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Sounds like your tyre pressure is way down to get that mileage.
no there just highly skilled riders that rip up the twisty,s....there,s a bunch of members that there tires where trashed by 2500 miles...not sure if its a skill level ,,are they really riding that hard on the street...or as you say wrong air pressure,,,because we all know you need low pressure to rip it up...:D.....i kind of like saying close to 8000 miles i replaced mine...wear bars where close but handling was suffering........i think theres a lot of members who got same as me or could of got that milage.....whats this all mean ..i can here it now 0:)
 

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Original Dunlops 2860 - pair
Avon 3D Sport 3122 - pair
Metz M7RR 3458 rear only
Metz M7RR rear 3652 front 7110
Metz Road Tech 01 5084 pair
Currently on 2nd set of Road Techs 1900 still good and are my favorites.
 

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All figures are Miles.
Original Dunlops 2860 - pair
Avon 3D Sport 3122 - pair
Metz M7RR 3458 rear only
Metz M7RR rear 3652 front 7110
Metz Road Tech 01 5084 pair
Currently on 2nd set of Road Techs 1900 still good and are my favorites.
Yep!Pretty much the same. Surely 12K out of a rear is a pipe dream or it's been made by the Flintstones!:D
 

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I just had a professional suspension set up today. Suddenly the standard tyres don't feel that bad. Pressures recommended by the suspension guys are 36R / 34F tyre pressures. Temp today here was 10 degree C today and roads were dirty (sugar beet and a house building boom over here!) and damp after overnight rain. Bike feels loads better. When they are toast I'll still not buy the same again but I was surprised how much difference the suspension made. Amazing what happens when they stay in contact with the road.
 

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The OE tyres on mine were on about 3,000 miles but the rear picked up a puncture, so replaced the full set anyway.

What I noticed with the Dunlop Roadsmart III was how much easier the bike turned in. Noticed it straight away when the bike felt sensitive coming out of the Tyre garage - leaning it in and then over correcting it - wooah big smile !!

Straight away the turn in to corners is way better than the standard - holds a line better as well - effortless.

Outstanding tyres (IMHO).
 

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Yep!Pretty much the same. Surely 12K out of a rear is a pipe dream or it's been made by the Flintstones!:D
well my buddys zzr has 18.000 on PC 2s running correct street pressure...another buddy with bmw 1000rr s21 has 10.000 running correct street pressure.....and I almost 8000 on so called crappy stock tires not at wear bar yet....so please pack that pipe tight i can go for a few hits.....never mind ill pack it myself it will last longer....running low pressure on the street gains nothing in performance except heating up tires and wearing them out fast..no traction advantage at all on a street tire...i only believe what i see for myself
 

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^^^ Only read about it, never seen a brand new tire bald under 1300 miles.
if i remember correct the stockers never looked like the thread was deep and wear bars seemed close to top...with new tires im going to stay at 36 42 cold weather then maybe drop a few pounds in hot weather.....could just be me but when the 55 starts rolling at highway speeds you know an feel its a beefy tire good feeling
 

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I just had a professional suspension set up today. Suddenly the standard tyres don't feel that bad. Pressures recommended by the suspension guys are 36R / 34F tyre pressures. Temp today here was 10 degree C today and roads were dirty (sugar beet and a house building boom over here!) and damp after overnight rain. Bike feels loads better. When they are toast I'll still not buy the same again but I was surprised how much difference the suspension made. Amazing what happens when they stay in contact with the road.
Yes your right!
You can have the best stickiest tyres in the world but with crap suspension (or badly set up) they won't do you much good
Jeffro
 

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re tyre milage, my bike came with near new s21's - got 3000kms, put some just 2nd hand pilot 4's - 2200kms , just put a set of pirelli rosso3's which seem the grippiest, but will be surprised if they get 3k.
the s21 lasted that long probably due to slowly getting used to the bike (1st 1000cc bike for 20yrs) the pilots i didnt like as they always felt squirmy when pushed, planning a trip to our south island in febuary to attend burt monroe festival/rally and have a new set of metzler m7rr's for the 1st half of that trip (est 6k trip) may try the new conti sportattack 3's for return ride
 

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I get about 6000 km (4000miles) out of the M7s and for the wet grip and abuse they can take on a dry day they are by far the best tyre I’ve tried so far


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Sounds like your tyre pressure is way down to get that mileage.
I check my tire pressure before every ride, it's called hard riding. The tc is flashing constantly on its lowest setting. The group I ride with are all advanced track day riders.
 

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I've done over 8000km (5000 miles) on the OEM Dunlop Sportmax 214's so far and to be honest, I haven't had a single issue.

Fast road riding, touring, commuting, wet weather riding, dirt roads.... I've done it all, and to be honest, I can't fault them. They've been great. Even running standard road pressures the whole time.

In fact, I've liked them so much, I tried to get another set, but alas, unless I special order them, no bike shops in AUS stock them.....

So I bought a Dunlop Roadsport instead. Exactly the same tread pattern, but dual compound. Only bought a rear for now cause the front is still going!

I like the fact that they're a fast road tyre (not a sport touring tyre), so I have confidence in the amount of grip available, but still get awesome mileage too. Win, win.

Anyway, just my two cents. Most people complain about the OEM tyres, so just thought I'd share my experience :)
 
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I have since replaced my rear shock with a new takeoff from a R1 and put a PR 4 190 55 on the rear. I have a little over 1000 miles on it and it still looks new and I haven't seen the TC light come on. I think a combination of things were happening. By getting the rear sorted for my weight and a bigger contact patch the rear tire isn't slipping, sliding like before. I think the rear was way too stiff allowing the bike to skip over the pavement and fight for grip, hence my rear was down to the wear bars on the side before I had even 1500 miles. Center has plenty of life and will be finished up commuting on the hayabusa. RS front is holding up well too, I figure around 3500 miles of hard mountain riding before it will be time to switch it out. I will wear every tire I put on this bike out on the sides, not in the center, because of where I ride it.
 

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ive just had the pirelli rossi 3's replaced with a set of michelin power rs also 2nd hand - a guy rides track days then i get them, 190/55 rear, 120/70 fr.
first impression is of amazing grip and feel., ive also got a new set of metzler m7rr's to try after these wear out, so will have tried most of the present hyper street tyres soon.
i got 3300 kms from the rossi 3 set that were 2nd hand , rear was half worn approx, fr 1/3rd, so very happy with them , they had very good grip, with awesome feedback, i didnt get much wet riding on them but they were acceptable there as well. ill let you know how the power rs's go. !, p.s i usually run tyre pressures of 32-34 fr, 36rear, plus i usually have the suspension setup a little soft to suit the bumpy backroads we have here in new zealand.
 

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Pilot Road 5s are amazing!!!!


Just my .02.
 
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Pilot Road 5s are amazing!!!!


Just my .02.
Yep, I've got about 3000km on mine so far. The 55 profile has a heck of a high crown on it. Had no problem running my Roadtec 01's right to the edge straight away but I still have small chicken strips on the Road 5's! Turn-in is both rapid and controlled. Very happy with the purchase.

Photo was taken straight after the delivery trip home.
 

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Ugliest tyre I ever did see, looks like it fell in the alligator pit.
 
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I saw the Sportmax D214's are also Honda's choice on the 2018 CB1000R. Seems the old dog will never lie down.
The tyre choice of rubber compound etc could be a lot different from Bike to Bike, OEM to after market product.

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Ugliest tyre I ever did see, looks like it fell in the alligator pit.
Fitness for purpose Dekker :D. Don't care what it looks like, as long as it does the job. I don't always get a choice when
I ride, so need something which won't let go when it's pissing down >:D
 
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