Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Tire lifespan overview  (Read 37894 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tod.

  • CB500X Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 271
  • Country: 00
  • Welsh, by the grace of God
    • View Profile
  • City / Town: Basildon
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #80 on: May 25, 2017, 11:42:29 AM »
Thanks Gills. I've had a read of them posts and I'm convinced. Trail riders for me. 👍

Offline Wouken

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
  • Country: be
  • beginner!
    • View Profile
  • Bike: cb500x
  • City / Town: Ghent
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2017, 09:26:47 AM »
Hi,
Front/rear: both
Pirreli scorpion trail oem tire
+-14000km
Front was still ok, i changed the back to a pirrelli mt60 corsa. Becaus the look is different i did the front at the same time. I'm almost at 6000km with them, i drive 90% of my traveling time with my bike so the back is getting near the end. In my opinion the corsa is grippyer and nicer looking. The bike feals better in the corners.
I will change the back by the end of september. Winter tine, wett and cild roads need more profile for the water.
Ride the mountains, ride the waves. Find your source.

Offline Oldsolum

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2014 CB500X
  • City / Town: Albuquerque, USA
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2018, 10:28:10 PM »
Front/rear:  front
Brand:  Michelin
Type: Pilot Road 4
Lifespan:  18,200 miles
Driving style:  commuting on freeways/backroads; some twisties on the weekends

I was very pleased with the PR4. I doubt that any tire can match it for longevity. I was confident in its grip even as it wore to near the tread wear indicators in the center. There was still plenty of tread left on the shoulders. It seems like I never had to add air to this tire, and it required no wheel weights to balance. As long as I'm using the bike for on-road commuting, I will probably use this tire again. I can't say much for wet grip, as I live in the desert and ride extremely conservatively on the 4 or 5 days a year that I ride wet roads...

Offline Oldsolum

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2014 CB500X
  • City / Town: Albuquerque, USA
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2018, 06:40:59 PM »
Front/rear:  Rear
Brand:  Metzeler
Type:  RoadTec 01
Lifespan:  10,200 miles to wear indicators
Riding style:  Commuting of freeways/backroads; some twisties on weekends

I was generally pleased with the RoadTec 01 as a rear tire. However, it did not give me as many miles as the Michelin PR4. I got about 13% more lifespan out of the PR4, so unless you can get the RoadTec 01 for 13% less money, it seems the PR4 is a superior tire. Grip, handling, comfort, and braking seemed to be nearly identical between the RoadTec 01 and the PR4, though I'm never pushing either to their limits.

Offline cerberscr

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Country: cr
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2016 CB500XA
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2018, 05:07:10 PM »
Hi guys, back again. I recently changed both OEM Dunlop. To be honest I didnt like them, the back tire gave me some unpleasant moments with the wife and the front one didnt last enough.

Front or rear: Front
Brand: DUNLOP
Type: Trailmaxl
Lifespan: 14000 km
Driving Style: Commuting
Driving conditions: Asphalt

Front or rear: Rear
Brand: DUNLOP
Type: Angel ST
Lifespan: 14000 km
Driving Style: Commuting
Driving conditions: Asphalt

I changed both for Pirelli ANGEL GT

Offline goldfever

  • CB500X Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 216
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
  • Bike: CBX, VFR, R1150R
  • City / Town: Bristol UK
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2018, 05:11:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by cerberscr [+]
Hi guys, back again. I recently changed both OEM Dunlop. To be honest I didnt like them, the back tire gave me some unpleasant moments with the wife and the front one didnt last enough.

I changed both for Pirelli ANGEL GT

1) Yes Dunlops are horrible

2) GT? Surely that's overkill on this bike. GT is designed for 4cyl sports tourers. For you to go for that, do you (nearly) always carry a pillion?
Hawk

Offline cerberscr

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Country: cr
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2016 CB500XA
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2018, 05:17:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by goldfever [+]

2) GT? Surely that's overkill on this bike. GT is designed for 4cyl sports tourers. For you to go for that, do you (nearly) always carry a pillion?

I really like the durability of the GTs and the wet performance, I know they need more kg on top to be at 100% but my experience with them on my previous CB500X convince me again.

Offline Wouken

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
  • Country: be
  • beginner!
    • View Profile
  • Bike: cb500x
  • City / Town: Ghent
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2018, 03:26:43 PM »
Hi,
Front/rear: both
Pirreli scorpion trail oem tire
+-14000km
90% on road. 10% gravel
Front was still ok, i changed theme for the pirreli mt60 corsa

front/rear: Rear
Make: Pirreli
Model: Mt60 corsa
Km's: 9000
Remaks: Short lifespan, bud so grippy till the end.
Used: 90% onroad, 10% gravel
Replaced by te same mt60 corsa

At the moment i'm getting to the end of this set, no idea what i would take next. The mt60 again or the continental tkc70. Anny sugestions. I drive on almost every kind of road, kobble stone, slick tarmac, concrete, gravel, roads with mud, oily surfaced roads, roads that are full holes and bumps. So any sugestions.

Woody 
Ride the mountains, ride the waves. Find your source.

Offline UnmzldOx

  • CB500X Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 336
  • Country: us
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2014 CB500X
  • City / Town: Deep South
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2018, 01:25:24 AM »
Once again, here are the particulars for this last run ending in January, 2018, near 30,000 miles on my 2014 500X:

Rear Tire:
Brand: Pirelli
Type: Scorpion Trail II
Lifespan: 7,450 miles  (a bit less than last time)

Driving Style: Commuting, 45 to 60 mph on mix of straights and curves.
Driving conditions: Concrete and asphalt, 33 to 103 F year round

Offline Oldsolum

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2014 CB500X
  • City / Town: Albuquerque, USA
Re: Tire lifespan overview
« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2019, 04:10:49 AM »
Front/rear:  Front
Brand:  Michelin
Type:  Pilot Road 4
Lifespan:  18,700 miles to wear indicators
Riding style:  Commuting of freeways/backroads; some twisties on weekends

PR4 front was a great tire. It had a much "rounder" cross-section profile and therefore didn't fall into corners as easily. Installed August 2016; replaced November 2017.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Front/rear:  Rear
Brand:  Shinko
Type:  Raven 007
Lifespan:  5,800 miles to wear indicators
Riding style:  Commuting of freeways/backroads; some twisties on weekends

The Shinko Raven 007 performed perfectly fine, but it lasted half as long as more expensive tires (Michelin and Metzeler, e.g.). Due to the short lifespan, I would not use this tire again. Installed March 2018; replaced January 2019.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Front/rear:  Rear
Brand:  Michelin
Type:  Road 5
Lifespan:  12,400 miles to wear indicators
Riding style:  Commuting of freeways/backroads; some twisties on weekends; two long-distance tours (New Mexico to Alabama and back again)

Michelin Road 5 last longer and grips better than the PR4 or the Metzeler RoadTec 01, and costs roughly the same. To me, this makes it a more valuable tire. I recommend it highly. It seemed to square off more quickly than the PR4, but the lifelong mileage was greater. Installed January 2019; replaced July 2019.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Front/rear:  Front
Brand:  Metzeler
Type:  RoadTec 01
Lifespan:  20,800 miles to wear indicators
Riding style:  Commuting of freeways/backroads; some twisties on weekends, two long-distance tours (NM to AL and back again)

I love the RoadTec 01 as a front tire. It has a more triangular cross-sectional profile, making it faster to fall into corners. It seemed planted in corners, never giving me any reason to lose confidence. The front seemed to "wander" more with this tire on gravel roads than it did with other front tires; this was not necessarily bad, but it took some getting used to. This front tire has a noticeable hum at highway speeds that I can hear even with a full-face helmet and earplugs; again, not a negative and only noticeable until you get used to it. Installed November 2017; replaced July 2019.


 


Recent Topics


victorious-backstage