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My Dunlop rear tire is done done done after just 6500 miles... the belts are showing through and the tire is probably dangerous (going to have it replaced tomorrow). My question is, do I have any type of claim against such a crappy tire? It just seems like it should have lasted longer. Yes I ride hard at times, but don't we all :D Just looking for opinions before I talk to the stealer..
 

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That's about 1.5K more than I got out of my last one. I don't do burn outs either.
 

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got almost 14k out of my stock rear at the moment. it does need replaced though. the belts arent showing yet, but theres little to no tread on the middle. been raining here for weeks and when i go to speed up, if its not very gradual, the tail end starts trying to go sideways on me...
 

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I got 12,500 on mine - only the wear bars were showing.
 

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Wow what are you guys doing to your poor tires!


Im at 7100 and probably can get another full season out of it....
 

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STEEDA said:
Wow what are you guys doing to your poor tires!


Im at 7100 and probably can get another full season out of it....
Was riding the piss outta it. It wouldn't have seen 5500 if I tried. :? Even with 40psi...oh well.
 

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My rear OE Dunslip was toast (and I mean cords showing toast) at 4,000 Honda miles. Front was cupped (36f/39r) My next rear tire, Avon Venom was cords hanging out toast at 5,000 real miles as was its Avon replacement; 37f/40r Now running a Metzeler 200 rear and new Avon front, 37f/40r. This bike is hard on rear tires! The rear bearings are good and the swing arm bearings are good; its just hard on the rear rubber. We do have nice twisty roads here abouts.

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I'm at 10K and they look great, no complaints here. I'm doing 2K 4 weeks from now and have planned to replace them, probably will in case we run into rain.

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My wife and I were running the same tire, she has a 1100 v-star and I would get about 6k and she would get about 7k out of the Duncraps. and her bike is 100lbs lighter than mine and she only weights in at 130 tops. Sure glad you guy dont know her, if she knew I posted her weight. Well lets just drop it. :D
 

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I got 10000 out of the original dunlop k555 I replaced it with a dunlop 404 and ran it 7000 miles and it was getting slick so I replaced it with another 404 and ran it 2000 miles then I got to reading about the darkside and decided to give the car tire a try. I pulled off the dunlop with only 2000 miles and put the c/t on at a little over 19000 miles. I now have 24000 miles on my bike and at 5000 miles the car tire still looks like new not showing any noticeable wear so far. I have read about others getting over 25000 miles out of car tires. As of now it looks like I will be getting close to that mileage out of mine. And at $55.00 for my car tire compared to bike tire cost I wont go back to bike tires. Like I said I pulled a good bike tire off so if I didn't like the car tire I had a bike tire to put back on on hand to put back on. I do my own tire changes at home so it would only take me less than 1 hour to put the bike tire back on. As of now I love the car tire and it handles as good or better than a bike tire in every way. If I had left the dunlop that I took off at 2000 miles it would be time to replace it now it would be getting slick the car tire with 5000 miles is showing no noticable wear and looks new. I have the exact mileage and date I installed the car tire recorded and put up I will report what I get whenever it gets worn out or is replaced but so far its great. A bike tire at this mileage in the past would be getting thin and I would be ordering a replacement tire.
 

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13k on front and rear. Rear was done but no belts showing, front was stepped and rode aweful. Put Metzler 880 on front and rear and I am truly AMAZED on how good the bike feels.
 

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More than 12K on my original Dunnies and just replaced them with some WW Duns. I've got to think that it's a question of how you're treating the tires as opposed to Dunlop being a piss-poor product. No skin of my teeth for all y'all that can't get any mileage - but you need to start thinking about how you're riding and not looking to blame the manufacturer. And no, I don't own any Dunlop stock. :lol:
 

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Iwantsnow said:
I am at 9500 and did a few burn outs and still have plenty of tire left and it still has the grooves in it.
Rich
Yeah, but you don't look like you weigh very much... :D
 

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I have ove 10K on mine and have a lot of tread left.
 

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I'm aware that my comments will make no difference in the dreaded Dunnie debate, but I'm bored so I'll toss this in. Over 14,000 in the last ten months and both front and rear appear to be good for at least another 2,000 safe miles. It is however, a 06 black S, so that probably accounts for it.
 

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I just changed my last set of Dunlops at 14k. They were "just" down to the wear bars. I only changed them because I was planning a long trip (got canceled right after I put the new tires on). I could have got another thousand or two out of them.

I'm thinking that if I wanted to run them all the way down, I could get 16k out of a set.
Same was true of the set before those.

I think some of you guys just ride to hard.
 
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