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Impressive... You're certainly riding very cool or your roads are not at all abrasive...
No wheelies or burn-outs. :angel1: Mostly slow commute to work and back or long trips on the weekends. And Thai road surfaces are not abrasive as other will testify. I'm not the first to get this kind of mileage from a set of tires in Thailand.
 

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No wheelies or burn-outs. :angel1: Mostly slow commute to work and back or long trips on the weekends. And Thai road surfaces are not abrasive as other will testify. I'm not the first to get this kind of mileage from a set of tires in Thailand.
That is seriously impressive mileage out of 1 set of tyres, and from the look of them they should do another 20,000km more before they need changing!

I bet those smooth, low abrasion roads must be extra slick and scary when it does rain though are they?
 

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I bet those smooth, low abrasion roads must be extra slick and scary when it does rain though are they?
Not really. I've done a lot of miles in the rain and the MT 60's always inspires confidence. You have to respect the conditions of course and only once did I get the rear to slip sideways on a particularly spirited acceleration. And thank goodness for ABS! Cornering and straight line stability never presented a problem. That's why I decided to replaced these with another set of Pirelli MT60's when the time comes. Those other sport tires, although good looking and I'm sure great in the dry, just won't do for me in wet weather of which we seem to get a lot in Thailand.

As far as tire pressures are concerned, I've always kept to the manufacturers' recommendation of 36 psi front and rear. As you can see from the pictures, wear looks pretty even over the whole surface. Perhaps a little more on the sides but nothing to complain about.
 

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I’ve done 4200 miles on the rear tyre, I’m down to 1.8mm in the cente . Would you be changing the tyre about now? Is this considered good milage ?
All UK miles.
 

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Factors to consider.....
- how "square" is the tyre?
- how much grip do you anticipate needing in the coming months?

I personally er on the side on of if-your-asking, then replace.
 

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I think the problem is also over reading, it tends to put the fear of god in you. 1.8mm is conciderd legal in the UK .
But a fair point!
 

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Totally agree! Psychological impacts on riding confidence are real. New tyres always feel like a warm blanket
 

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I once read in Cycle World ( so it must be true ) that 90% of tire failures occur in the last 10% of tire life. If you are thinking about new tires, do yourself a favor and get them. The contact patch on a motorcycle tire is so small that you really shouldn't take chances.
 
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