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post #1 of 6 Old 04-16-2016, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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I love my Super Duke, But....

Geese, that thing goes thru gas and tires. I usually get about 35 mpg. A Pilot Power 2 goes about 2600 miles before the cords show.

I can dog it, and it has done as well as 45 mpg.

I'm rethinking my tire choice. I doubt that I need such a soft rear tire. I have gotten good at changing the rear tire, tho. In about 20 minutes, I have the rear wheel back on, and am adjusting the chain slack.

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I used to get 30mpg on my Superhawk.
But I redlined it every day.
Man, I miss that bike!

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Come to think of it, I did ricochet off the rev limiter a time or two during the life of that back tire.

How long do tires last on a Super Hawk? Maybe it's a V2 thing.

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I would suggest a pilot road 2, 3 or 4. Last a long time, and I've had no complaints with grip, especially in the wet, even ran a couple track days on them.
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How long do tires last on a Super Hawk? Maybe it's a V2 thing.
I think that has something to do with it. Both the torque and the amount of engine braking you get with a twin seems it would take its toll.

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Come to think of it, I did ricochet off the rev limiter a time or two during the life of that back tire.

How long do tires last on a Super Hawk? Maybe it's a V2 thing.
3-4 for the back.

I didn't see any difference between the 929, Hawk or the 10r.

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