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Old 12-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #21
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I replaced my rear tire for a bridgestone after 10 k miles. Front was "good" up to 26k miles. During that period I had different brands front and rear, until I swaped the front a bridgestone. Now the excedra max seems different that the excedra I'm running.. Wich is G 702 I believe...
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #22
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I currently have a Avon Cobra 180 on the rear. I need a new front tire and have been thinking about going Cobra for the front though I would prefer Michelin Commander II. How do I tell what is radial and what is bias ply?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:59 PM   #23
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my tires never match on my bikes, and i have never had a problem.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #24
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I do not have much experience with mc tires so once the original dunflops were done, I went ahead and bought front/back tires.

I got a good price on on shinkos and cannot tell the difference between them and dunlops.

I'm sure there are superior tires just like oil and every one has an opinion and a preference.

I choose to change them both out even if one looks like it has more life to go.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #25
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I have a 2008 900 that I just got, with about 5100 miles on it. It seems there is a wide range of miles on the Dunlops before people have replaced them. On average any idea how many miles before changing them? I am planning on doing a long distance ride this summer, and even though the dunlops still look ok, there is the extra concern of having tube tires compared to tubeless. Any thoughts on that concern? I imagine the new tires you have put on are tubeless, correct?
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #26
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I try to take about a 2000 mile ride every summer to visit family. If I even think I may be close to needing tire replaced by the time I return, I'll go ahead and replace it, and keep the old tire as a spare for when the new one needs replaced, but I do replace the rear at least once a year and the front at close to 2 years. Average around 15-18k miles a year on my 800.
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