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Old 11-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

If it's not cupping or anything its gtg. Nothing wrong with doing the rear if the front still have some meat on it...
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #12
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

On my R1's I had, my rears would last 3,000 miles (absolute MAX) and the fronts lasted twice that.

So every other rear tire change, I would change the fronts as well.

I'm curious to see how many miles I get out of a 600cc bike.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

If he needs a tire, then he should get one. If he doesn't, then he shouldn't. /Thread
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #14
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

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So I was talking with a buddy of mine and he tells me he needs a new rear tire and I said why not get a set! And he said that the front tire is suppose to last for 2 rear tire life span or however you say. So I laughed cause I've never heard that! Is it true or is he trippin cause my tires always wear even together. Btw he rides a GSXR 600 lol
if you're on a track, that's fairly accurate. lots of riders buy tires in sets of 3; 2 rear, 1 front. i've done it myself.

if you're on the street, both tires will turn to stone at about the same rate. even tho one might have more meat on it, it will still be no good after a year and a half of street riding...


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Old 11-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #15
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I run my bike on the street and had 3 sets of tires that have all worn even together. Same with my track set... Idk maybe it's jus me then


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wearing fronts and rears together/same amount on the track?? 2-3 rears to a front is not uncommon.
when i was just doing track days (10 years ago?) i was using a front for 3 track days, the rear i would run one direction one day, then flip the 2nd day, then replace the rear.
The faster you go.. the faster you use up the "fast" in tires.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #16
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

Maybe your wearing out fronts quickly the because the chassis/suspension isn't set up correctly?
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #17
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

I ride what I call mainly "mildly" on the street. I have been buying BT16s. I get almost exactly 2000 miles per rear and 4000 miles per front. Works out well (but expensive as this year was 2 fronts and 4 rears) my routine is:
+2000 - miles rear tire
+2000 more - front and rear tire, change oil and filter, ...
repeat.

So OP, I don't think your friend is abnormal, except he has a GSXR. Really, I kind of like the 750s.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #18
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wearing fronts and rears together/same amount on the track?? 2-3 rears to a front is not uncommon.
when i was just doing track days (10 years ago?) i was using a front for 3 track days, the rear i would run one direction one day, then flip the 2nd day, then replace the rear.
The faster you go.. the faster you use up the "fast" in tires.
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My bike had alot of front bias and I'd run through front tires like they were going out of style, but I love braking hard and am a pussy on the gas.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #19
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Re: 2 rear too 1 front tire?

guess its just me then lol
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #20
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guess its just me then lol
that handle thing with a grip on the right side.. twist it more 100% guaranteed to use the rear tire more.
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