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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2017, 05:04:36 PM »

On my 2015 I get about 12,000 miles out of a front tire and 8,000 miles out of a back tire, but I usually run both until I see cords show. 

On my 2012 Vetter bike I got about 10,000 miles out of a front tire, and what would have been about 24,000 miles perhaps out of a back tire, but I'd always have the wheel bearings start grinding or popping at around 20,000 miles so the last 2 tire changes were just wheel changes with a new tire installed.

Alan Smith who rides a fully streamlined Ninja 250 also gets about 25,000 miles on a back tire.

I think it's because instead of needing about 15,000 watts to go 75 mph, it only takes about 5,000 watts and you are barely twisting the throttle to maintain highway speeds and so the back tire doesn't have to work as hard to push you through the wind.

I've been listening to you at the Motorcycles and Misfits, I love that podcast, and you do a great job there.  Are you still employed by Zero? 

I don't know about my front tire, but my rear ones wear out quickly because I just can't lay off the throttle.  That launch is addictive.
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2017, 06:58:50 PM »

A friend passed my 2015 SR and told me that my tires where worn out.  I thought he was kidding. 

At 4000 miles, the rear (Pirelli Diablo Rosso II) looks good but the front is not far from the wear bar.  I know the depth on the front is not deep brand new, but dam.

The wear is mostly from cornering.

Is the bike front heavy?
Yes! I had ta similar experience: took my 2016 SR in for the 4K service, was told (showed) the front tire was close to the wear bar. I was told. I'm not happy about replacing the front tire every 4K or so miles; I get about twice that milage on my bicycle's tires!
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #62 on: April 21, 2017, 08:01:00 PM »

I changed my DSR rear tire at 13000 miles but somehow my front tire is still fine after 16500 miles (one year into ownership), though I would not mind switching to a sport touring tire when it goes. Drag-reduction tweaking does seem to reduce tire wear.

I finally changed my front tire at 19000 miles with still a bit of tread left. I also changed the original front brake pads then, also not fully used.
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2017, 08:13:05 PM »

I replaced my original Road Whiner rear tire at around 11K miles and my front tire looks good for at least 15K or more miles.   ???
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2017, 08:53:59 PM »

Just crossed 9,000 miles on my 2016 "S" and both tires look great.  Plenty of tread left.
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2017, 09:17:32 PM »

Got 3750 km (2350 miles) on my stock tires and my front is down to 1.6mm. The rear is still at 3mm, but had much more profile to begin with..
1.6mm is minimum in Switzerland, so i swap them next weekend. Lets see how the next set behaves, i heard the first one should last longer, but 3750km is not a lot for the front
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2017, 04:08:03 AM »

Got 3750 km (2350 miles) on my stock tires and my front is down to 1.6mm. 
Wow, that's horrible!

Reading through this thread, I'm struck by the diversity of reported tire longevity.
It's not always obvious for which bike (model+year) tire life is reported. I think it's
never reported the weight (mass) of the rider, and seldom what sort of riding s/he does.
All of these (and other factors; what have I missed?)  contribute to tire (tyre) life.

Am wondering if we could add some things in the wiki. If BTR is OK with it,
I'm willing to comb through this thread and start a spreadsheet/chart.
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #67 on: April 22, 2017, 04:34:09 AM »

Got 3750 km (2350 miles) on my stock tires and my front is down to 1.6mm. 
Wow, that's horrible!

Reading through this thread, I'm struck by the diversity of reported tire longevity.
It's not always obvious for which bike (model+year) tire life is reported. I think it's
never reported the weight (mass) of the rider, and seldom what sort of riding s/he does.
All of these (and other factors; what have I missed?)  contribute to tire (tyre) life.

Am wondering if we could add some things in the wiki. If BTR is OK with it,
I'm willing to comb through this thread and start a spreadsheet/chart.

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1st set Diablo II Front & Rear 7000 miles
2nd set Road Whinners Front (still on but will get 8,500 miles probably), Rear 3,000 miles
3rd rear tire Angel GT has 3,000 on it and still going
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #68 on: April 22, 2017, 04:50:34 AM »

Got 3750 km (2350 miles) on my stock tires and my front is down to 1.6mm. 
Wow, that's horrible!

Reading through this thread, I'm struck by the diversity of reported tire longevity.
It's not always obvious for which bike (model+year) tire life is reported. I think it's
never reported the weight (mass) of the rider, and seldom what sort of riding s/he does.
All of these (and other factors; what have I missed?)  contribute to tire (tyre) life.

Am wondering if we could add some things in the wiki. If BTR is OK with it,
I'm willing to comb through this thread and start a spreadsheet/chart.

Of course I'm okay with it. Google Sheets might be a good idea (mirroring the "total mileage" spreadsheet).

For what it's worth, I weigh 150lbs and my 2016DSR travels a lot at highway speeds and often on rough roads, but not much offroad.
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #69 on: April 22, 2017, 06:18:06 AM »

I have been thinking about putting slightly more road-biased tires on my DSR...something like the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II or Michelin Anakee 3...anyone see any issues with putting a 110/80 on the front instead of the stock 100/90? I think it's a pretty common swap that folks do, but wasn't 100% sure on a Zero.
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #70 on: April 22, 2017, 03:14:17 PM »

and other factors; what have I missed?

Tire pressure.
Ambient temperature.
Regen settings.
Amount of hard braking (front wear) and hard acceleration (rear wear).
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Re: Tire Life
« Reply #71 on: April 24, 2017, 12:40:20 PM »

Reading through this thread, I'm struck by the diversity of reported tire longevity.
It's not always obvious for which bike (model+year) tire life is reported. I think it's
never reported the weight (mass) of the rider, and seldom what sort of riding s/he does.
All of these (and other factors; what have I missed?)  contribute to tire (tyre) life.

2016 SR
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a lot of fast driving&braking, often on mountain roads, what could explain the front wearing down so fast.. Thats also why i need much stronger regen. Hill down, the regen at 100% oftern does not even slow me down..
am now at 3850km, front 1.5mm, rear 3mm (lowest mesurements)
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