Suggestions for new rear tire
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MP3 400 "Merlin"
Joined: 01 Jul 2012
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Location: Northwest Ohio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am quote
The City Grip on the rear of my 400 is wearing out after 3 seasons and about 10k miles. Is there a longer lasting option out there? Thanks!
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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
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Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:50 am quote
10k miles for a scooter rear tire is not bad at all.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:56 am quote
10k miles is amazing! I never got more than 6000 miles on my Fuoco, and that was really pushing it past the wear bars.
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2010 Can Am Spyder RT-S, 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5279
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:15 pm quote
I get about 9000 miles on a rear City Grip, average across 5 of them.
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:51 pm quote
Re: Suggestions for new rear tire
Carolan wrote:
The City Grip on the rear of my 400 is wearing out after 3 seasons and about 10k miles. Is there a longer lasting option out there? Thanks!
you actually don't want a longer wearing option because longer wearing means harder rubber, hard rubber means horrible traction in wet and even dry conditions. 3 years is perfect time to replace tires, longer time and they start to weather check as well.

Keep using the same city grip IMO.
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MP3 500
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Location: Columbus OH USA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:05 pm quote
Darkside.
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2010 Can Am Spyder RT-S, 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:21 pm quote
Buckeye Marksman wrote:

Ahhh, no. Not for a rider wearing out ONE tire in three years.
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 435
Location: Germany
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:27 pm quote
wow...I don't even get that much on mine. I typically wear out a tire before the service interval is due but I ride fairly aggressive on mine.
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