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Hi everybody;
I purchased a set of Bridgestone exedra max when I get my bike. And now almost 6k miles has on it. As far as I can see rear tire seems almost done and I’m thinking a 2000 miles long trip for 2 ways. Any suggestions please, should I change rear tire before my trip or can it do that?
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@Yoruk - a lot depends on the roads you’ll be riding on. The chip & seal variety will kill that tire in no time. Concrete freeways and smooth blacktop will last much longer. That said, mine usually are much more worn than that when I replace them. Have gotten 9,000 miles each out of a couple ExedraMaxes and a Commander II. Am currently installing a Shinko 009 Raven ahead of my anticipated 4,000 miles to and from the Meetup in the Mountains in a couple weeks.

If you’re worried about it - I would say change it. For peace of mind on the trip. And trying to find one when you NEED IT NOW will put a serious damper on an otherwise-enjoyable trip !!!
 
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Hi everybody;
I purchased a set of Bridgestone exedra max when I get my bike. And now almost 6k miles has on it. As far as I can see rear tire seems almost done and I’m thinking a 2000 miles long trip for 2 ways. Any suggestions please, should I change rear tire before my trip or can it do that?
Thanks!
I agree with troystg.
I got 3800 miles out of my Shinko.
I went with a Bridgestone driveguard run flat and I have no regrets.
It took a little while to get use to.
I run 25 psi in it and it can't be better.
Good luck !!!!!!!
 

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Ironically I run mine at 42 pounds (max of 51 per the tire).

I like the tire rigid and slightly out in the center. I don't do it for the mileage or cost aspect., Although I am tickled pink that I haven't had to change the tire in two riding seasons.. Maybe I need to ride more...

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I average 5,000 - 6,000 miles on my rear Bridgestone tire. I would go ahead and get another just in case. I have a spare in my garage for when it is time to swap!
 

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When those Stones get near the end... they disappear really fast. Don't get caught far away from home when suddenly, the cords start showing. I recently made that mistake. The cords weren't showing but, very close. I thought that I had plenty of tire for the 500 mile trip that I was to embark upon. The tire went from the warning strips to bald in a couple hundred miles. No more Stones for me.
 

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When those Stones get near the end... they disappear really fast. Don't get caught far away from home when suddenly, the cords start showing. I recently made that mistake. The cords weren't showing but, very close. I thought that I had plenty of tire for the 500 mile trip that I was to embark upon. The tire went from the warning strips to bald in a couple hundred miles. No more Stones for me.
I already decided to pass to darkside. I tried to solve the issue with motorcycle tire but I could not find correct size. Actually finding 200/50/17 regular car tire was really difficult too, so I just found on 205/55/17 used car tire. I rode around 2k mile in darkside so far it has been very comfortable, I did not face with any difficulty or issue.


 
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