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I got 4800 miles out of my front 207 and need another. My question is about how the is worn. It is obviously feathered or cupped but the left side of the tire is worn much more than the right. Looks like I've been doing left handers more than right handers which I don't think is the case. I also think I lean the bike over more in right hand turns than I do in left hand turn which is evident by the smaller chicken strip on the right side of the rear tire. This is weird to me because I don't know how the front can be out of alignment except the fork tubes be out of alignment. That doesn't seem to be the case either because the bike seems to drive straight without any pulling with or without hands on the bars. Anyone got any insight to offer???

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Here's the deal guys....most roads are crowned in the center for drainage reasons. This makes the the left side higher than the right so that side of the tire will make contact more than the other. I was also baffled by this years ago. Used to drive me nuts thinking my bikes were set up wrong.
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That makes a lot of sense to me. With my front end being lowered and my weight, that road wearing effect is rather pronounced. I was worried there for a moment. Thought the bike was fucked up some how.

MachIII - The front is the original tire and went through the breakin period so the first 2000 miles were very light duty and the rest of the 4800+ miles didn't have many good road trips on it either (Deals Gap and some local stuff). The original rear lasted 2700 miles which isn't too awful bad, I've reduced 207s to nothing in 1500 miles before. I guess next riding season will tell how hard I am on tires with this bike. So far I haven't driven the 12 as hard as the 9 because it still scares the piss out of me. When I get the throttle response sorted out I'll feel more comfortable with driving more agressively.

Thanks for the insight fellas, that's why I like hanging out here.

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Hey Mango what tire ya gonna try next ???size ??? .....Brian hehe couldnt resist sorry brudda

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"Mango".........LMFAO <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin">

BMW, go with the Pilot Sports, front doesn't cup like that damn dunslop. Also go to 190 or 180 on the rear, you won't be sorry.

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Are what's next depending on what other deal I can get. At some point I will have tried them all but the 010s are next. Actually the Donslops are fine by me but I want to see it something else inspires more confidence.



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I.t.p it seems your above average.I go 265+ and all i can say is mine do the same thing.air pressure,balance, o.k.
still cups,and f's.
I'm not sayin there's nothin wrong w.t.b,but i was wondering this myself.back tire lasts me 800-1200 miles,pilots,m1's,etc..(if that).has the bike been lowered and the front evened correctly?it's impossible,but if only they made a soft tire with long mileage!

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BMW,
Mono is gang on the money with regard to the cupping, it is the same ove rhere but obviously on the othe rside of the tyre.
I've gone for the BT011 on the front and a 200 BT010 on the rear, can't fault them! Rock steady and after last weeks track day they survived pretty well! I'll be putting the same on again next time. They are also pretty damn good in the wet as well!
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I'll have to go with ninja dude on pilot sports.i heard they are the better lasting of the bunch.i talked to a buddy about our weight and he swears by the p.sports,will not get anything else,he says they last the longest.i have about 1-2 more trips on my m1's and the sports are on!

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I must be one of very few who actualy like the new Dunlop 208. Iv'e got 2700 miles on them with another 1000 to go. Very even wear, great feed back, traction is broad and tractable, and quite forgiving. But....the 207's SUCK as far as milage and wear performance.

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