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Old 01-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Ok so I hear that on a bike you have to replace the tires quite often, like every 3-6k miles. Im just curious first off is that number right and secondly why do the tires need to be changed so often? I thought they would have more thread on them and wouldnt have to be changed as often......comments?
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:15 PM   #3
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They need to be replaced because they are soft and they wear fast especially with the cornering and acceleration forces being exerted on them. Cars are no different when you take them to the track.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Probably the most important reasons why bike tires wear faster have to do with power to weight.
A sportbike has as much power as many small cars,so under acceleration the rear tire is actually slipping a little, but not really spinning. Also even when you are going at a steady speed, like on the freeway,since the bike is so light the tire is also slipping more than a more heavily loaded car tire.
Another reason may be that because bike tires have to handle the forces of leaning they are made of softer compounds to maintain grip under side loads.
Bottom line is they are the only contact you bike should have with the pavement so make sure they are of good quality and check the air pressure often. It makes a big difference in how long they last.



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Old 01-15-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:54 PM   #6
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buy a car tire for your bike get alot more life out of it
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:19 PM   #7
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Probably the most important reasons why bike tires wear faster have to do with power to weight.
A sportbike has as much power as many small cars,so under acceleration the rear tire is actually slipping a little, but not really spinning. Also even when you are going at a steady speed, like on the freeway,since the bike is so light the tire is also slipping more than a more heavily loaded car tire.
Another reason may be that because bike tires have to handle the forces of leaning they are made of softer compounds to maintain grip under side loads.
Bottom line is they are the only contact you bike should have with the pavement so make sure they are of good quality and check the air pressure often. It makes a big difference in how long they last.



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All depends on how you ride and what kind of tire you use.

My first rear on my SV650S lasted 8k. Second lasted 6k. I started getting more agressive, but was still using a pretty hard compund since I wasn't pushing the bike's limits. (D220)
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #9
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:35 PM   #10
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Your bike will be outfitted with a sport touring tire most likely. You should get alot more mileage out of those then some of the other sport bike tires.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:36 PM   #11
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i used to only get 1000 miles out of my rear race take offs. ive got 1000 on the tire im using now and it still looks good and its nice and sticky compared to street tires
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:46 PM   #12
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I get 1500 to 2000 miles if I'm lucky with an aggressive street tire. ST tires you should get anywhere from 4-8k depending on your throttle habits. Only way for you to find out is by getting a bike and finding out for yourself:icon_bigg .
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:47 PM   #13
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:11 PM   #14
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my first set i got about 3k on but the ones im using now I already have 3k on them and they are hardly showing wear. But then again all in how and where you ride.
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I have 3K on my tires and they are leaning more towards the sport touring. They also barely show any wear with a slight flat spot in the middle from commuting but also usage on the sides due to riding the curves. I don't ride aggressive but did a few Sunday Morning rides with them and also put them through one very mild trackday.
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