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    CB tire wear?

    Soooooo I'm on my 3rd set of tires in 5000 miles and the current set has about had it.

    I had a 08 fireblade and would get over 3000-3500 miles out of comparable rears.

    I pulled the OEM 015s of at about 1500 miles because they sucked. They still had some life in them. Then put on a set of Dunlop Q3s and burned them up in 2000 Miles of all street riding. Bike was still stock.

    Over the winter I had dedicated some go fast parts and ohlins. I honestly thought it would help my tire wear.

    This is what my rear looks like after about 1500 miles mountain roads and a track day. They are past the wear bars on the sides.

    Does this bike just eat rear tires or what?




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    Quote Originally Posted by RideRed View Post

    I pulled the OEM 015s of at about 1500 miles because they sucked.
    Glad I'm not the only that thinks so! Gawd, they're horrible.

    I'm surprised how fast you're eating tires though. I haven't had mine long enough to know yet. I'm about 1,500 miles myself on OEM's and can't wait to get rid of them. My OEM still has a lot of meat though, no where near done.

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    I think even 1 track day solely punishes the tyres - I'm running Bridgestone s20 evos and am getting about 7k miles out of 1 front and 2 rears - maybe slightly less this year - I'd say any less is hard to live with - I could go for T30s but the front tyre is so awesome I'd be worried of going backwards grip wise.....

    I had BT15s on when I got the bike - 3k miles on them and 4 years old - they were ok - not the best, not the worst - could push them ok but didn't push my luck until I swapped them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sovrec View Post
    I think even 1 track day solely punishes the tyres - I'm running Bridgestone s20 evos and am getting about 7k miles out of 1 front and 2 rears - maybe slightly less this year - I'd say any less is hard to live with - I could go for T30s but the front tyre is so awesome I'd be worried of going backwards grip wise.....

    I had BT15s on when I got the bike - 3k miles on them and 4 years old - they were ok - not the best, not the worst - could push them ok but didn't push my luck until I swapped them out.
    I also have s20 evo tyres. Very good.
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    Tryed the old 016 and hated it. I have not ran a stone since

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideRed View Post
    Soooooo I'm on my 3rd set of tires in 5000 miles and the current set has about had it.
    I'd wear the pride badge with honour, my friend! You're rippin' it!
    piling the mileage on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doser View Post
    I'd wear the pride badge with honour, my friend! You're rippin' it!
    I'd like more mileage but I would be scared to do this with sport touring tires.....

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    Try the new Bridgestone BT30 EVOs , excellent tyre, really grippy , very much the same as the S20 EVOs but with good longevity , used them in the Alps this year , approx 3000 miles and they still look like new

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    The T30 doesn't have anywhere near the grip of a good supersport tire but will get a little better mileage. I ran a t30 on the rear with a S20 on the front trying to get more mileage and turned it into a drift machine which shortened the tire life that much more. I'm back to a S20 on the rear again and now it just hooks up and goes like stink! RideRed is far too hard of a rider to run sport tourers and said as much in his last post. He outrides me by far and I won't run any ST tires again on this bike.
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    Had the Bt23s, rear squared off and front with a slight step at 5k. Was hoping for for another 1k. Decided after lots of pondering to slap on the T30 evos, hoping they will be better and not square on rear. Never has a issue grip wise but I don't push to anywhere near what they can handle.

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