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milage on the stock dulops?

I am just curious whats the most you have for milage on the stock dunlops, I know all lot of you didn't care much for these tires, but they seemed fine to me I got 9000+ miles and still have tread left but the rear is squaring, I plan on replacing them with the dual compound michelins in the spring.
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Current 7338 miles. I would feel better if replaced, Not worn out but worn down considerably. As winter has came, I don't have to do anything but let it sit in storage for now. :-)
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I replaced mine @ about 6k. I could've gone a little longer, especially the front, but I wanted the roadsmarts & the center of the rear was almost smooth.

I think riding style plus road surface has a lot to do with how fast they wear. It seems like the guys who are claimimg 55+mpg are also claiming longer life with tires. Makes sense to me. Ride it easy, you'll get more out of 'em...



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Right at 7000 here, rear is almost to the wear bars, and squaring. I am still riding most everyday and I feel I can safely get another 500-1000 miles out of the rear. Not sure how much more to push it. Front looks good. New set of Diablo Stradas are on the way!
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4.5k miles rear, squared off and down to wear bars. Replaced fronts 5.5 k miles down to wear bars.

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At 3473 miles my rear was in the center bars.

At 7479 miles my front was unsafe. Completely gone.

As Bear pointed out, street tires do not wear well on gravel.

Then after 6600 miles the Roadsmart rear went bad.

I am running a Diablo rear and Road Pilot front now and am pleased.
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8000+ on the rears, had to replace due to puncture but it was squaring off anyway.
1100+ on the front and replaced it when the wear bars were almost to the surface.

Gravel makes your bike dirty and eats your tires.
If the road was any good someone would have paved it already.
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I replaced mine at 7800 miles. The steel belt in the rear tire was showing through. I am running Pirelli Stradas front and rear and they are fantastic!

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At 7,000 miles (The odometer read more, but isn't very accurate) both my front and rear were just down to the wear bars. Surprisingly enough, the tire wasn't squared off that much. I figure I could have gotten another 500 or so fairly safe miles from them, but didn't want to risk them on the 1,000 mile trip I took to the 3 sisters last month. Probably a good thing, as I rode the last 300+ miles of that trip in the wet. Cupping was very slight on the front, and overall I was fairly satisfied with them. I did lose grip on the front once while riding the dragon, and "bluing" on the front leads me to believe I overheated it.
I'm running Stradas front and rear now, and will update as I put more miles on them. So far so good though...

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I replaced mine at right at 5000 miles. My Michelin Pilot Road 2s have 1500 miles and look brand new.

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Replaced mine around 8,000 as they were pretty worn down and the rear was squared off. Now have 2,500 miles on my Michelin Pilot Road 2CT and they are absolutely great. Highly recommended...

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Glad to hear the positive feed back on the michelin pilot road 2 sounds like what I will go with
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Glad to hear the positive feed back on the michelin pilot road 2 sounds like what I will go with

Yep, I think I'll go that route too!






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My rear looked OK at 2.5K but had no rubber around the belts in the center at 4K. If I hadn't been on a road trip when that happened, I would have replaced them at 3.5K, but none of the local shops in the town I was in had a tire, so I had to make it to Cedar City on the cords.

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8k on mine

I got 8Kon mine and was thinking they may do close to 10K. But at about 8k i rode deals gap which is needless to say a much more tire hungry road thanback home in IL. That pretty well chewed the front thin. The back was already pretty squared-and had some life in it but I try to replace in sets. SO ordered up a set of Pirrelli ANgel ST's. I love em!!

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9328 miles on MINE! The front has lots more (s)miles in it, while the rear is getting CLOSE to replacement time (there's a fresh Dunlop RoadSmart in my shop and some "DynaBeads" for when I change it out), so I check it before and after each ride. . I run 36 psi front and 42 psi rear.
I've been quite happy with them and consider the "V" to be the best handling bike I've ridden (on those Dunlops, of course), and it'll be interesting to see what changes occur with the new rear.

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I change out my D221 front and back out at 4240 miles. Front is down to wear indicator and start slipping, rear still has lots of meat. I could have ridden another 1000 or more miles (front) if I ride upright constantly and not too aggressively in the canyon... Rear probably will be good for another 3, 4k.

I change both out anyway to Bridgestone BT003RS, I like going fast in the canyons and like to have tires that are a little more sticky... So far, I love the BT003RS.

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Anybody out there using Bridgestone BT021's ?
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I got 8Kon mine and was thinking they may do close to 10K. But at about 8k i rode deals gap which is needless to say a much more tire hungry road thanback home in IL. That pretty well chewed the front thin. The back was already pretty squared-and had some life in it but I try to replace in sets. SO ordered up a set of Pirrelli ANgel ST's. I love em!!
oohhh Angel ST's...
where, how much?? tell me more!


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Had 4550 on mine. Rear was really flat in the center after a 2500 mile trip with 200# camping gear. Replaced front and rear with Pilot Power 2CT. Have 1500 miles on them and love em. Showing a very small amount of flat spot on the rear. There just isn't enough good twisties in FL :-(
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