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Old 05-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Highway tires for Vstrom

I apologize in advance for yet another tire thread.

I am looking for the longest lasting tire for Highway usage. My commute is 65 miles each way, so 650 miles a week, all freeway. My last set of Battlewings just lasted me almost 9k on the rear, with the pressure set at 35psi, but they are rather flat in the middle with lots of meat still left on the sides. I'm not opposed to darkside, but have no clue of the cost at getting the setup.

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Old 05-23-2014, 04:08 PM   #2
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:30 PM   #3
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I was dealing with a similar issue until I went totally wacko and grafted in an SV1000 rear wheel and a GSXR600 front wheel on to my DL1000 so that I could mount up some cruiser rubber. Like, how many cruiser riders do you know who lean their bikes more than 10 degrees off of vertical except when they're on their side stands?





Kind of extreme but my riding buddies are "freeway fliers," two of them with new Harleys, and I was getting pissed about chewing the centers out of dual sport tires. These tires are Pirelli Night Dragons, the rear having an 81H load rating. The Devil made me do it....
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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Shinko's 705s last just about forever, great bang for your buck, there is a thread around here about them. Some have horror stories of the tread peeling off, but I believe that issue has been resolved, not entirely sure.

As for having meat on the side but flat in the middle, that will happen with any tire that sees 650 miles of slab a week.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:41 AM   #5
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Michelin pilot road 3's have worked the best so far for me. better in the twisties than my previous bridgestones and longer lasting on the freways and they are a dual compound tire, harder in the center and softer out at the sides. They have just come out with a pilot road 4 but I have no info on that.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:04 AM   #6
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Michelin Pilot Road 4's are also really good
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:44 AM   #7
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Shinko Raven 009's went a little over 9k miles on my Buell Ulysses.
All other tires tried went a little over 5k miles.
Except Conti Motion Pro which only went a little over 3k miles.
Riding style and conditions remain consistent over the course of 33k miles on the bike.

The 009s should last well over 10k on your "V."

This is the what the Shinko looked like at 9k miles.
Wear bars showing on side tread.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:44 AM   #8
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Wheels.

Hi,LexLeroy.I'd like to know more about your Wheel/Tyre set-up,do you mind if i send you a pm,don't want to divert the thread.
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I was dealing with a similar issue until I went totally wacko and grafted in an SV1000 rear wheel and a GSXR600 front wheel on to my DL1000 so that I could mount up some cruiser rubber. Like, how many cruiser riders do you know who lean their bikes more than 10 degrees off of vertical except when they're on their side stands?





Kind of extreme but my riding buddies are "freeway fliers," two of them with new Harleys, and I was getting pissed about chewing the centers out of dual sport tires. These tires are Pirelli Night Dragons, the rear having an 81H load rating. The Devil made me do it....
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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Michelin Pilot Road 4's are also really good
and you have actually worn a set of PR4's now? I ask, because I've got PR3's on my DL650, need to renew soon, and thinking should I stick with the 3's (that I really like), or go with the newer option?
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #10
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Hi,LexLeroy.I'd like to know more about your Wheel/Tyre set-up,do you mind if i send you a pm,don't want to divert the thread.
Cheers,Graham.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:22 AM   #11
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michelin pilot road 3

Michelin Pilot Road 3's. 25k front, 11.5k rear. work ok for me.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:31 AM   #12
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You might want to look at the Shinko 712. Some have used them on the vstrom site and have gotten great results. By using 100/90-19 front and stock size rear these cruiser style tires are getting up to 15k miles. They are cheap also.....
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:44 PM   #13
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I have a 712 on the front and 741 on the back. The front wanders a bit on grooved concrete, but both feel planted in corners. I think the wandering is due to the big groove in the middle, as I've felt this with other brands built like this. I can't speak for longevity, as I only have about 1k on them but the price was definitely right!
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:35 PM   #14
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I'm pushing near 20K miles on my front Shinko 705 and it just won't wear out. It's scalloped and howls like a 4x4 truck with Super Swampers. My rears last about 10K. Really decent tires and cheap too.

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Old 05-25-2014, 09:51 PM   #15
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metzler me 880s

I run these on my Suzuki c50 and get 20000 ks easily from the rear

Irun them on my Suzuki vl1500 sidecar outfit get 12000 ks

they grip well in the wet which is a big plus

I don't flog my bikes so these figures might be optimistic if you are an aggressive rider

my 2 cents worth
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