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I'm up close to 8k miles now and I'm wondering how many miles you guys put on your stock tires before changing? I thought I'd try to make it to my 10k service before changing... but don't want to put myself (or wife) in danger.

Thanks for the insight!

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I made the first set last all the way to 3,500 miles. Then changed the second set at 9,000.
 

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I should add that Texas state inspection requires 2/32 min tread to pass.
 

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Max said:
I should add that Texas state inspection requires 2/32 min tread to pass.
Max,

Regardless of state regulations, what is the recommended mileage? Thanks again!!!!!
 

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Actually Al I think the state guidelines for minimum wear are a good point to look at changing your tires from a safety stand point. I'm not sure you can judge tire wear by miles, it is much better to judge them by remaining tread depth.

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I think t depends on how often you check the pressure and how you ride, as to the expected tire life, you'll get.

I was told by my local Dealership that I was somewhat of an exception because I have over 9000 miles on my rear tire. It's gotten to the point that I purchased a new tire and the old rear tire is getting thin in the middle. I don't do burn outs and check the tire pressure fairly regularly, advantages of having an air compressor in your garage. But that is just an idea of the mileage I am getting out of my stock set.

I am replacing my tires with the stock Dunlop’s D207s, because I like the way it handles and rides.

My front tire doesn't look as worn so I think I can get another few thousand out of it before I need to change it.

Hope this helps,

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Max - Not being familiar with the 2/32 min to pass inspection... how does one test for that? The only device I have at my discretion is an air gauge... I'm guessing I should change both tires before making the trek to Sturgis again this August!! Did you just go with the stock tire when you replaced?

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Jamie to give you an idea I just measured a dime with my tread gage and it is almost 2/32 thick. So when your tread depth near the most worn spot is the thickness of a dime or less I suggest that you replace the tires.

I replaced mine with the metz tires and got a little better life, while I don't do burn outs I do ride aggressive and tend to get twice the tread wear that my wife does.

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Jamie, I'm not an aggressive rider at all and got about 10,000 miles on mine before I replaced them. I had some good cupping on the front tire by that point, tho.
 

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Great!! Thanks for the help!! I will check when I get home tonight...

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Hey Max,

Did you stick with the same size when you switched to the Metz tires (same as stock)?

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Actually Al I think the state guidelines for minimum wear are a good point to look at changing your tires from a safety stand point. I'm not sure you can judge tire wear by miles, it is much better to judge them by remaining tread depth.

Max
THANKS AGAIN!!!!
 

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Another way to check for that 2/32s is to use a penny. Its 2/32 from the top of the penny to the top of Lincolns head, so if you put the penny in and can see the top of his head, its time to replace it. Hope it helps.
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Greg687 said:
Another way to check for that 2/32s is to use a penny. Its 2/32 from the top of the penny to the top of Lincolns head, so if you put the penny in and can see the top of his head, its time to replace it. Hope it helps.
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Sweet! Thanks Greg!

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:ride: I got 10,000 miles on my first set. No burn outs but like to ride fast on the twisties back in WV. Will not do as well with second set. Trip to Sturges seems to have been hard on this set 6,000 and will replace soon with metzler 200. btw replaced brakes at same time. :biker:
 

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My rear tire is half shot @4k. My buddies who ride crotch rockets hard, Bust my chops badly. They say 2k should be bald! I must ride like a whooss :spank: :spank: :mrgr: :mrgr: But, they are proud of the flat spots on the bottom of the pegs and muffler shield :diablo:
 

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I'm on my third set at 10000 miles. They replaced the tires when I bought the bike at 3500 miles. At 9750, I noticed a foot of cord showing on the rear. Don't wait that long!
 

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Got about 8k on my 1st set (bought my 02 used with 500 miles so don't know about burnouts before then but definitely none after). Rear had to be changed for inspection (NC) and was balding in middle of Rear. Front had more wear to go, but wanted to keep everything in sync. Note: ride 2 up for @1/3 the time - so more weight and usually on slow and twisty roads (Blueridge Pkwy, etc).
 
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