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hi i have conti road attax 2 fitted to my 2007 z and all has been fine untill this weekend when after to trips they have started to bobble and get ruff even though i wasnt riding hard the tyres have done approx 2000 miles and have suffered one track day has anybody else experienced this?
 

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I think so? Not sure but mine was a BT016 Bridgestone. I rode it hard but I was showing steel cord in less then 2,000 miles. After many hard canyon rides I started seeing balling of rubber in the center even when doing highway miles in a straight line. The whole tire was ruff as a cob, like some pro scrubbed them in for me. It isn't a sport touring tire so I figured it wouldn't last over 5,000 miles to begin with. I tought I got a bad tire so I bought another to match the front. Even with the new tire, and while babying it I still have a tire that looks ruff and scrubbed in by a pro??? I think the tire sticks like glue and I love the sure feel grip and you can trust the tire from edge to edge. But, ouch. With the cost of tires these days I was thinking about going with a sport touring tire for the extra mileage.
The tires that came with the bike were Conti Road Attacks and although worn I still put 5,000 miles on them before buying the BT016's. I'm surprized you are having troubles with them. Maybe the Track Days or hard riding puts the tire through a heat cycle and changes the rubber hardness. IE; like on track tires? Sounds stupid I know.
 

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i think the track day has killed em and now the weather has started the get hot there goin ****ed only use the bike for rides out so ill say 70 percent of the time there getting pressured but i bought the conti road attax for the milage after the dunaplop qualifiers that came on the bike only lasted a little over a thousand miles
when i say pressure i meen me trying to go fast buy no meens bsb or moto gp lads fast lol
 

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BTW, I did try messing with tire pressures on the second set but ended up somewhat close to where I was in the first place. My bike/tires/riding style likes 38 psi front and 36 in the rear. As the weather warms up I might end up back at 38 rear if that helps. When I lowered them down to 30 psi I didn't like the feel of the sluggish front. It felt like I had turned up the steering damper 10 clicks and the rear was squishy coming out of the corners at full throttle. That was my obversation anyway. So I bumped them up 2 psi at a time and did a few canyon runs at each setting, until I ended up at 38-36. I like a firm feel from my tires with a consistant grip you can learn and deal with, without any surprises. What is the old saying, you gotta pay to play? Soft tires with good grip just can't get good mileage when you use/abuse them. I guess that is why I get crappy mileage.
 
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