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Old August 22nd, 2016, 07:31 AM   #1
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Short rear tire life. - I blame the shock.

Recalled tire life:
1st tire: 2,600 miles
2nd tire: 1,500 miles
3rd tire: 1,500 miles

Yes, I'm hard of tires as I test the adhesion qualities of every tire. That noted, I have routinely gotten 3,500 to 6,000 miles out of tires on a number of street bikes. All heavier and more available power.

So, I have to look for a different variable. In addition to the obvious benefits of high performance suspension I'm expecting increased tire life. The thought is that by keeping the rear tire better connected with the pavement surface will yield longer tread life.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 08:01 AM   #2
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Recalled tire life:
1st tire: 2,600 miles
2nd tire: 1,500 miles
3rd tire: 1,500 miles

Yes, I'm hard of tires as I test the adhesion qualities of every tire. That noted, I have routinely gotten 3,500 to 6,000 miles out of tires on a number of street bikes. All heavier and more available power.

So, I have to look for a different variable. In addition to the obvious benefits of high performance suspension I'm expecting increased tire life. The thought is that by keeping the rear tire better connected with the pavement surface will yield longer tread life.

much easier - adjust your ridingbehaviour
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 08:04 AM   #3
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I'd like to blame the shock, but in reality its my fault being 18 stone and giving it full welly everywhere...
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 08:28 AM   #4
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Any photos of tire wear? I think that would help determine the best way to maximize tire life.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 10:03 AM   #5
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It's full acceleration and compression braking. That said, it's the way I ride every bike. Coming from much heavier bikes, I expected at least the same tire life, maybe more.

I'll look for tire photos.

I do tend to replace tires as the wear bar is approached, not wanting to tempt fate when riding in the wet.

The other issue is the road surfaces. With most of the miles in the Ozarks the roads are resurfaced with Chip & Seal. The little stones used as the chip are very abrasive.

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Old August 22nd, 2016, 12:11 PM   #6
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Are you still using the Scorpions? I hear a lot of good talk about the newer generation of "sport/touring" tires. Dual compound, and sticky enough on the sides to drag hard parts in the turns.
Sorry I don't have any personal feedback on this, but I will be in the market by the end of this year.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 12:21 PM   #7
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1: Pirelli Scorpion OE tire



2: Continental TKC 80

No worn tire photo.

New:



3: Avon Trailrider



Now: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III - Dream tire for street.



Yes, we ride high and low, fast and slow, but the common denominator is that we ride twisty roads. Twisty backroads that seem to wear tires quickly.



The new Mopo AB-1 is installed. 3 way adjustable. High speed and low speed dampening and rebound. My expectation is to be able now get 3,500 mile tire life.


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Old August 22nd, 2016, 06:38 PM   #8
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Nothing unusual about the tire wear. Seems to be fairly even.

I tried to find a photo of the Bridgestone T30 evo rear I had on mine last time, but was unable to. It was just barely showing the cords in the center, but still not quite to the wear bars at the sides of center. Was a very unusual wear pattern, but I suppose it happened from all of the slabbing that I do.

Out of curiosity, any photos of the new suspenders? They definitely look the part.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 03:21 AM   #9
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Not photos of the bike yet as it is still with the installer. Soon though.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:21 PM   #10
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Just curious about the front. Did you replace the front with the matching tire each time? My experience has one front to two rears.
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