I recently bought a pair of Road Smarts. I think I have about 3,500 miles on them. The rear tire is about done already. Is this normal?
I wouldn't think so! What are you running for pressure? I get much more out of a Pilot Power. I keep it at 37psi for mildly aggressive street riding, no passenger and no luggage. Isn't the Road Smart an ST tire? Track time? Heavy loads? Riding on 100grit sandpaper??? You'd think it should be closer to 6 or 10K.I recently bought a pair of Road Smarts. I think I have about 3,500 miles on them. The rear tire is about done already. Is this normal?
Hmmm, last time I checked, Colorado Springs was in CO. Didn't think I was that gentle on tires...must have been doing the serious riding on the ZX10 and babying the ST4S.I live in Boulder, CO. Great twisties here. But a lot of chip and seal road surfacing. Very tough on tires. The mileage we get out here doesn't compare to the numbers others are getting in different parts of the country.
Pilot Powers? Nearly 5k miles? never happen here. I just finished a BT-021, got 4k miles. That's about as much as I've gotten on any rear tire - ever on any bike.