing like track riding. Even if you borrow leathers from a friend and give it ago, I high recommend it to any rider. IMO 1 season of track riding (5+ track days) will improve your riding more than 10 years of street riding. I'm not going to lie, it is expensive. Starting out its not bad, but much more-so as you get quicker and start putting on performance parts/tires. There is no other feeling like going side-by-side (safely of course) with one of your buddies around a 180+ degree corner, knees on the ground.

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