I got about 6k or 7k from my last Michelin 2CT Road but the Power 2CT that’s on the rear now has only done 1500 miles and is getting low on tread already, I guess another 500-700 miles and it’ll be borderline legal.
Is that what everybody else gets ? It’s only a 600 so hardly a torquey bike to rip the tyre up.
I get about 6k from my bt021’s on my Fazer 6, my TL chews up Avon Storm STs for breakfast. I got about 1000 miles from the set that were on it when I got it and I expect 4k from the new ones. Asked at FWR about expected mileage, Bob said 6-8k, then paused and said “the way you ride Dunk about 4-5K”.
Maybe I should learn to be more sympathetic toward my tyres…
Mmmm, the trike goes in for MoT on Wednesday, I think the front tyre is getting a bit borderline - still works ok, Bridgestone Exedra 110/90V18 that’s probably the original '99 vintage with 9200 miles on it. I don’t know what to replace it with at the moment, like for like or summat else? Wear pattern is obviously different (but surprisingly broad since I’ve been hooning around the last few weeks), and I might be better getting an H instead of a V since 130+ is pretty unlikely now.
What’s the favourite road front for feel and braking at the moment?
I didn’t fit the rear tyre nor fix the puncture, am due to check the chain this weekend so will have a look but I think it’s straight as the handlig is the same on left and right corners. The lazer thing makes it very easy The string can still give misalignment if the front wheel isn’t 100% straight and what place does string have in this day and age ;) Do you use hairy string or smooth nylon string ?