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How many miles do you normally get out of a set of tires on the Trophy? (km rounded) .

Less than 5,000 miles (8,000 km)
8 (7.1%)
Between 5,000 and 7,500 miles (8,000 KM - 12,0000 km)
33 (29.2%)
Between 7,500 and 10,000 miles (12,000 km - 16,000 km)
46 (40.7%)
Between 10,000 and 12,500 miles (16,000 km - 20,000 km)
19 (16.8%)
Over 12,500 miles (20,000 km)
7 (6.2%)

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Offline Ernest T

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POLL Tire Mileage
« on: September 08, 2015, 07:16:55 pm »
So, how many miles do you get out of a tire on a Trophy?  Use the lowest mileage tire, typically the rear for most of us.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2015, 07:19:56 pm by Ernest T »

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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 07:51:52 pm »
I voted 7500 because that is what I got on my Pirelli but I sure hope to do better with my PR4s.  Wonder if there is anyway to matrix this poll to indicate what brand got the best miles.  Probably two difficult to have choice one being mileage and choice two being brand.  Don't know how it would get collated
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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 07:43:33 am »
I manage 10k which nicely coincides with the service interval. The rear is s "square" by then and the front has a bit left, but seems convenient to change them then. I'm easy on throttle and brakes which may explain the mileage.

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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 01:44:51 pm »
There are many variables that come into play when considering tire mileage.

Road surface
# of accelerations /decelerations
rate of accelerations / decelerations
air pressure maintained
ratio of curves to straight roads
speed
temperature
load
etc.

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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 01:54:10 pm »
*Originally Posted by twowheeladdict [+]
There are many variables that come into play when considering tire mileage.

Road surface
# of accelerations /decelerations
rate of accelerations / decelerations
air pressure maintained
ratio of curves to straight roads
speed
temperature
load
etc.

Sure, but we don't have the tools or large enough population on the board to do an in-depth study like that.

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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 10:38:47 pm »
I just replaced my OEM Angel ST's on my 2015 TTSE at 5,728 miles. I live near Tulsa, OK and ride in NW Arkansas a lot. A typical day trip is 300 to 425 miles, about 100 miles of it per trip is on the super slab getting to the crooked parts and back. The remainder is on quite crooked & fun roads. I weigh about 175 pounds and I ride solo most of the time with empty or no panniers & a lightly loaded Shad 48 top box. I consistently ran 38 psi in the front and 42 psi in the rear. The rear tire was squared off with chord just peaking through. The chord popping through happened real quickly. The front tire was close to the wear bars but no cupping at all. I occasionally ride in rain. The Pirelli's were OK in the rain but not confidence boosting.

I have repaced the Pirelli's with Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT's. I am considering running 40 psi in the front tire (to prevent cupping and howling) and staying with 42 psi in the rear. I have read a lot of reviews from members on here and elsewhere and I have experience with PR3's on a Honda ST 1300. I sure would be a lot happier if I could get around 8,000 miles out of the PR4's. I will post my experience with PR4's after I use them up.

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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 10:50:51 pm »
Hi crookedroads

I am on my third set of PR4GTs I average 10,000 to 15,000 per set. I have had to change them all three time with still usable treed left because of upcoming long trips. Always 40 front 42 rear.
I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!

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Re: POLL Tire Mileage
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 11:27:36 pm »
Hi AVI

There's a couple of other guys on here running 40 psi in the front PR4. You guys have convinced me to try it out. I ran 38 in the Pirelli and experienced pretty even wear with no cupping. Some members on here report the front PR4 is prone to howling. I had a 2010 Victory Vision and the OEM Dunlop E3s howled in every corner. I didn't care for that.

I have never gotten 10,000 miles on any tire on any motorcycle I have owned. I think I got around 8,500 miles out of a PR3 on the ST1300 once but it was usually around 7,500. I think this is going to be a good set of tires & I'm looking forward to wearing them out!

 



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