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  • Offline GaryWWhite   us

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    Tire Longevity
    on: Jun 01, 2021, 08.09 pm
    Jun 01, 2021, 08.09 pm
    My tires on my TTSE have 1600 miles on them.  I read an article that said that rear tires only last 1800 miles and the front 3700.  I will need to ride about 2000 miles in the next 7 weeks and was wondering if my tires will make it.  The front tires measure 4/32 and the rear is 5/32.  Please let me know what you all think.
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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2021, 02.56 pm
    Oct 23, 2021, 02.56 pm
    Stock OEM tires, aftermarket??

    anyway, I've never gotten less than 7000 miles on a rear tire, if driven sensibly.

    OEM tires went over 8000 in my case
    Avon Storm would go over 10K

    I would think you'd get 2000 more miles from the tires you have mounted.
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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2021, 03.51 pm
    Oct 23, 2021, 03.51 pm
    Unless you put sport bike or racing tires on your Trophy, they should last well beyond your upcoming trip(s).

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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2021, 09.49 pm
    Oct 23, 2021, 09.49 pm
    The "upcoming trips" would have been completed by the end of July !  :164:


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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #4 on: Oct 24, 2021, 01.07 am
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    I thought it was getting late in the year to be planning trips seven weeks out, but I've never met Gary and he could be just that hard a man.

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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2021, 11.30 am
    Nov 01, 2021, 11.30 am
    I have found that tires on the Trophy last from around 8,000 miles to 10,000 miles.

    I have the Michelin 5 GTís now with 6,500 miles on them.
    The 5ís seam to handle a little better than the GT 4ís the 5ís front tire is wearing a little more than the 4ís.
    Itís looking like the 5 GTís will get about 8,000 miles maybe a little more before I replace them.
    I always run 39psi in the front and from 40 psi to 42 psi in the rear depending on how Iím loaded.
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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2021, 05.42 pm
    Nov 01, 2021, 05.42 pm
    Back when I was running regular tires I would get about 12k miles out of the front and about 10k on the rear.   

    It's been a while since I went darkside and eventually double-dark.  Rear tire goes for about 40k and I expect about 25k out of the front.  Not advocating it for anyone else as I have a specific mission for my Trophy and configure it accordingly.
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    Re: Tire Longevity
    Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2021, 06.04 pm
    Nov 13, 2021, 06.04 pm
    I was just gonna check mine but when I went out there I got no 'click' from the glove box when I turned they key on.  Maintenance record is in there.  Time to check fuses I guess.

    But, I changed the rear tire to a 200/55 so I could run the Metzler 888 tire, a more touring oriented beast and have a RoadtecZ6 on front.  The front probably wears a bit quicker than some brands, but a new one was only $65 when I bought it two weeks ago (current still has maybe a couple thousand left?) and it's done great in my all weather riding.
    The Metzler has also been great, though I think mileage has been similar to the stockers.  The only difference so far is that with the factory tires I went from OK to visible carcass threads overnight without hitting the wear bars.  On my current 888 I am just touching the wearbars and still look ok, though it will be replaced VERY soon.  I ride on a LOT of chip seal roads and think this is part of the lower mileage issue for me.

    Once I can check I will advise.  Just gotta get the glovebox open because I note which tire on my log so I can definitively say which brand went how many miles without guessing.

    Heck, I put supposedly 80k tires on my car and they are at 5/32 after only about 35k.  This is the second set of tires, different brands, that have worn more quickly than expected and I drive that car pretty gently, as does the wife.
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