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just a recap, Original Metzler Z4 2900 mi. cords showing in the rear wear bars showing in the front, Pirelli Strada's 3500 mi. cords showing in the rear wear bars showing in the front, Continental Road Attacks 4100 mi. cords showing in the rear front had some remaining before wear bars. Avons on now with less than 500 miles. Grip was R.A. best, up until bald rear, Metz Z4 next and lastly Strada's. Only noticeable thing on all the sets were Road Attacks wore the front so handlebar would flutter if you coasted down from 35mph without hands on the grips. Not totally uncontrollable just a little unnerving. May try Bridgestone next or Z6's All tires with a 225lb rider at speeds in excess of posted limits frequently, 1/4 inch chicken strips.
 

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Pilot Powers

I have 4,200 miles on the Pilot Powers, and it looks like I've still got a few hundred miles before I hit the wear bars.
 

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Powers @ 2000 mi

New Pilot Powers on for the DGR. Rode hard, two-up for 4 days, 2000 miles. Rear shot, waiting for a new one. Front pretty good actually, no noticable cupping. Much better wear than the previous Dunlop 208's. 2 rears went completely in 1000 miles each, to complete slicks, no grooves whatsoever. They stuck great though, maybe better even than the Powers, which are pretty good. Gonna go with another and try to use up the front as a set, then might try something else. The Texas boys think the Avons are the shizzle, might be worth a try.
 

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Long Life Tires

on my 02 k1200rs had 9000 miles on a set of z6's put new on at that time i was off on the ss1000 then to motogp at laguna seca.have 8500 miles on my 99 r1100s riding in malibu mt back roads of calif both north and south,good tires for my bikes and style
 

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Tires.......

My new (4800 miles) K12GT has original "Battlax" tires. They are shot. At medium speeds I can momentarilly let go of steering and she starts "wobbling" from "scalloped" front tire. I ride rather hard, and sure my size contributed to rear tire wear. Next up
Metzeler Z'6's after exstnsive research.
 

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3700 on my Avons

I've been pushing this set very hard for the last 2000 miles on Texas chip sealed roads and they may have another 1000 in them, but more like 600-800. The Avons are just great tires --I really have no reason to try anything else at this point.
 

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Try Z6

Give the z6 a try, they are my favorite. One thing to consider when receiving advice is that riding styles and road surfaces have a lot to do with the wear of a tire.
 

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Bandera said:
I've been pushing this set very hard for the last 2000 miles on Texas chip sealed roads and they may have another 1000 in them, but more like 600-800. The Avons are just great tires --I really have no reason to try anything else at this point.
Avons are my favorites...
 

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Metzeler Z'6's are getting it done with me - great mileage - the best i've gotten actually - and the handling is enough that i'm just about nipping at the Metzeler elephants head - previously used Z4s ok, Dunlop 220s :(
 

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Bridgestone Battlax 56

Just turned 8400 on my 03 KRS (red of course) on the original Battlax 56Rs. They were great. The cords just started showing. I think I will try the Z6s or the last of the D205s. Any suggestions are appreciated. I am a street rider looking for a good all around tire that will perform in the rain (safety) and when I occasionally romp on it. I would like to get at least as many miles out of my next set.

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tire life

On the RS, the best I have gotten was 6000 on a set of Pilots. Z6, which I really like for the stick, only give e 4000.

On the S, have only tried the M1 tires. First set gave me 2500 and the second set 1800. Putting on the Pilots tomorrow.

Bottom line - a new set of tires for the way I ride are cheap repairs when considering a less sticky lean!
 

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You can have my Avons

I ride a GT and am on my 3rd set of tires. I have just over 13,000 miles on the bike. It came with Bridgestones and then I went to the Metzler Z6 and now have Avons. I have lost some of the confience that I had gained on GT's stable ride and sense of sticking to the road in wet or dry conditions. Also the Avons have twice given me a new experience of front wheel flutter as I was removing my gloves at about 40mph. I can't wait to go back to the Z6's. I went away from them because they wore funny (a 3/4'' ridge down the center) but they always let me know I was in control, even on wet roads.
 

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avon flutter

How many miles on the Avons? I got the flutter on the Road Attacks the last 500 miles or so before changing them. I have about 1000 on the Avons and no problems so far at all, grip equal to the Road Attacks. Havent tried Z6's was so dissapointed in the Z4's (2800 miles) wasnt sure I wanted to try the 6's.
 

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I have not had a flutter with the Avons however I have 38-40 psi in the front and 42-46 psi in the rear.
I'm on my 5th or 6th set and other Posse members have not had a problem but Tim had some front tire wear problems in very tight corners like on 129.
 

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I have about 1000 miles on these tires. I just checked the pressure and the were both low. 40 on the rear and 32 on the front. I'll air them up today and see if they ride any better. I really want them to work out because they are still relatively new.
 

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don't forget pilot powers

Don't see much said here about Michelin Pilot Powers....I think they're great...got over 11,000 miles on my first set...the grip is awesome, both dry and wet.....the stock Bridgestones cupped on me.
 

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Don't see much said here about Michelin Pilot Powers....I think they're great...got over 11,000 miles on my first set...the grip is awesome, both dry and wet.....the stock Bridgestones cupped on me.
How can people get this kind of mileage ???
I just looked at my PP's with about 2500/3000 on them , about 800 of those miles were Track-Day miles ( had a great year ) .
I can maybe another 1000 before they get to the " unsafe for me " time .
Which is a lot considering how Hard I've been railing her .
PP's are the only tires for me ,, nice road feel, so far great wear , still no chichen strip .
Monday a few of us took a 300 mile ride to N.H. hitting the KANGAMANGAS (?) highway in the White Mountains . There was about 6 inches of snow at the summit of the highway ,, :cool: .
 

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My Gt came with the 020's and I thought I did great mileage wise. I changed them at 7,800 miles and the front was cupped pretty bad - wearing funky edges off of center both sides and wear bars looking at you. The rear actually wore very evenly but wear bars were just about gone. I would say that I am a moderately aggressive rider. I should have change them sooner. I put on a set of Pilot Roads just before heading to this years DGR Rally. I wanted to put the Powers on but I was not sure how they would do and I knew that I would put on approx. 3,000 miles in a week. So after the trip the Roads looked just like they did when I put them on. I thought I rode the Dragon and all the surrounding great roads pretty dam aggressive. These tires held up great and the Michelin man is just about gone so I think I gave them a good running. They were great I never felt like these tires were slipping and in the rain they are great. I am going to try the Powers when these are cooked. However I think they will last as long as the 020's did if not longer.
 
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