Originally Posted by Andyman
This will sound unbelievable but my original set of tires on my 2011 RGU lasted almost 18k miles. When I had them changed out they were still within legal specs for a safety inspection. The front had 4/ 32 and rear 3/ 32. More than 15,000 of those miles were with the bike loaded down for touring, probably 120 pounds worth of stuff.
Must have been from a good batch of Dunlops.
nope, not unbelievable at all. i changed out my front and rear at the same time with 20k on the odometer. the front tire still had a lot of tread left, but it had cupped bad enough to give a rough ride and since we were getting ready for a road trip, i sprung for the new one.
now the front tire, i just had replaced with 4000 (and 3 months) on it. yep, cracked. unfortunately, i did not get a chance to check the date of mfg on it. we'll see how this new one does. mfg 2611.
but hey, at least it's made in the usa