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Thread: Tire life - typical?

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    That sounds about right. I have a BT023 on the rear of my FZ1 with about 8500 on it and it is getting close to the end, maybe another 1000 or so. That is on a much lighter, also much more powerful bike, and includes a handful of track days.

  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by txcnb View Post
    That sounds about right. I have a BT023 on the rear of my FZ1 with about 8500 on it and it is getting close to the end, maybe another 1000 or so. That is on a much lighter, also much more powerful bike, and includes a handful of track days.
    The mention of track days brings to mind an interesting experience. I was taking Reg Pridmore's CLASS course at Heartland Park Topeka on a Friday. I normally used a Metzeler ME88 Marathon rear tire on my mighty and powerful K75. But for this track school I mounted the much stickier ME55. I bought and mounted the tire on the Thursday preceding the Friday track school. Then we went riding to, in, and from the Ozarks on Saturday and Sunday. Engle Motors in Kansas City was closed Monday, so I had to wait till Tuesday to buy a replacement for the worn-out ME55. My check for the 1st tire hadn't even cleared the bank yet.
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