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I have 12,800 miles on my bike and am getting a new rear tire on my road king.Question is should i change the front now also.How many miles did you guys get on your stock front 402.Should i change it now.:wacko:
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personally I have alway felt if you replace one, replace them both. The threads many not look wore but they are. and what's another $100 or so for safety and ride stability.
 

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Well I always do a 2 to 1 ratio on rear to front, but I replace my rear every 8k miles, so that is just 16k on the front.
Inspect the tread, if it looks worn unevenly replace it. If it cupped replace it. If it is cracked replace it. If it below 2/32 tread thinckness replace it.
 

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Most everyone I know with a touring bike gets between 30-40K on the front tire. Don't see any need to change it when the back is changed.
 

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For me it a 3 for 2 swap, three rears for every two fronts. Since I just built my motor, i expect rear tire wear to be greatly reduced!
 

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LittleBear said:
Well I always do a 2 to 1 ratio on rear to front, but I replace my rear every 8k miles, so that is just 16k on the front.
This is my experience as well. :yes:
 

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Tire change rate

22,000+ on 05 Ultra - original front tire still great. 13,400 on first rear tire change out. I wouldn't base decision soley on mileage - wear should be the driver. But if you are getting the same mileage on the front as you get on the back I would have some concerns over quality of the tire. Tire pressure and riding style play a lot in the wear rate.

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LittleBear said:
Well I always do a 2 to 1 ratio on rear to front, but I replace my rear every 8k miles, so that is just 16k on the front.
Inspect the tread, if it looks worn unevenly replace it. If it cupped replace it. If it is cracked replace it. If it below 2/32 tread thinckness replace it.

Same here although I got around 10K Rear and 20K front before I changed to ME880s. Jury is still out on how long those last. 5K and they still look good. If I can get anothe 5K out of the rear I'll be extremely happy. They are a superior handling bad weather/road tire than the Dunlops.
 
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