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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  11. Pantelis

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    I am seeing the distances you guys are getting out of the Conti's and I am in tears! My first set did 7,400 Kms...I then tried the Pirelli Scorpion, the Bridgestone A40, the Dunlop Trailsmart and then back to the Conti's...my bike has 36.500Km's on the clock now on the current Conti's and I don't see them lasting much longer and will have to change them before the bike reaches the 40,000 Kms mark...I am getting on average around 7,000Kms from each set with the most durable being the Bridgestone A40 (10,000Kms) and the least durable the Dunlop (less than 6,000kms). Do you guys have the bikes on Rain mode all the time??!!
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  12. Bluesilver

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    15 000km on a front, touring two up, track days and all around hard work.....yet I destroy a set of SC2 Pirelli's on my 1299S race bike in 40laps.....so check the wear pattern on your front, it will show you either have a setup issue or you hamfisted on the front brakes.

    Imho
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  13. Swoop

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    7,700 miles, 95% road. Inflated to recommended 35psi front, 42psi rear.
    Front and rear have 3mm tread depth left.
    I'm going to keep them for another 1,000k-ish then swap for a set of TKC70's.
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