What is your average front tire mileage for the Continental Trail Attack?

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  1. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Howdy gang,
    I've got a 4000 - 5000 mile trip coming up in a couple weeks and the trip will be on mainland Mexico where tire availability is limited. My 1290 has around 3500 miles on it so I'm going to put on a new rear tire. But I'm figuring the front Continental Trail Attack is probably good for the trip. On my other motorcycles, I typically got 50% more miles on my front tires than rear tires. Based on my experience on other motorcycles, I figure that front should be good 9000 - 10,000 miles.

    What has been your TA front tire mileage?
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  2. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Long timer

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    All depends on that right wrist, road, load and climate conditions........3000miles if I am lucky.....front last around 9000miles.
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  3. robdr1

    robdr1 Been here awhile

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    I got 15,000+ kms on the front before I swopped both out for TKC70's.
    The rear was torn up, but the front still good for another 5,000 kms, so I kept it.
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  4. Lettikka

    Lettikka Been here awhile

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    I expect about 12,000 miles out of mine.
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  5. PowerfulPierre

    PowerfulPierre Been here awhile

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    I've currently got around 13000 miles on mine.........its well ready for changing but although its feathered there's still reasonable tread left and I'm trying to hang out for a wee while yet to fit 2 fresh tyres for a long trip upcoming in the spring. It'll feel like a new bike with fresh rubber!
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  6. PapaBravo

    PapaBravo MoneyMaker Shaker

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    10K is a pretty good target number, so you should be fine.
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  7. Bowber

    Bowber Been here awhile

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    I've got 6k miles on my current front and it's got plenty left.

    Steve
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  8. BritGuy

    BritGuy Been here awhile

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    I got 22,000km out of my front, about 16,000km out of the rear. On my third CTA2 rear and my second front with 34,000km on the bike.
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  9. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Thanks for all the replies. The mileages reported are what I was hoping for so I'll keep the front for the trip. Based on prior motorcycles and my tire mileage comparison with others, I tend toward the lower third in regards to tire mileage. That and the fact the rear has already been plugged led to my choice to fit a new rear.
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  10. Its not Ginger!

    Its not Ginger! Been here awhile

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    Mine lasted until the first time it rained, I then valued my life more than the cost of a new tyre ;-)

    The fronts seem to last well on the 1190S, I am guessing it does not have a particularly forward weight bias, plus the bike wants to punt the front wheel off the ground whenever the throttle is opened.
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