Just curious did you do these 6500 miles on the TA2, because judging the wear on mine, the front will be gone around 4500Km,I had several short trips last year over to Scotland and a longer one through Wales and England. Rode through some rotten weather with the bike leaning over on straight roads, but no problems. Conti TA2's the biggest confidence factor on the road, whatever the weather. Fantastic economy, reasonable enough comfort, stability loaded with panniers and topbox and reliability all make a good trip enjoyable. 6500 miles so far, most miles covered going places with a Euro trip through Holland/Germany/Belguim/France later this year. :grin2:
I changed the oe Craplops from 0 miles and did about 4.5k miles on the TA2's before I bought my Alpina wheels, so I just had a new set fitted to those instead of swapping tyres over.
Just for you, I brought the front wheel down from the roof space and measured the tread depth. 0 From experience with the same make of tyres on my 1190 Adv, I reckon they'd be good for another 2.5k miles as the wear seems to stabilise after the initial period.
I've found your reported wear rate to be exceptionally fast and I'm sure you'd have a hard time finding any other similar reports on the net saying the same as the TA2's have been lauded for their grip and longevity.
Hi, Anyone did road touring on the new Africa Twin?
I do 450 Km when staying in high gear and never switch back on 1st, because it sucks a shitload of gasoline, also it seems to me you should wait for minimum 3 heat bars on the meter, before giving a lot of throttle.I have done a number of long weekend trips around the Southern Africa area. This will be a combination of tar and dirt roads. My tyre choice were the Mitas E07's. I have about 7000km on them now and there is quite a bit of tread left. The bike is generally loaded and tyre pressure is important. I run 2.3 and 2.6 bar on the tar and 1.6 and 1.8 bar on dirt. The only negative I have on this bike is the fuel range. I read about some people who get 400km on a tank, but I have to find a filling station by 350km. If I ride hard I am lucky to get 300km. If you do the fuel consumption calcs it's actually not bad, the tank is just too small..