I've always wondered how people get such little mileage out of tires compared to me... The Diablo Rosso Corsas that came on the bike, gave me over 9,000 miles. I have the Rosso IIIs now, and am at 9,500 miles on them. Probably have at least another 2-3,000 miles on them. I ride pretty hard, with lots of engine braking (I typically don't use the brakes unless I need to slow down very quickly, or I'm under 15mph. Everything else is done with engine braking) and I corner decently fast, too. Lots of freeway and backroad miles... I'm wondering if maybe its the asphalt. Are your roads crazy rough? And I don't mean potholes - we have tons fo them here, too - I mean like texture. Is your asphalt like sandpaper?Angels went on today. I got off work early so I got to spend most of an hour and a half finishing off the old tires. The front PR4 had 11,756 miles and still had a little tread in the center, but two bands worn nearly slick at what I'm guessing corresponds to my most used lean angle. The rear PR4GT had 5,020 miles and was down to the wear bars with wear more concentrated in the center which I think is partly from my enthusiastic use of engine braking and partly from waiting too long to get back on the throttle on corner exits.
With the new tires on, I went to Arby's, the bank, and the petrol station, with a couple detours along the way. I only did 16 miles so it's a bit early to tell much except that they feel different turning in at low speeds. I should learn considerably more this weekend.
I've always wondered how people get such little mileage out of tires compared to me...
I bought mine, a 2014 Street Triple R, with 9393 miles on it and a brand new T30 on the rear and what I'm assuming was the original front tire which was down to cords showing, lots of them, on the port side and a real "V" shaped profile from the wear pattern. I like Metzlers so I put a M7 on the front. I've only ridden it about a thousand miles so far and haven't been out in the back country but so far they seem fine together. I'm running 34 front and 36 rear pressures.Anyone ever mixed tires? My pilot road 2 front still has plenty of life but I want to put the pp3 on the rear and try it out
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Wow. That had to be a bit nerve wracking when you pulled over and saw the gashes. No damage to the rim limping it home?I did an unscheduled run flat test on my front Pirelli today. Riding back from Reno on I-580 (knew I should have taken Virginia St. to the old road through Pleasant Valley), I hit some kind of debris on the road at highway speed. About a mile or two later I noticed the steering effort was much greater than normal. I pulled over and determined that my front tire was completely flat with not one, but two fairly large gashes in it. I didn't want to pay for a tow all the way from Reno, so I decided to see how far I could limp it. Short answer: All the way. After about 30 miles at mostly 30-40 mph (less for turns), and stopping several times to check the tire, it's sitting in the garage with the tire still in one piece. I'll get it replaced later this week.
Rim looks fine. I aired it up for the 2.4 mile trip to the shop, and it didn't go all the way flat until the last 3/4 of a mile. The guy said it'll be done Saturday. Another Angel GT is going on.Wow. That had to be a bit nerve wracking when you pulled over and saw the gashes. No damage to the rim limping it home?