What can I expect to get on my tires as far as mileage goes? I have around 1900 miles so far.
Did you do any track days on that set? I ride the hell out of my tires at least once a month for a full day on Palmoar and not to mention Ortega here and again. I have the tire peeling and greasing a bit after each outing, and I still got around 4k out of mine, but then I didnt put on any track days, so I'm just curious.gladding24 said:For me, pushing pretty hard on the street, @ 2k the rear was all but dead, @2.5k she had cords showing on the side. On the front, she was spent @3.5k, and at 4k she had worn through the outer tread carcass with cords showing on the side and zero tread visible, except in the center. I swapped the 218's out for 208's, and with the same riding style, @1kmi. I had worn exactly 1/2 the tread off the rear. Only reason I know this is i got a nail and had purchased the Road Hazard warranty from Cycle Gear, so they replaced the tire for 1/2 off retail. Nice!
Ease off the throttle :lol: I have never heard of anyone killing tires as fast you gladding its impressive. Down south we dont have very much of that road surface. I have seen it and I know what your talking about, it looks like its made of concrete and smashed rocks Anywa just went for my last ride on the Dunlops when I got home my od read 5.2k but I have had a 16t front on with no speedo healer for the past 3k so actual mileage is probably around 4.5k. Have you thought about using a harder tire since your road surface is so much rougher. You could probable get away with using a less agressive tire :dontknow:gladding24 said:Part of the reason my tire life sux is beacuse I tend to 'steer' with the throttle a lot. I can't keep from mashing the throttle on exit and letting the back end walk out a little. Lots of fun, not good on the tread :-(. I used to be able to do it with the 7R and get away with it cause she only had about 100 HP to put down, now I'm trying to feed 150+- through the same contack patch and it doesn't hold up very well. The treadlife on my 208ZR's is going to suck, that I'm sure of, but I know the tires well, I know how they slide and just how much traction is available from them, I just wish I could get a few more miles out of them. Anyone have a suggestion?