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post #11 of 182 Old 03-20-2013, 10:04 PM
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I have 10K on my PR3's and will go another 2-3K. I keep them at 42psi as well. I weight 240lbs. I have never gotten less than 10K on PR2/3's. I think it's those Texas roads.
Then we've got those roads here in Maryland too. 3100 miles out of my OEM Bridgestones and my PR3s are looking thin now at 5,000 miles on them. I'll have to swap in less than 1,000 miles.

Meh, tires are disposable and I wouldn't change my riding style to make them last longer. Personally, I think these dual compound sport touring tires are near to magical. Imagine getting all that soft sticky rubber on the sides and all that good long mileage rubber in the center - it's magic.

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Even on my Ultra I only averaged 5k out of a set of tires. I don't have any roads in my area where I can ride straight. All twisties and a bit of aggressiveness equals low mileage tires.

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RL, I have seen you ride. I have tried to keep up with you while you were filming. Trying to focus on the riders ahead AND the road in the twisties is plain crazy. It's no suprise you are only gettting that mileage. To get better mileage you would need to seriously cut back on the throttle and that is not going to happen. You are definitely a challenge to follow.

However, I did notice more wear in the center on this set. You are seriously in need of RL twistie road therapy.

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post #14 of 182 Old 03-20-2013, 10:48 PM
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I see forum members getting over 10,000 miles on their tires. Can the riding styles be that different?
Yes they can. I've ridden with those guys, and you'd be bored stiff.

I've also destroyed tires in as little as 3,000 miles. Replace, and do it again.

My current set has just shy of 15,000 miles. Those are hard miles, tons on interstate and lots of backroad peg scraping through several states. The rear still has lots of tread left, but the front was pretty thin.

I'm gonna need to find a better front so I don't have to change them 2 fronts to one rear.

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Crap! I live in the land of 11 turns in 356 miles... I still wear them out every 5K

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Yes they can. I've ridden with those guys, and you'd be bored stiff.

I've also destroyed tires in as little as 3,000 miles. Replace, and do it again.

My current set has just shy of 15,000 miles. Those are hard miles, tons on interstate and lots of backroad peg scraping through several states. The rear still has lots of tread left, but the front was pretty thin.

I'm gonna need to find a better front so I don't have to change them 2 fronts to one rear.

Aren't those the ones you stole off a Corolla
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Aren't those the ones you stole off a Corolla
Nah, that would be stupid and dangerous, haven't you heard?

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Yes they can. I've ridden with those guys, and you'd be bored stiff.
Hey now! I resemble that remark!
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Nah, that would be stupid and dangerous, haven't you heard?
Is there a Mini Cooper up on blocks somewhere in your neighborhood?

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No idea how many miles i would get from my Bridgestones. Rear picked up a nail at 3500 and front a screw at 6500.

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