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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #30 on: Jan 27, 2020, 09:30 AM »
If a Dunlop  D222 rear tyre has done 7500 miles, and there is no visible tread near the centre line, then don't even think about doing anything other than getting it replaced.  Never ever take a chance with tyres.  :002:
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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #31 on: Jan 27, 2020, 10:35 AM »
It would seem so taking into account that people say they get 3500 miles out of them, but people do very different things on their bikes. Back when I had the Ducati Scrambler, people complained that they got 2000 km out of their rear Pirelli MT 60, but once again I changed mine at 11000km. My D222 really looks like it would easily do another 12000 km, but we will see after I have gotten around to take some pictures.

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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #32 on: Feb 03, 2020, 07:39 PM »
So, some pics. Really seems to me like it would do another 12000km. Had worn evenly, I would not even notice it, but most of those 12000km were on straight highways, hence the visible flat section.

The wear marks are more to the side, but at the bottom of the groove there is this light yellowish line right near the center line. Does this act as a wear mark, e.g. once this touches the ground, it is time to swap?



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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #33 on: Feb 03, 2020, 09:13 PM »
No, the wear markers are the rubber blocks set within the tread pattern. When they are level with the tyre surface, then that is when to change the tyre.

Yours is not level yet ,so there is life left in it, but not all that much. 
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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #34 on: Feb 03, 2020, 10:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
No, the wear markers are the rubber blocks set within the tread pattern. When they are level with the tyre surface, then that is when to change the tyre.

Yours is not level yet ,so there is life left in it, but not all that much.
As marked up in this picture



The two centre ones are those you should be more worried about.  :028:
How many mm of tread do you have when measuring down to those blocks  :notsure:
How much do you weigh (kg) :007:

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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #35 on: Feb 04, 2020, 06:27 AM »
I weigh around 75kg and there is around 1 mm of thread left above the innermost wear marks.

I know how the regular wear marks work, I was just wondering if these dashes have a meaning too.

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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #36 on: Feb 04, 2020, 07:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by jkristjan [+]
I weigh around 75kg and there is around 1 mm of thread left above the innermost wear marks.

I know how the regular wear marks work, I was just wondering if these dashes have a meaning too.


The coloured marks are just part of the manufacturing process.  Probably something in regard to ingredients in the rubber  :027:
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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #37 on: Feb 04, 2020, 10:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by jkristjan [+]
I weigh around 75kg and there is around 1 mm of thread left above the innermost wear marks.
You need to change then then  :211:

As you appear to be a gental rider, you do not need the latest superduper sticky rubber, as none of the main manufacutures have produced a bad tyre in the last 10 years, I suggest somthing like these:   :027:

The Avon STORM 3D X-M - that Geoff sings their praises about.
or the Avon SPIRIT ST
or if you want a tyre that gives a bit more grip on trail roads then the Avon TRAILRIDER

I'm not Avon biased but they do offer good value / longevity  :001:
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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #38 on: Feb 04, 2020, 11:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
You need to change then then  :211:

As you appear to be a gental rider, you do not need the latest superduper sticky rubber, as none of the main manufacutures haf produced a bad tyre in the last 10 years, I suggest somthing like these:   :027:

The Avon STORM 3D X-M - that Geoff sings their praises about.
or the Avon SPIRIT ST
or if you want a tyre that gives a bit more grip on trail roads then the Avon TRAILRIDER

I'm not Avon biased but they do offer good value / longevity  :001:

That's not how my selection process works. I go to the online shop, enter my measurements and sort by price, then look through the list until I hit a tire that does not have factors that rule it out for me (that would be the Maxxis MA-ST2 for EUR 75 as of today).

Avons start from EUR 130 for me, whereas I can get plenty of other brands at EUR 70, this is almost twice the difference. I might go for Pirelli Diablo Strada for EUR 87, as I like the pattern and I remember they felt great under my Ducati Scrambler.
« Last Edit: Feb 04, 2020, 11:05 AM by jkristjan »

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Re: Stock tyres on a 2016 Versys?
« Reply #39 on: Feb 23, 2020, 05:53 AM »
I rode back from the garage yesterday after they fitted a new set of Dunlops. All I can say is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh, lovely.
I'm sorry, really bad reception here, you said your name was Dr. who?