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Hello my front stone (709) went 20000 hard miles (scrapes on both header covers alot front brake!!) the rears :oops: :oops: they dont do to well..7000 not much more ...chuck
 

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9 - 10K out of rears, 14 - 16K front. I don't ride like grandpa either, just anal about air pressure.

On my 5th set - love em!!
 

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I am from HOT Florida. I had 16K on both front and rear from my bridgestones 709/704 when I sold it last year. Now have new bike and will see what 250 Dunflops will do.

Just me 2 cents worth.
 

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18k on my last set, probably good for 14k on the OEM (older style), but I replaced them before heading to Sturgis @ 11k. I've got about 11k on this set and they still look good.

It must be the cool road surface here in the NW that makes them last so long... :)
 

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I pretty consistently get about 12,000 miles on the rear and the front G709 will last 15,000 to over 17,000. miles for me. If you are not getting about 25% more mileage out of your front G709 than your rear G704, then I would be really surprised. I would want to confirm you check your pressure prior to each new days ride and also confirm what tire pressure you are running (I run 38 front and 41 rear). A couple of friends get 20,000 miles and more out of their G709's and only run 36 lbs. on their fronts so I probably should try the lower pressure next time and see if that improves the mileage over my last tire (which was the + 17,000 miles).

DaleC

P.S. Of course the G709 almost always has little to no cupping so in my view there isn't a better front tire for the 1800.....
 

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I got 12,000 out of both front and rear on my last (first) set and I didn't pay enough attention to the air pressure. When I DID check it, I kept it at 41/41 cold.

At 12,000, I had minor cupping on the front and maybe another 1,000 miles or so to go with plenty more on the rear.

With this second set, I'm paying more attention and hope to get more miles out of it.

I use the bike mostly for commuting, some weekend jaunts and at least on weekends, sometimes get on it a little more than I should... especially on that first set when I discovered that I could light up the rear tire. :wink:
 

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17k on the first set. 20k so far on second set that will be replaced within a couple months (if they're available) with another set. I wouldn't consider another brand as long as I can find Bridgestones.


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I pulled my rear Bridgestone off today at 8500 miles. It has enough rubber for maybe 2000 more miles. The front tire looks good for about 5000 more.
 
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