+1, but there are many factors other than throttle. Stop & go or twisties where speed adjustment is often and necessary verses 6,000 miles on the super slab when you only click off the cruise to slow down to exit.... makes a big difference.I think some of you must rarely ever touch your throttle. I've gotten 14 or 15k out of a front tire, but never as much as 9k on a rear.
I abhor highways and map any riding I do to avoid them. I get around 10K on the rear 'stone 709 and was surprised to get 16K out of the front Bridgestone 704 (I might have those numbers backwards but the front is the new number). Little cupping up front - I think the new front is much better. Looking at the pic of the cords showing - same thing happened to me. Tire looked like it had a few more miles on it, but I only rode to my son's house and back, 50 miles total - cords!
Yup. I luv that new tire feel too. Take off the square rear tire and replace with a nice new round one. Bike feels "alive" again!Anyway, the reason for the post is that I'm always amazed at how nice the bike feels with a new set of tires. <snip>
So from now on (and I know I've said it before) I won't wait as long to change tires. The ride is sooooo much better and safer with good rubber under the bike. Greg