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« on: October 12, 2017, 01:36:16 AM »

Only 4600 miles and that Pirelli Sport Demon is toast!



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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 01:50:45 AM »

Yes, indeed. That tire appears to have about reached the end of the road, so to speak.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 02:42:01 AM »

I once heard a MC group leader say "motorcyclist look at each other's rear tires like dogs sniff eachothers butts."  Lol. Much can be learned from it. THAT is one used up tire. Replace immediately!
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 02:37:42 PM »

I'm a bit disappointed with the Michelin Power Pure I put on the Silverwing.  4664kms later (not even 3000 miles!) I needed a new tire rear tire and the front soon ,as well.  So,,, I put another Michelin Power Pure on the rear.   Really smooth ride but the wear was not great.   Better luck with your choice of a Michelin, John.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 05:04:09 PM »

That makes tires pretty expensive, having to replace them that often.  How about Dunlop, they have anything longer lasting that performs as well?
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 06:58:46 PM »

That makes tires pretty expensive, having to replace them that often.  How about Dunlop, they have anything longer lasting that performs as well?

It's not the bike at all, it's the tire. 52 hp, 470lb motorcycles  don't burn their rubber off like that. Heck I'd get 5-6000 miles out of a Bridgestone on my old Hayabusa.

That original Pirelli must he made of putty.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 07:51:47 PM »

I dislike Pirelli for this reason... they stick like glue but they are so soft. On our chip seal roads, I had to replace my Bet & Win rear tire at 1800 miles.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 08:02:18 PM »

That makes tires pretty expensive, having to replace them that often.  How about Dunlop, they have anything longer lasting that performs as well?

It's not the bike at all, it's the tire. 52 hp, 470lb motorcycles  don't burn their rubber off like that. Heck I'd get 5-6000 miles out of a Bridgestone on my old Hayabusa.

That original Pirelli must he made of putty.

Agreed. Most likely a very soft but high grip compound on the stock tire. One of my favorite quotes on the FZ-09 forum...

"Tires are a wear item and grip is cheaper than a trip to the ER. Ride, Wear, Replace, Repeat."

Though having quite a bit more engine horsepower and torque, my FZ-09's stock rear tire lasted less than 4,000 miles as well. In a successful effort to preserve most of the grip and add substantial tread life, I switched to the Pirelli Angel GT sport touring compound tire and more than doubled rear tire wear.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 09:35:27 PM »

I think that it depends on the exact tire from each company.  I had the Pirelli Diablos on the Silverwing and liked them in every way.  On the other hand no one uses them for the FJRs.  On the FJR and the DN-01 I'm running Michelin Pilot Road III and they are great for the first couple thousand miles and then the ride only gets worse.  The will run about 7l on the rear and 10k on the front for an FJR.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 10:52:46 AM »

I just replaced a set of Pirelli Angel GT's and I put just over 10k on them. They were great tires but too expensive to buy again, especially since the Ninja doesn't see much road time these days. Replaced with Shinko 05's' I know they aren't as good but I needed to go cheap. May try selling bike again next spring.

Did I miss which bike those Pirelli's came from JB?
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2017, 05:38:52 PM »

I think we used Dunlops on PeggySuzís 650 Burgman.  Donít recall the model of the Dunlop, though.  If I recall correctly, she usually got about 8k out of a set, with the rear wearing out faster than the front.  For awhile, I ran Dunlop Touring Elite IIís on my Gold Wing, and I got about 10-12k on a set, with the front wearing a bit faster than the rear.  The rear tended to square out rather quickly, affecting the handling a bit.  Then I switched to Metzelerís and was amazed at the difference in handling.  I loved those Metzís.  Unfortunately they wore out in about 8000 miles, but the handling made it worthwhile.  I also think I put a set of Pirelliís (model forgotten) on the Burgman, and while they handled well, they certainly didnít last long.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2017, 06:54:33 PM »


Did I miss which bike those Pirelli's came from JB?

Moto Guzzi V7 III.

It's going in for a new rear shoe next Tuesday, Friday at the latest.
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 01:46:37 AM »

I also think I put a set of Pirelliís (model forgotten) on the Burgman, and while they handled well, they certainly didnít last long.

Your experience sounds like mine on my Silver Wing many years go. The tires were Pirelli Diablo; wonderful performance and handling while they lasted.
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2017, 04:47:46 AM »

I just put Shinkos on the back of my Burgman 650 about 5500 miles ago. Looks like I 'll get about 8,000/9,000 miles put if them. Handled great in the mountains and in the rain. I run Pirelli Diablo tires on my Burgman 400. Get an average of 14,000 miles on tbe front and 9,000 on the rear
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