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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2006, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I'm picking up a 919 this week

2003 919 with 3700 miles, completely stock, no damage at all. New rear tire but it's going to need a front, it's scalloped. I'm trying to get it for $4800, he's down to $5100. Insurance is gonna be about $550 per year for full coverage.

I'm a little concerned that he's had to replace the rear and worn the front so in such few miles. Could it just be that the tire pressure was off?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-30-2006, 12:06 PM
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My stock tires on my9er went out at 8,000 and needed replacing way before that,and I'm slow company.The tire wear is a little much but not unheard off.

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-30-2006, 04:43 PM
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With aggressive riding I've heard of guys replacing the rear at 3,000-3,500 miles. Not uncommon. Plus, the stock tires that come on the 919 SUCK so figure that in. $4800 would be a good price but $5100 isn't that far away. '03 with 3,700 miles? That's pretty low. My '03 has 7,500 miles and I think that's fairly low. Good luck. Snatch that 9er up and ride the piss out of it.

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Oh, and regarding the front. I was told to run it a little lower than I should have been and the damm thing was scalloped bad at about 4,000. It was the Michelin Pilot Sport.

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My guess is that I'm at between 15 and 20000 miles on my 03, and I just put my 5th rear on. I, too, have bad luck with the fronts scalloping and replace them as often as the rears (208s)

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-01-2006, 05:37 AM
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I'm a little concerned that he's had to replace the rear and worn the front so in such few miles. Could it just be that the tire pressure was off?
I see you are from Birmingham,AL >>> Barber Motorsport Park >>> Great Track days >>> worn out tires!

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post #7 of 10 Old 05-01-2006, 05:43 AM
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I use the 208's front and rear. 16,000 miles on my '03 and I've been through 4 rears (currently on the 5th) and only 1 front (currently on my second).

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No cupping problems bock?

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-01-2006, 11:52 AM
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None at all, actually. The front is nicely round still, but I eat rear tires about every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. I tend to ride her hard, so I'm not sure why I'm getting so much life out of the front considering how frequently I replace rears.

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-01-2006, 01:19 PM
 
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You aren't going through 208s any faster than I, and my fronts last down the center but I get cupping something terrible. I'll just attribute it to the rc51 front end and the different weight distribution and leave it at that.

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