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Author Topic: Bad arse tyre  (Read 758 times)
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« on: April 16, 2018, 20:03:24 »

Well it's been 1 year and 4 months and my front tyre on my x9 250 has yet to wear Out, Michelin city grip.

The back wheel same make in same of space of time been change twice.

Anyone experience this ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 20:05:02 »

The rear tyre does all the work and supports all the weight. FGWTF.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 20:16:55 »

Normal wear for a front is about 3-4 rears.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 20:47:29 »

I didn't know that....I must if had **** tyres before as this front is lasting. Nice to know tho.

Fgwtf ? What's that ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 21:31:37 »

something F, GO With The Flow, just a guess.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 06:33:17 »

Fat Gits Wear Tyres Faster...although in reality there is more of a ratio as Bob said between front and rear renewals assuming that both tyres are a matching pair. Some brands wear better than others so a mixed set is harder to judge.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 14:12:51 »

Well it's been 1 year and 4 months and my front tyre on my x9 250 has yet to wear Out, Michelin city grip.

The back wheel same make in same of space of time been change twice.

Anyone experience this ?

Apart from that, how do you find the handling when they are worn? Some members have complained the bike's handling is crap when they're worn. (?)


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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 07:36:22 »

I bought a new set of CG's but then after hearing this bought some Contis and fitted those instead. I might fit the CG's to the spare wheels and try them sometime but I quite like the Contis with their odd tread design.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 16:14:15 »

Apart from that, how do you find the handling when they are worn? Some members have complained the bike's handling is crap when they're worn. (?)





Worn i dont notice much difference in dry, but come rain & its wet, they become slippy on the bends.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 18:09:24 »

This is City Grip Summer I'm guessing?
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