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post #1 of 10 Old 07-11-2009, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Life expectancy of stock tires?

I've got 2800 + Miles on my '08, about how many miles can I expect to get out of the stock tires?
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-11-2009, 01:40 PM
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Any where between 2k and 7k for the rear depending on how and where you ride. About twice the mileag for the front.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-11-2009, 03:17 PM
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My rear was looking pretty shabby at 4K. I am at 6K now and the front is still fine.




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post #4 of 10 Old 07-11-2009, 08:02 PM
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3200 miles and pretty much wore out I ordered a new tire last week the front is doing really good still.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-13-2009, 04:13 PM
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My 09 came with dunlops stock. Are you replacing your stock tires with a different tire? If so which one?
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-13-2009, 09:28 PM
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I got 2700 out of my rear one.. it could have lasted longer but I don't fudge on tires or brakes on any vehicle they are to the replace point ,, they get replaced
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-13-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it has a Dunlop K 750. I have 2400 + on it and it's just starting to show some wear. I was just wondering how long it would last.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-14-2009, 12:22 AM
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2500 miles of poor performance.

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-15-2009, 10:03 AM
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I got 3800 out of the rear. Still had more left but i was going on a trip so I replaced it. The stock front is still on and I just turned 7100 on it...still looks pretty good too! I honestly believe I can get 9 or 10,000 out of the front.

I replaced the rear with a kenda 270 and have about 1/2 of it left.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-24-2009, 12:50 PM
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For my OEMs, I got 8,400 on the rear and 16,000 on the front - both were pretty well smooth.
I still get 8,000 average on the rear TKC80, 6,000 on a front Dunlop D606, and am topping 12,000 miles on my current C858 front.
Got another TKC80 rear/D606 front combo ready to swap on soon.
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