How many miles should I expect out of my Stock tires?

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by ChiroRick, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. ChiroRick

    ChiroRick Member

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    I've got almost 3k miles on my Dyna Super Glide Custom. Previous owner purchased it in Oct 2007, and put 2200 miles on it as of February 2012, at which point I purchased it. Tires seem to have plenty of tread left. I'm just wondering how many miles yall average on the stock tires.

    I'm also aware that tires that aren't used much tend to get hard, and they sometimes crack. Mine do not show any cracks. I think they are good to use until they show more wear, how much, I don't know...
     
  2. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    I've heard of the Dunlop American Elites getting 17,000 plus on the rear with mostly 1 up riding.
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    On my (used to own) bike, a 00 FXDS with a larger 150 rear (140 stock) using the standard HD Dunlop's.

    I would go thru 2 rear tires/tyres :D to one front tire like clock work.

    Fronts were also 1 size larger (110) getting 18/19/000 miles.

    I switched here and there ; Avon Venom X's, getting the same, then Metzler 880's and same.:D

    All good tires/tyres.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Alot depends on your driving habits but I agree with the rest. You can figure 2 rears to 1 front. 1 big then is to check the air pressure on a regular basis and make sure there inflated to the correct psi.
     
  5. blueglide

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    2011 FXDB 8800 miles going to need new front and rear shortly -2mm centre tread rear,
    3mm centre tread front.
    Tyres; Michelin Scorcher 31.
    Solo Rider.
    30 PSI front; 40 PSI rear.
    Approx 180lbs in riding gear
    Ride roads with tight and twisty bends and open sweepers.
    Riding style moderatley aggressive.
    Location : europe
    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    07 Streetbob, 15k on front tire, rear 12k Stock Dunlpos check PSI weekly:s
     
  7. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Active Member Contributor

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    Rick,

    The right wrist, proper tire pressure, and the rear tire alignment are all important. Watch these and you'll be OK.

    On my '07 Superglide I budget for a new front tire at 20k miles and a rear at 10k. I just checked with the penny test and both are good; 17k on the front and 9k on the rear, both are the called-for stock Dunlops. What usually happens, however, is new tires just before a major trip or the summer riding season so I'll be getting new ones in month, at about 58k total miles.

    Hope this helps.

    Silver
     
  8. HD4ME!

    HD4ME! Active Member

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    I only got 12k out of my stock tires and 9k out of the next set. Guess I shouldnt ride it so hard.... nah.... :58:
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Got a Little over 9k on my rear Avon Venom and its ready for a new one. Lots of variables to this equation than just miles though. Pavement makeup that is ridden on, temperature, how hard its ridden, panic stops, etc.
     
  10. ChiroRick

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    Appreciate the responses fellas. Being new to heavy bikes, I'm not sure what to expect. I've owned 2 Kawasaki KLR 650's before this (a 2005 then a 2009) and I would get about 6k out of a rear tire (Avon's). I honestly didn't want to speculate, which is why I asked ya'lls opinion. I was assuming around 10k for the rear, and I always replace the front when I replace the rear. Just a habit.