Out here in mostly desert with straight roads for miles on end. no twisties or anything. I can go a whole tank and still have chicken strips. You only being 2 hrs from me knows that when you take I-15 towards Baker on your way to Barstow is nothing but straight desert hwy. So my tread wear is a little bit better than someone in the mountians with twisties. I never really gotten on the throttle either. I basicly just cruise with it. Never hot dogged with it yet.Wow, I got 1200 miles on mine in 3 weeks an thought I was doing good. 8000 miles, bro! :clap Glad to see the tires are holding up. Well, since we are speaking of tires, what seems to be a favorite tire to replace the stock ones (I realize such a discussion is somewhat akin to asking about the "best color" but still, I'd like to hear from folks on their thoughts on aftermarket tires once their stocks do wear out)?
I'm thinking about the one of the Michelin Pilot series. Either the Michelin Pilot Sport or Michelin Pilot Power or the Michelin Pilot Road. I'm LEANING to the Pilot Sport. I'm in Vegas, so it doesn't rain much. I tour only on my Harley so I don't get caught in the rain much with my ZX-14 when it does in fact rain. I ride mostly street, mountains, and for sport fun out side of town's edge where I tend to, um, 'get on it a bit' (I personally commute in my cage, not my bikes as the drivers are NUTZ in this town).
And if this is a thread-hijack my apologies I can post elsewhere, but it seemed like a tire discussion was going on, and the natural progression of "how long do they last" is "what do I get now when they are worn out".
Well I took the plunge and put some PP2CT's on her. Expensive, but WOW that is one hell of a set of tires. Instantly noticable difference from the stock tires.I got 7000kms (4200 miles) on the stock Dunlops.
Switched over to the Michelin PP's and I echo connor's post... it feels like a totally different bike. Wet, Dry, or Cold pavement doesn't matter. These tires hook up without issue.
Wow. Live in Oregon (lots of twisties, no drag racing). At 2500 miles, my tires are at the wear bars. I have a couple of 600s in Mexico and I get about 5000 miles on those tires. Tire inflation is at specs. What am I doing wrong?
is that km or mi?After two sets of the 014's i changed up to Pilot Power two weeks ago.
Big change for the better imho.
Same tires i use on my R1
To me the CT's are not worth the extra cash.
The 14 eats rear tires, 4k is it for me.
All depends on how you ride.
same exact tire on the R1 will last me 6k
Read a column from the recent european cannonball run, they talked about after adding some 'stickier' that the btr014's, they ran into brake problems...and kawasaki attributed it to the fact that the machine is specifically engineered for those tires, and not rated for any others under hard braking.Damm, my stock tires were gone at 4000 miles (well the rears were shot). Put on Michelin Pilot Power 2CT and it feels like a new bike in the corners. I have 2500 miles on the new tires and they are holding up OK considering how soft they are.