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Old 15th September 2005
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I have a '04 sporty 1200c. Looking for new tires. any suggestions? The Dunlaps lasted 15,000.
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go with them again thats good milage
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i got 5500 out of my rear dunlop

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I got 10,000 out of my 1st rear factory Dunlop and only 8,000 out of the replacement Dunlop I put on. Just switched to the Avon Venom this time we'll see what kinda mileage I get out of them. But so far I really like how the feel alot better than the Dunlops.
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I got 15k out of the front and 16k out of the rear (stock dunlops)

I went with them again, they performed fine and I got lotsa miles.

If you want more performance, try something else. If you are happy with the performance, 15k is pretty darn good. I expect that again out of this set.
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I've got nearly 20k out of a Michelin Comander and it's still got a bit in it.
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Be careful about buying a tire based on high mileage. The longer the tire lasts, the harder the rubber is, and the less traction it will give you. Dumlops are nice tires. Avons and Metzlers have softer rubber and may only give you about 10K miles but they will stick to the road better.

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I only got about 12-15 "hundred" out of my first rear tire, but only because some idiot left a nail in the road and the tire found it.

I've only got 6934 on her at last fillup (about 1.4 miles ago) and expect to get around 10k or so. I was hard on my last bike and the tires didn't last as long as they could have. I expect to have the same type wear on my Sporty.

I'll be happy if I get more than 12k out of each tire.
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I am looking for tires that might give better handeling not nessaserally longer milage.
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http://www.metzelermoto.com/media/me...t_bulletin.pdf

This tire would probably handle better according to many user reports.
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