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Offline majik

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Front Tyre Wear
« on: 30 June, 2008, 08:18:13 PM »
The CBF went in for its 4K + service last weekend.

They advised me that the front tyre will need changing soon.
I had a look and yes the front is down to half the rear.
All my many many previous bikes the rear wore out B4 the front.

Do I have a problem ? 
Front brake etc. I does seem to be noisey when braking. Dealer said it could be dirt/dust but could not find a problem on the service. Maybe I'm brakin too hard ?

It looks like the PR2 are coming sooner than I thought.


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Re: Front Tyre Wear
« Reply #1 on: 30 June, 2008, 08:55:32 PM »
Hi Majk

I think you may have but don't really have idea what it could be at the moment - tyre pressure is the first thought.

I did 6000 miles on BT57s and that had plenty of wear in the front and rear before deciding to change them. The rear had a good 2k to 3k miles left in it and the front had hardly worn.

PR2's are doing well at the moment with 2k miles on them already.

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Re: Front Tyre Wear
« Reply #2 on: 26 July, 2008, 04:19:08 PM »

I have done 8,000 miles on the front PR2 and it still has 2.5mm of tread left. The rear PR2 I had to replace due to a puncture did 7,000 miles and still has 3.5mm of tread left so would have been good for 11,000 miles.
I will post the final front tyre mileage when I have got a new one fitted.

Of interest, I had 14,000 miles on the front PR2 on my Hornet 900, which is very good for a grippy tyre!


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Re: Front Tyre Wear
« Reply #3 on: 26 July, 2008, 04:35:54 PM »
Thanks both.
I think the front tyre wear was due to my lack of confidence in the rear brake. (I had vertialy given up on the rear) 

Now with the PR2s on the front and back rear is not a good as this moring on BT57 but still scrubbing them in.