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I tried the Bstone S20 on my Gen 4. I put 1600 miles of aggressive street riding and it is worn out. The center is gone. I don't understand this as this is suppose to have a harder center and softer sides. I have always gotten about 2500 to 3000 miles out of BT16s before. I don't want to hear any BS about "Slipstones". Bstone has always worked well for me. Almost all the miles on the S20s were twisty roads. The front looks fine but the rear is gone. :dontknow:
 

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Something doesnt sound right. I have more miles than that on my S20's and they are all on the track.
 

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Not one burnout. I have not made one adjustment to the suspension. Maybe I should but it seems to handle great. Im not saying the cords are showing but it has worn down past the wear markers in the center. I've never had a tire do this so quickly. Maybe its just a bad tire I don't know. Bike handles great with the S20s.
 

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I have never run them myself but the S20s are very popular in my riding group and everyone here is getting more than double that mileage. That's trackday riding, dragon runs, Local mountains, and commuter miles. All the bikes that run them seem to be 08-13 1000rr's though. I cant imagine the kawi having that big of difference on tire wear though.
 

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Haven't tried those...but I switched to pp3 and ima getting over 6k on rear and 10k on front...34f/38r psi fast hiway n twistys.... 32/30r psi track days 600miles
 

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Definitely inline with my experience... I got terrible tire life with them. 1900km rear. Q2 & Q3 much better
 

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Seems like ordinary Tombstone mileage to me :dontknow: The oem bt016s off my 10 and 1000rr were toast at 1800ish.
 

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I got 1800klm out of the rear s20 worn out edge to edge on my zx14 i know a different bike . I got about 3500klm out of a pilot power I did enjoy the s20 especially the front tyre the rear had a weird vague feeling when i started tipping it in apart from that great tyre.I have just started using dunlop sportsmarts on my zx10 best tyre I've used grippy + are lasting twice as long as any sports tyre I've ever used awesome .
 

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stop throttle chopping.....
I get 4 ish track days out of a rear center are still new..
I tear up centers street ridding but Michigan has no twisties
 

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So far only rear that has reached 3k miles of tough twists is the power3, but that tire does spin. All others wear out around 1500 miles and I stretch them to maybe just over 2000 miles.

For front, so far, best front is the q3. Just seems to stand up on the sides betters that the powers.

Not tried the 20's yet.
 
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