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Old 10-21-2012, 01:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link, it was an interesting read! Especially that I have clear signs of left side wear on my front. I was quite surprised when (after almost 30000km on the present front) I saw how much more the left side is worn than the center, which I was measuring before. So much that I'll ditch the front before it could get really close to the wear marks at its center.

Other than that, I'm quite focused on wearing the rear instead of the front. Trying to avoid braking spares front, riding at lower speed than most other riders spare both - but P&G uses much more acceleration than keeping reasonably constant speed. So I definitely put much more stress on the rear than on the front.

I can't do the math because of many unknown factors, but I probably only convert worn rear rubber to saved gas with P&G, instead of clearly saving anything. But it's more fun this way...

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Bikes are fairly critical of the pressure they need in their tires. Too little and they wear and overheat from buckling, too much and the tiny hard non-compliant contact patch will have very little traction. When riding daily on two wheels your life is all about traction. I would not consider exceeding the sidewall max pressure.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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15,000 miles on my CBR250R and the rear is almost gone. The front is maybe 1/2 way.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It was the dunlops. Way too soft.

Now have metzlers 880 me got 7k on the rear with not much wear. Notice not much difference in grip. The 40hp cruiser don't need sticky tires.

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