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  • Rubber Eating TL's

    Do you guys think the TL's eat back rubber that much quicker than I4's? If so what ratio?

    Do you have comparisons of similar tires on an I4 vs the TL?
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    i believe the TL is a bit harder on tires than say a 600. the ratio for a TL is probably like 2 rears to one front. it also depends on what tires you use. i've seen 600's use M1's up in 2500 miles or 6500 miles. it depends on the rider too and the place they ride.
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    • #3
      A lot of it is a lardy bike will use tires faster than a lighter one.
      It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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      • #4
        What kind of mileage are you guys getting on your rubber?
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        • #5
          Oh yeah... I say 4-1 to an I-4
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ROJO2CYL
            What kind of mileage are you guys getting on your rubber?
            ~3500Km (~2200miles) on a rear and ~7000km (4400niles) on a front. As an average.
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            • #7
              Well, I went through my rear tire in about 500 miles....









              but that's cause I got a giganto-screw in the tire....

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              • #8
                Well, isn't it easier to go through a tire before you put it on the rim?

                It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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                • #9
                  a v-twin has less power pulses, two per cycle, than a inline 4, which has for per engine cycle. so a twin 'should' be a bit easier on tires in theory. thats one of the reasons twins had an advantage in superbike racing. better traction between power pulses in the corners and possibly less tire wear. of course twins are heavier by nature than inline 4 equivelent, so this could be negated.
                  tl's are pretty hungry for rubber due to weight and high torque.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by alien_tank
                    a v-twin has less power pulses, two per cycle, than a inline 4, which has for per engine cycle. so a twin 'should' be a bit easier on tires in theory. thats one of the reasons twins had an advantage in superbike racing. better traction between power pulses in the corners and possibly less tire wear. of course twins are heavier by nature than inline 4 equivelent, so this could be negated.
                    tl's are pretty hungry for rubber due to weight and high torque.
                    I think 2 big "pulses" probably eat more rubber than the 4 smaller "pulses".... Just my .02
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                    • #11
                      I think 2 big "pulses" probably eat more rubber than the 4 smaller "pulses".... Just my .02
                      i'm not entirely sure.... i just recall reading a racing article about moto-gp r&d stating more or less what i said above.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by alien_tank
                        i'm not entirely sure.... i just recall reading a racing article about moto-gp r&d stating more or less what i said above.
                        Yep, that the theory. Better grip related to the pauses between power strokes. The use of single cylinder motors on flat track racers is based on the same rationale. Weight, and torque when hard on the throttle might explain premature wear. Poor wheel alignment might accound for another explaination too.
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                        • #13
                          I would say about a 2-1 or 3-2 ratio. alot has to do with rider style but mostly because of the almost 100 lb difference.
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                          • #14
                            My last 190 M1 I got 1,200 miles... So, I went with the 180 sport touring version and have 3k miles so far...

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                            • #15
                              i've got about 2k miles on my back m-1 and it still looks pretty good.

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