That mileage sounds about right from my riding experience. I get about 14k on a front and 5-8k on a Bridgestone rear. A Dunlop 491 Elite II would last 15-18k but at twice the cost. Currently I run a car tire on the rear. They have been lasting about 15k miles with little handling issues.
'97 EN500LTD 'Hidalgo'
178,000+ miles so far
SlipStreamer Enterprise II, Vista Cruise,
Fiamm air horns, Cobra Spots, LED Rider ProMod Spots, Drifter solo seat, Pro-Tac backrest, 17/42 sprockets, Darkside rear on 500A rim, ScottOiler, F&S luggage rack ,Throttle Rocker, Viking bags, Victory Vegas handlebars, Kuryakyn grips, LED & HID lighting, 4-gal AUX fuel tank, etc...
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Last edited by bikerbill; 11-14-2012 at 07:43 PM.