I've been watching the wear markers on the stock tires slowly fade away and just noticed today that they're completely gone on the rear tire, the front is down to the markers too and is cupped so bad that my XR650L front tire is looking smooth in comparison.
I'm also planning on installing a set of the Ariate 90degree valve stems from PJ's, anyone running these? what size did you use?
first time i've ever heard anyone say that.... they're not cupped??
+1, The stock rear was slicker than snot when powering out of corners (could never get it to heat up properly) and the front cupped so badly within the first 3500k that I felt like I was riding on wash boards. IMHO the stock tires were some of the worst that I've owned.
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I've noticed that since my rear hit the wear makers it's been wearing faster (and sliding more) and I haven't been pushing the tires any harder than I did before.
The front looks like you could grab the leading edge of the tread blocks and just peel them off, I've never had a front tire cup this bad.
My OEM were the Bridgestone BT-56 (not sure if all are the same). I dont ride real aggressively, but based on what I read here I was watching the wear close. I had pretty good luck. Got 6500 out of the rear and 9500 from the front. Put on Diablo Stradas and with almost 5500 on the rear still got a ways to go to get to the wear bars.