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Old 02-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #21
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When you say factory pressures, what pressure is that and how often do you check them?
How many miles are on the tire?
Average sportbike rear tire life is 4000-6000 miles.
Less if you're a bigger guy or ride aggressively.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #22
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Michelin Pilot Road 4
Yes. I had PR-3's and it was the longest lasting. The PR-4 is suppose to be the upgrade.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #23
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+1 I have the pilot road 3's and they seem to grip really good(although the only thing I can compare them to is my 8 year old tires I took off). They haven't slipped on me yet, even under heavy braking/downshifting.

I can only Imagine the pilot road 4's would be better and from what I read they're supposed to last a long time. I put a lot of miles on daily, so I'll know soon enough.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #24
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you have a bridgestone s20 on. Idk what pressures youre running Id recommend 36+ depending on your weight and riding style. You will get about 3k miles out of them. Go for the bridgestone bt023 , Michelin has the pilot road 4 which is also great
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:02 PM   #25
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Thx guys, guess I have way more miles on it than I thought. Yes I do a large amount of highway riding when I ride. Just seemed to instantly happen. Thx for the good advice on tires, I will look into it. Most of the time I ride its commute or 2 up and I don't do alotta crazy stuff. I lack the skill to anyhow heh.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:05 PM   #26
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And I will look for the tougher tire, I'm only using about .003% maybe .002% of what the bike is capable of so I need to change.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:19 PM   #27
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2up will put more wear/tear on your tire. not to mention sprockets, chain and what not. If I happen to ride 2up, i increase the pressure in my rear tire.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #28
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It does seem to happen very suddenly. I was riding with a buddy out around the twisted sisters. We stopped for gas in Rocksprings and noticed his tire looked about like yours.
By the time we got back to Leakey it was showing cords.
Not hauling , just riding.
That's why everybody is saying your tire is done. You won't go far before yours will show cords too.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #29
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Thx guys. 2 years in and I still learn something new everytime I turn the engine on.
I've been riding since 1980 and that is still true for me as well. Keep learning, keep asking questions and keep your right wrist under control (the best you can) and everything will be ok.
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