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I have the standard Dunlop rear tire on my GL500I and I watch the pressure.

I am right at 10,000 miles on the rear tire and I've heard this is about right for tires on a bike.

What say you all?

The load is just me, no riders but then I'm 240 lbs. so I am a bit of a load I guess.
 

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That sounds like decent mileage.



I personally don't care what mileage my ,"Bike Tyres" get.I want grip and performance no matter what the cost as to me my life is worth it.It just so happens the budget tyres I'm using give me both but as per above I couldn't care less how long they last



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I think it would be unfair to Guess at something so critical. I just give mine a thorough visual inspection and as long as I don't see tread wear indicators, cracks, chips, tears, rot, nails, etc. ...and haven't been mis burn having, I just keep em on until they are shot. That said, Ive gone through most all my rear tires on 750s in less than ten k miles... some in less than 200
My smaller bike tires, I dunno, I can only remember flats being replaced...



I would not even consider a dry wheel burnout on a CX500 so maybe I'll do better on this one.
 

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It's like reading those reviews on TireTech.com. Some people are only getting 10,000 miles out of a tire that others are getting 40,000 from. There's no way driving styles can vary that much so apparently some vehicles are just easier on tires than others.



My Bridgestones were still almost perfect at 40K until they replaced the alternator (requires partial front end suspension disassembly) and while the car still drives perfectly straight it's starting to become obvious from the wear that started appearing over the past 3K they got the alignment toed in a little, guess I'm going to have to correct that myself.



No way could I go back two months later and try to blame it on them, they'll claim I must have hit a curb.
 

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I get about 5000 on the rear of my V65, and about 10000 on the front. But I do drive a little more agressively on that then on my Silverwing.
 

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It's like reading those reviews on TireTech.com. Some people are only getting 10,000 miles out of a tire that others are getting 40,000 from. There's no way driving styles can vary that much so apparently some vehicles are just easier on tires than others.



My Bridgestones were still almost perfect at 40K until they replaced the alternator (requires partial front end suspension disassembly) and while the car still drives perfectly straight it's starting to become obvious from the wear that started appearing over the past 3K they got the alignment toed in a little, guess I'm going to have to correct that myself.



No way could I go back two months later and try to blame it on them, they'll claim I must have hit a curb.




What kind of car is this?
 

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What kind of car is this?


1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with the LQ1 engine, they only built 5,100 of them and of those only around 1,000 had the factory sunroof as mine does. The engine is wedged in there so tight you've got to drop the engine cradle to get to half the stuff. The alternator is slightly below and behind the passenger side wheel so not only does the inner fenderwell have to come out but something in the front suspension components is in the way too and has to be removed. Somewhat design testbed for the Northstar as far as the valvetrain setup so they did use it for several years in the few early Pontiac Grand prix GTPs, Chevy Lumina Z34s and three years of the Monte Carlo Z34 models. (but there was a bit more hood room under those)



Very few still exist because, despite their reliability, little things like alternators and power steering pressure hoses did fail (also an engine drop repair situation) so not many owners were willing to pay to have them repaired, nor did many of the mechanics want to work on them so they'd usually pad the bill with stuff hoping the owner wouldn't bother.



It also gets so hot back there there's actually a small piece of air duct hose driven by a small electric fan just to supply extra cooling air to the alternator. When they changed the body style of the Chevys back in 1995 they dropped the electric fan as they found enough room to increase the cooling duct so it just had a small air scoop behind the passenger side headlight.



It was a true 60 degree offset V-6 but even with the symmetry they still included a sal balance shaft. Timing chain reduced the crank rpm by half and drove the balance shaft which also drove the timing belt. The timing belt went on to drive the four camshafts and required several idler pulleys. You had to have some special GM tools to change the timing belt or you'd never get all four cams back into sync.



When they first made the engine they could get over 700 HP out of it which was unheard of for a 3.4L engine but once it made towards production that had been pulled back to 300 HP then, as is often the problem with GM cars of this era, they had to pull it back to 215 because they couldn't make a transmission to handle it. They're relatively easy to tweak back up to 250 and if you want to start bolting on parts you can make a screamer out of it.
 

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When I first bought my CX - back in '82 till about '89, I was dismayed to be replacing the rear - about 3 times - for every front. I put on about 100,000 km (62,000 mi) and during that time, I replaced the front - maybe twice - the rear at least 6 times. Since restoration, I have yet to change the tires - and likely won't till I wear out the tires on the DN.




and Franko...that really was a "loaded" question!
 

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Try the:

Metzler 880H rear

Metzler Lasertech V front



And they will wear out together at 16-19K.



You will love the Lasertech V on the rain grooves and cheese grater bridges.



Of course all tires should be changed within 5 years of putting them on, so that means you have to put on a few miles.



Never accept a tire from a dealer if it is three years old or older.
 

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I am going to get a new rear tire today - got about 10k miles on my current S11. The tread is worn down to wear it needs replaced. The front has about the same mileage but still looks great.



Mike
 
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