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I have noticed that the tires on my bike have gone bald really fast. I don't smoke my tires or anything but I do alot of wheelies. I have about 5,000 miles and the wear bars are starting to show. I know you don't get the same amount of mileage out of bike tires as you do car or truck but my cousin has a 01 CBR 600 with the same Dunlop tires and he has over 6,000 miles and he has way more tread than I do. Some of the Guys I ride with have the same bike I do and they have bald tires as well. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Are there any tires out there that anyone has found to be better than the stock Dunlops?
 

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I hear anything more then 4000 on the original tire is good. I have 3700 and tire looks to be getting low. They do not last very long, and can get expensive.
 

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I have about 5k on the wheels and I ride hard.... at least first these are my very first set. hehehe new rider. I need fronts too cause I busted those up. Argh..... but might keep 'em for momentos oh wellz....
 

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Riding styles can adversly affect the life of your tires. If I rode like a grandma (the speedlimit) I could probably get 10K miles out of my tires. However, I usually do double the speed limit everywhere and corner hard a lot.
I got about 6K miles on the stockers. I now have over 6K miles on my replacement set of D207 SportMaxes.
 

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Like Blaise said...tire wear is all about riding style, as well as air pressure. Make sure you are running bare minimum 30 pounds; I usually go with 32. I have 12.4k on my new 600, and have gone through 3 completely new 207's, a used Pilot, and a used Bridgestone BT57 (sport tourer tire; fun to donut with, they burn FOREVER!). You will get more wear out of a tire if you corner and use the whole wheel instead of straight lining it. Go with the GP takeoffs though...they are great for tricks, but if you wheelie a lot, be a little careful.

If you look at a touchdown mark of a 207 from a long wheelie where your front tire has stopped turning in the air, it is relatively long; maybe 3-10'. The tire skids and lets the cloud of smoke go. A GP tire is very sticky in comparison, and I have found the touchdown marks are about like a dinner plate which means the tire is grabbing very quickly, and can give a little jolt, even lead to the dreated tank slapper coming out of a wheelie.
 

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if you bang'em alot, your putting the bikes full weight on the rear wearing the tread, and if you clutch it on top of that, it's gonna wear even faster, i got 1500 miles off my first, that's from uffin around alot, d207's though are a good ass tire!
 
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