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Maxxis to be or not to be

Has anyone else worn out the original and replaced the rubber?
So far I have replaced my rear after less than 3000miles and as i like to keep matching tyres front and rear, just replaced with original, but when these wear out will look to replace the set.
The question then becomes with what??
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Has anyone else worn out the original and replaced the rubber?
So far I have replaced my rear after less than 3000miles and as i like to keep matching tyres front and rear, just replaced with original, but when these wear out will look to replace the set.
The question then becomes with what??
ideas?
This is how my tires look like after ca 6000km and 3 trackdays, very durable but unfortunately not so good for the track. It never intended to be.
All depends on what you do with your bike and how you ride it, if you give me a little more info I can give you pretty accurate answer. I myself will change to either Dunlop sportmax TT or D212 E depending on how much track I’ll be hitting. If you do most of the riding on the street and twisties I would recommend Michelin pilot 2ct( stick great, warms up well and super cheap), pilot road 5( incredible durability and wet grip). Contiattack for rounder profile , grip for days, rounder profile, not durable. Below picture of my stock tires.
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certainly looks to me like you have enjoyed those track days.
I just think the standard tyres are ok but poor wear rate for a sports touring tyre.
on roads normally, wear to the edge, but the centres always goes first, I have used dual compound tyres in the past
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The last set of tyres I purchased for my street triple r was a set of metzler roadtec 01, got about 5000 miles before they started squaring off. They were extremely good in the wet, as good if not better than PR3’s

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so for those 790 owners that have replaced the tyres what rubber did you go for and why?

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Like Owl I had Metzeler Roadtec 01’s on my just departed SMT, a great all weather tyre which warms up quick and is superb in the wet, which makes it very useful for where I ride, mainly rural often wet roads. They were also excellent in scorching Spain as well
My next set of tyres for my 790 I expect.
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I’m torn between the roadtecs and trying out the new pilot 5’s, I had PR3’s previously that were also great in the wet. Very important for me too city riding through winter.

If I was fair weather I’d go for something a bit more sporty like the M7 RR’s

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fair weather is only 6 months away
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I had the M7 RR’s on my 690 also just departed, a great sports tyre but not so sure they would last as well as the Metzeler 01’s ?
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so it looks like next year will be the year of discovery as people fit new rubber
will be interested in seeing the winning rubber

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