i was going to say the same but based on the last thread he ignored all of our advice and kept riding on the bald tire as it is. He'll figure it out sooner or later - lets just hope he's alive after his moment of clarity. "It won't happen to me" - yup....Are you seriously only changing the rear?.
The stock Dunlop and the PR4 are completely different compounds and mixing them is not very prudent.
Ah, didn't realize that was him.....yeah,it makes sense now..he bought a sport bike without knowing anything about them and only now realizes he really cant afford it.....i was going to say the same but based on the last thread he ignored all of our advice and kept riding on the bald tire as it is. He'll figure it out sooner or later - lets just hope he's alive after his moment of clarity. "It won't happen to me" - yup....
yup buying them as i go dont wanna buy all at once
to each their own - personally (and this is just what i believe) - there are areas where you may cut some corners and areas where you should never cut corners. Tires are one area where if you can't afford to replace both - or you're running on next to no tread because you're trying to squeek out the very last of your cash from them - why own a motorcycle? The odds are not in your favor of that working out regardless of if you think that statement is BS or not. Very simply put - there are many stories of guys totaling their bike, getting injured or worse because of this or running on close to bald tires - there are a few even on this very forum. What you don't see are the same stories of guys crashing because of fresh rubber (with the exception of the first 50 miles where they are slick from being new of course). It doesn't take an overly smart person to understand why (i'm speaking in general sense not specifically at you).Nothing wrong with that. I don't know about the rest of you guys but, I only buy one shoe at a time. Does make for some odd combos at times though, like the one time I went into work wearing one wing tip and one bedroom slipper.
Tires are somthing I wont cheap out on unless they are for getting from point a to point b. Anything performance related, I splurge on tires.I only replace one tyre at a time and often have a part worn front and a new rear.I just put a PR4 on the back and have a few more thousand km left till the front Pilot Road (PR1?) is due for replacement.
I have this amazing ability to moderate my riding to suit the conditions.
I know a fellow who,although he is a multi millionaire, is so tight he only buys the cheapest tyres.
When we were cleaning out my dad's house,I found some old tyres from the '70s.These were Inoue and Yokohama OEM tyres that we would immediately replace on a new bike because they were so bad.Daddy Warbucks mentioned above was only too happy to take these 30 year old tyre off my hands and fit them to his BMW.
Thing is he never falls off his bike inspite of his preference for cheap consumables.
So were does Daddy Warbucks live and ride???? So we can all avoid this guy. Sorry, but tires over 10 years need to be replaced, at 30 years old someone needs to call the cops and get him taken off the road before he kills himself or someone else.........Daddy Warbucks mentioned above was only too happy to take these 30 year old tyre off my hands and fit them to his BMW........
we not talking about a professional racer on a closed course race track.....surely you can see the differenceSome pretty harsh responses in this thread, professional racers have been running different rubber compounds front and rear for decades, lately even mixed compounds from left side to right side.