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PostSubject: Do 17" motorcycle tires last longer than SWing tires?   Do 17" motorcycle tires last longer than SWing tires? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 10:07 am

I was wondering cause I've heard motorcycle tires only last about 4k. Streetbikes that is
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PostSubject: Re: Do 17" motorcycle tires last longer than SWing tires?   Do 17" motorcycle tires last longer than SWing tires? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 10:17 am

How long a tire lasts depends on the rubber compound and use.

But all other things being equal, a 17 inch tire should, mathematically last longer.

A single linear inch of tire gets wear every time it hits the ground.
So given that a single linear inch on a larger tire will hit the ground fewer times than a smaller one, the smaller one should wear faster.

If you figure out a way to get 17 inch tires on a Silverwing safely, be sure and let the forum know.

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PostSubject: Re: Do 17" motorcycle tires last longer than SWing tires?   Do 17" motorcycle tires last longer than SWing tires? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 10:45 am

tankyuong wrote:
I was wondering cause I've heard motorcycle tires only last about 4k. Streetbikes that is

For car they have tire ratings ...

Tire wear rating
Tire handling rating
Tire temperature rating

So even though a tire may be the same size, each tire can wear differently due to tire compound and heat ... the same would be true for motorcycle tires.

There are some people who like "sticky" tires regardless of the low mileage the tire gets.

The size of the tire is still dependent on tire compound and temperature handling characteristics of the tire.
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