2010 tyre shredder

Ok, so apart from running in my bike has done one race meeting and a practise day last saturday. I was probably on track for an hour, maybe slightly more at on Sat. Track was pretty hardpack. The bike came stock with pirellis.

All the knobs on the right hand side of the tyre are destroyed, completely eaten away.

I'm hoping this was down to a low quality tyre on there, but was just wondering how other people are doing tyre wear wise?

I ride mostly Hard pack tracks on my 2010 and have regular tyre wear. the odd torn knob but nothing like you describe.

Mine came with Dunlop, and now have Pirelli Mid-Hards. They both wore out just fine.

By the way, I'm surprised it came stock with Pirelli tires. I like Pirelli tires because they seems like don't ware or tear off as fast on 450 as Japanese bland. :thumbsup:

Years ago I put a brand new Dunlop D756 on my '00 CR 250R, then I went to a hard pack track and literally destroyed the tire in 20 minutes. I learned my lesson, and now only run hard pack tires. For the terrain out here, it doesn't pay to run anything else. Last year I was running Dunlop D739's and was running them for 20/21 hours (hour meter), after 17 hours they were pretty much done but I'd squeeze a little more time out of them.

Anyway, you're either looking at a faulty tire, or maybe one that's not suited to the terrain you're riding ?

on yamaha's site dont they list the bike comes with dunlops? maybe thats just here in the us? not sure bout europe or elsewhere i guess.

on yamaha's site dont they list the bike comes with dunlops? maybe thats just here in the us? not sure bout europe or elsewhere i guess.

There's different specs for different markets. That's why Europe and Australia come with black rims. Not sure why they do it.....in the end it's probably about money....

definitely could be the tire compound and track soil. But also could be loose chain. I had this problem with the Honda last year. When the chain was too loose, it hit the sides of the tire and knobs got torn-off. I haven't heard Yamaha having this problem yet. BUT!!

i had read about the rims, but i didnt know about the tires as well. interesting. and it probably is all about the money

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