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post #11 of 20 Old 06-04-2019, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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If my expectations were the same I'd be spending $1,300 a year on tires (given my average mileage so far).

Yah... That ain't gonna happen.
I don't do a whole bunch of straight line riding and I'm almost always 2up.
You do you

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All about riding style..
...or tire choice.

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OK, StephenV, fill us all in on what magic tire you use that gives you excellent wear at high miles. Evidently, you are the chosen one who has found the pot of gold. Please share

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OK, StephenV, fill us all in on what magic tire you use that gives you excellent wear at high miles. Evidently, you are the chosen one who has found the pot of gold. Please share
Easy... Here are my treadwear histories from the last few years:

Front:
Avon Roadrider AM26 130/70-17
09 Feb 17 - 56,851 - TD 8/32" NEW
28 Apr 17 - 62,587 - TD 5/32"
04 Jun 17 - 68,652 - TD 3/32"
Total - 11,801 miles - Replaced before rally

05 Jun 17 - 68,652 - TD 8/32" - NEW
05 Oct 17 - 74,885 - TD 6/32"
02 Dec 17 -75,448 - TD 6/32"
Total - 6,796 - Replaced at 3/4 life before rally

03 Jul 18 - 79,912 - TD 8/32" - NEW
26 Aug 18 - 87,915 - TD 6/32"
15 Oct 18 - 91,300 - TD 5/32"
25 Apr 19 - 92,007 - TD 4/32"
07 May 19 - 92,409 - TD 4/32"
Total - 12,497 - Replaced at half-life before rally


Rear:
Goodyear Triple Tred 205/50-17
09 Nov 15 - 41,873 - TD 14/32" - NEW
28 Apr 17 - 62,587 - TD 6/32"
05 Jun 17 - 68,652 - TD 4/32"
05 Oct 17 - 74,885 - TD 3.5/32"
02 Dec 17 - 75,448 - TD 3/64"
Total = 33,575 miles - Just reaching wear bars.

General G-Max AS-05
21 Apr 18 - 77,487 - TD 10/32" NEW
15 Oct 18 - 91,300 - TD 6/32"
07 May 19 - 92,409 - TD 5/32"
Total - 14,992 miles (replaced at half-life before rally)

...and before you go on a rant about how I cannot turn and how the bead is different and how I am going to die in a ball of fire, don't bother.

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I don't do a whole bunch of straight line riding and I'm almost always 2up.
You do you
Now you are assuming my riding style? Wow...

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Actually sir, quite the opposite. I was merely stating that I ride my way and I simply don't take anyone else's riding style into consideration therefore, I would be appreciative if you did the same. hence the "you do you" statement.
seems as though you are pretty condescending and defensive about your tire choice, I certainly don't care one way or the other what type of tires you have. Thank you for sharing what you use though.

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Front tires cupping is a *very* common issue with most motorcycles. This is due to poor suspension components, improper adjustment, etc.
Or, it can be due to the tires. I noticed cupping on Bridgestones T30's and Pirelli's Angels but no uneven wear on the Dunlop RS III's.

This was true on both a K1600GT and a S1000XR.

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Or, it can be due to the tires. I noticed cupping on Bridgestones T30's and Pirelli's Angels but no uneven wear on the Dunlop RS III's.

This was true on both a K1600GT and a S1000XR.
For future reference on my part, what kind of mileage did you get out of your RS III's vs the Angel GT's?

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I have a set of A spec Angel GT's with 5k miles on them. The tread looks great although the front is seeming to be cupped a bit.
Took a spirited ride on Saturday on back roads and for the first time with these tires, noticed some slippage when carving tight turns. Tires didn't "give out" but certainly felt different. I guess the folks who have noticed these tires going away were telling the truth.
I don't expect more than 5k out of any tires on this bike and these performed VERY well up until now so no complaints.
New tires this week I guess.
I experience exactly what you did with the Angel GTs. Same thing occurred on my 2014 GTL with Wilber shocks, and now on my 2018 GT still with original shocks. I spend most of my weekends on mountain roads. I continue to use these tires because they grip so well, and will try the new version when they're needed.
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For future reference on my part, what kind of mileage did you get out of your RS III's vs the Angel GT's?
I can't provide a definitive answer as I traded the K1600GT when it had 5k on the RS III's. The tires still looked and felt good at that time. My front Angel GT was pretty much used up by 4500 miles. It still had some tread left but had uneven wear and felt unstable while turning.
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