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I have a Michelin pilot tyre on the front of my bike not by choice.
Its gone into warp word in other words left side is as good as you would expect from a hammered tyre
but the right side now that's another story
Well out of shape big ridge on half lean
basically f--ked
why ?

dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:39  

Its where the compound changes from hard centre for long life to softer edge for better cornering all riders have a preferred corner left or right and you will go faster and bank more to which ever you have the confidence in
JP @ 02/08/2017 18:53  

Hi Jp no its not that mate its far over on the tyre about three quarters of the way to edge of tyre but why one side and its bad
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:59  

Left hand drive and right hand drive roads cause tyres to wear more on one side than other.

On left hand drive roads (UK), you take right corners harder than left, I believe.
It's due to road camber.

Even so, I usually get at least 12k miles from my Pilots....

You're rolling in to them corners hot, denny
nickscafe @ 02/08/2017 18:59  

Yes I know what you mean about corner confidence mine has always been a left hander due to the fact its in my head that thers a bit more tarmac if it goes tits up lol
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:00  

12 K ????????? how impossible 4 at most
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:02  

your prob right about the camber stuff nick but I do hit lefts a lot harder than rights .
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:04  

Iam a bridgstone man tbh have diablos on back and putting one on front love the grip in the dry but not so nice in the wet and wear woo hoo 2500
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:06  

My ZZR is heading for 40k with three full tyre changes
nickscafe @ 02/08/2017 19:08  

your jokin right
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:09  

do you use pilots all the time
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:10  

Yeah...I do now.
Switched from the factory Bridgestones at about 600 miles - they let me down too often in the wet.
It hurt...and I got fed up with replacing side panels at £350 each
nickscafe @ 02/08/2017 19:12  

which ones were they I find then brill in both wet and dry . but they do have a wide range
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:18  

have to say though its never been a bad tyre until just recently . I thought it was too hard but its done well tbh
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 19:20  

Must admit the Metzeler M5 Sports i put on to replace 16 year old Bridgestones are holding up well...about 6500 miles on the pair so far,both healthy...used to get 2500-3000 on the rear bridgestone on my SpeedFour 600...rev monster,lol
jinx57 @ 02/08/2017 19:57  

ha ha that s why I love you jinxy get that rubber on the road lol but have to say wouldn't have a metzler given had bad experiences with them awful things
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 20:00  

wheres steve h he will have good feedback on this
dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 20:04  

Here I am.
Left side works with the road camber, right handers are against the camber so you're effectively leaning further and stressing the tyre harder.
Back tyres wear most in the middle, front tyres on the right. Unless you are in foreign parts where they ride on the wrong side of the road.
What's the miles on the tyre?
Steve_H @ 03/08/2017 19:51  


Ha ha we ought to get a Ask Steve H forum lol
milage Iam not sure as it was on when I got the bike it prob about 3500 I would think
dennyboo @ 03/08/2017 20:16  

Steve you must do my first bike post pretty please
dennyboo @ 03/08/2017 20:18  

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