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I did a search and came up with a ton of threads about tires, replacement, brands, but could not find a definitive answer..

I have 4,100 miles on my 2012 Burgman 650 (currently in winter storage)..
Planning an early summer trip of a bit over 1,000 miles... and wondering if I should work hard on getting mikes on the rear so I can replace itbvefore, or whether it should be OK..
It looks "fine"... My last scoot was a piaggio MP3 500.. and a change at 6,000 miles was pretty much mandatory.. so that's where I am coming from.. Hoping that I will find that a change may be closer to 10,000 miles.. but just asking....
 

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The max that I've seen on a rear has been 6,000 miles. More often, by 5,000 it's so flat spotted that you just want to replace it. YMMV.
 

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The longest I've gone on my OEM rear tire was 9,500 miles, that's when the cords started to show. It all depends on where you ride I guess as some have gone further. On my '03 I seem to recall the Pirelli's went only 5,000 miles.
 

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On rear always use Michelin or Bstone, milage 5000 to 6500 mile, not get more. I replace tire when get wear bar. 6500 mile is very very good life for rear tire.
 

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I ride very aggressively and in the rain alot so mine may not be the norm. The rougher the road surface the lower the tire life. The hotter a tire runs also lowers the life. Places like Florida where they use ground up Coral as the gravel would be different than a smooth concrete. No set answer, sorry.

That said, I have averaged 8500 miles on the BridgeStone BattleAX tires. I also averaged 15,000 miles on the rear BIAS ply Michelin Gold Standard's. Then almost 40,000 on my Darksided Car Tire.
 

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I have averaged 7-9k per rear tire. I go as long as possible, changing it out when it starts getting squirrelly on wet roads.
 

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Got 7K out of OEM rear tire, and replaced with Michilen radial Power Sport. I have 7.5K on Michilen and it looks like its good for at least another 3K. I will replace it with another Michilen. Still riding or orig OEM in the front and will replace when I replace rear in another 3K. Seems to be a very good combo.
 

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The tire with the 14K plus is the original tire on my 2011. I have always used the Bridgestones and have gotten good mileage out of them.

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You didn't find an answer because there is no one answer. How many miles you will get from a rear tire depends on a lot of variables. With the same brand of tire you will find folks that get 5,000 to 6,000 and other folks that get twice that or more.

On all the brands I have tried I normally get 6,500 to 7,500 except for Pirelli. On it I only get about 5,000.
 

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On my last Pirelli I got about 3500 miles. Welcome to Arkansas chip-seal paradise. Running a Michelin now after several Bridgestones. Mileage at 14500 now after about a year and a half since new.
 

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Buffalo I did get an answer.. really.. it varies.. keep an eye on it starting about 4500 miles I suppose...

I got my 650 last may, and I have 4100 miles on it... I want to take a decent trip in July, so I should really plan on a new tire before I leave...That's pretty much what I was looking for.. I've been getting all sorts of emails lately about good deals on tires right now, so I may take advantage of that and have one ready to go.. Frankly, I look forward to a change from the OEM.. My last bike, I went from a Michelin to a Pirelli Diablo.. and felt that the rear got a little loose.. The Michelin seemed to be a lot more $$.. so I understand that there is a huge difference..
 

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Noth, unless you plan on doing a 2500 mile tour, I would not change prior to.
My logic - you are likely to be covering the miles without heavy acceleration or braking which invokes a tyre wear penalty. In other words lots of miles at constant (ish) speed while touring means a 'better' tyre life.

Also, logically if you get a puncture in a tyre with say 5000 elapsed miles it is inconvenient, but if you experience a puncture in a near zero miles tyre then :twisted: :evil: :idea: :?: :twisted:
 

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Me always amaze when people say they have 10,000, 12,000, 14,000 mile on Burgie rear tire, just not understand how they get this. Me ride aggressive in mountain and follow speed limit on regular road and only exceed by maybe 5-7 mph most time but not fast crazy speed unless pass other vehicle, check air pressure almost every day and adjust air if require which not often.

How ride and what do people to get such good milage on tire. Me think me have to ride like Amish horse to get 10,000 - 12,000 mile+ on rear tire.

Please share secret for this.
 

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Me always amaze when people say they have 10,000, 12,000, 14,000 mile on Burgie rear tire, just not understand how they get this.
I think it is a personal level of comfort. The last tire, I got 9k out of it, maybe a little more as I did not make an actual note of the start mileage. I do notice as the flat spot occurs, there is mild slippage on the wet roads. When I feel that, I usually take the bike in for a tire change. It is said in Florida they use sea shells in the road and that causes tire wear. Also is the tire pressure. So many variabilities from rider to rider. At my last tire change I was going to do the Dragon, so I went with a stock tire. Next time will be a Potenza.
 

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Norman what you say makes sense to me.. My Burgman is now in winter storage (it's 11 degrees f outside right now or about -12 C) and snow , salt & sand cover the roads.. to the point, that the roads have turned from their asphalt black to white... so, not weather for great riding...

The last time Ilooked at my rear tire was a while ago, but I seem to remember it being in pretty decent shape.. Most of use is commuting on the highway at 50 to 85 MPH.... I'll look it over, and if in good shape, won't change it just to change it.. My trip is shaping up to be abround 800 miles or so on all back roads..
 

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Chérie said:
Me always amaze when people say they have 10,000, 12,000, 14,000 mile on Burgie rear tire, just not understand how they get this. Me ride aggressive in mountain and follow speed limit on regular road and only exceed by maybe 5-7 mph most time but not fast crazy speed unless pass other vehicle, check air pressure almost every day and adjust air if require which not often.

How ride and what do people to get such good milage on tire. Me think me have to ride like Amish horse to get 10,000 - 12,000 mile+ on rear tire.

Please share secret for this.
I just use the bike to commute. Almost entirely straight highway with limited acceleration or braking.
 

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.. My trip is shaping up to be abround 800 miles or so on all back roads..
Meaning lots of acceleration and engine braking, that will eat away at your rear tire.

This side of the Atlantic pond, 3500 miles is a quite normal tire life on a Burgman 650.
 
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