When to change tires out
I currently have 11K miles on my 08 Versys and I am starting to wonder when I should change out my tires. I bought the V late last summer with a little over 10K miles, so I haven't put that many miles on the bike. I have no idea if the Dunlop Sportmax tires are the original OEM tires, or OEM replacements. The tires look in pretty good shape, but I don't really know what worn out motorcycle tires look like.
I am fairly easy on the bike, so I would think tires would last me a while. I have seen thread where riders are only getting 4-6K miles on their tires before needing to replace them again. Again, I have no idea if these are replacement tires, or original OEM tires.
How do I know when it is time to replace the tires? Also, how many miles should I expect to get out of motorcycle tires? I understand different types of tires get different mileage, but I was thinking of what type to buy when I do replace them.
I was thinking of the Avon Distanzia 90% street 10% dirt or the Michelin Pilot Road 3. I don't really do any dirt riding, but think the Avon would be a good balance.
Any help would be appreciated.