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When is it time for new tires? The tires that I have on my bike have about 7500 miles on them (as does the bike). They are starting to flatten themselves in the center pretty good? Will this flat top affect the the cornering when riding hard if it gets worse?
 

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My personal opinion is at least every two years or 7500 miles (which ever comes first) and this depends on the tires.

Some you'll be able to get 10K out of some 5K - It really depends on how you ride. But no matter what you should change them every other year.
 

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Wow... you're getting 7500 MILES outta a set of TIRES ???

Those the new cement-belted radials I've been hearing so much about?

CdnNinja... 7500 miles = 12000 km's... you EVER get that many out of yer tires??? Must be a pretty hard compound tire to wear for that long...
 

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6500 km then fitted a BT 010, softer than org... So I wonder how long it will last.?

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When is it time for new tires? The tires that I have on my bike have about 7500 miles on them (as does the bike). They are starting to flatten themselves in the center pretty good? Will this flat top affect the the cornering when riding hard if it gets worse?
I've got 8k on my stock 207s. Same situation as you, they're getting flattened from all my cold-weather highway riding of late. The bike flops over in an interesting way in some corners, now, but I'm going to stay on these until spring, then I'll buy something stickier.

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yeah mine are wearing flat int he center alittle too, causes an unsettling "bobble" when leaning....

tire still seem fine though so I'll just have to work on wearing down the sides to match the center when spring comes ;)....

I expect maybe 5000 miles from my tires though, I can't believe you guys are getting so many miles on your tires....maybe we just have really bad roads in PA...I only got 6000 miles off the rear on my Bridgestone Exedra touring tire that was on my old ex500....

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I only get about 3000 out of my front tire before I decide it's time for new rubber. The rear lasts sadly about 1000. No I'm not grinding them away, I have a habit to find nails and pieces of glass.

Since we have no curves in Iowa except intersections mine wear flat in the middle quickly. I go by the recommended min center thread depth and then buy a new set. I don't like to wear mine out to the threads as I've seen many people do. I figure I'd rather pay the $200 to have something nice and sticky between me and the pavement.

My only problem is D207s are no longer being made. What ever shall I replace them with this year?

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d207 not being made?

are you joking? that sucks,

but I heard the BT010's are even better than the 207s....so they will be my next tire.

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I have 15000 km on my original 207 front tire. And I was riding pretty agressively all season except for the last colder months. I have done a lot of highway commuting also including a 2300 km trip. I repalced my rear 207 at 3500 km because it picked up a nail and the new one is pretty worn also. I am definately going to change these tires as soon as possible in the spring, but not before I do a long smokey burnout!

I tihink I heard somewhere that OEM tires that first come with a new bike have a diferent compound that lasts longer than the ones you buy from a dealer. Mayby this is why my front tire has lasted for so long.
 

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Before buying my 2002 636 on wednesday of this week had a zxr400 and i had to change tyres every 2000 miles,roads in the uk are shit so tyres get eaten very quick.

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Road conditions have MUCH to do with tire wear. It's called friction. =) The more porous the cement the more friction, the more friction the more heat, the more heat the more tire wear. So it causes wear in 2 different manners. Don't believe me? Spin a tire on some sand paper for a while. Then spin a 2nd tire on a baby's bottom. Which has more wear? =)

I'm such a jerk when I explain things.

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So what you're saying it 10,000 kms tops out of a pair of tyres. That's like really bad :( I thought they would have lasted much longer than that. Are we talking about just general road riding or track as well?

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If you ride a lot upright like I do then you may want to consider the Michelin Pilot Sports.

I have heard they are a great compromise in that the center gets great mileage and they are pretty sticky. If you lean over far though, they won't last for more than 1500 miles tops.

I found them for about $245 online.

I am about to replace my tires (michelin up front, and a metzeler rennsport race on the rear) with Metzeler Sporttech M1s. They will cost $205 including shipping.

If you are looking at the BT-010s, check www.tnttires.com. $170 including shipping! I couldn't believe it either.

Good luck and ride safe!

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so I keep hearing about changing the tires every other year. I bought my bike used (1200 miles on the clock) last September. Bike is a 2001, bought new in April '01. So far, the bike only has 3000 miles on it -- do I need new tires, or can I get them at the end of this season (or beginning of next)???


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I personally dont dump the tires untill the threads show. I know its dangerous but tires aint cheap. Ohh and neither is fairing.

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i got about 9,000 miles on my tires when i lived up north and only about 5,000 when I moved down south. During the day the roads heat up so much that they kill your tires. I try to do alot of riding at night though.

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Originally posted by iowazx6r

Road conditions have MUCH to do with tire wear. It's called friction. =) The more porous the cement the more friction, the more friction the more heat, the more heat the more tire wear. So it causes wear in 2 different manners. Don't believe me? Spin a tire on some sand paper for a while. Then spin a 2nd tire on a baby's bottom. Which has more wear? =)

I'm such a jerk when I explain things.

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What ever happened to Dan? He just disappeared in January and hasn't been around since.[?]
 
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