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I started having some Very quick tire wear the last time I went riding on a
OLD local Parking lot-->

Tires are Bridgestone --BT016 -- 120 front and 160 rear -- 26 psi rear 28 front-
Bike 06--YZ450F-- air temperature was around 90F-- Sunny--

I have ridden 12 to 15 hours on these tires-All of it in this parking lot -

The Real bad tire wear did not start until the last 2 hours -
I got 80 percent of my tire wear in the last 2 hours of tire use-

Until the last 2 hours the tire wear pattern was the
-- Beach Sand Ripple --over most of the surface of the tires-

The surface I am riding on is a Real OLD Parking Lot and the asphalt
is tearing up and turning into loose gravel on the surface in just a few laps-

The parking lot is small so the speed is low about 35 mph and I am
turning most of the time-- the tires heat up and the traction seems to be good
except where I ride over the loose asphalt marbles that is torn up by riding on it-
I am not power sliding the bike around the corners --

I have been sweeping up the gravel to remove it some what --

Both rims have rubber tire dust on them--

The tires themselves have these wear pattern-

3/4 inch wide chicken strip on rear tire--- 1/3 inch wide chicken strip front tire-

Rear tire--
No signs of Hot or Cold tear on the Rear tire-

Outer 1/3 of tire has a Large amount of tire wear--
Profile of tire is Really worn down in this area--Both sides--

Trailing Edge of the tire Sipes has Lip Protrudes UP --
Leading edge of Sipes is Worn Down Alot-

Center 1/3rd of the rear tire the Sipes Leading edge Lip Protrudes UP -
the rear edge of sipes is squared off -- No Lip--
wear is not as extreme in this area --

Front tire --
dose have slight hot tear-
Center sipes have leading edge lip Protrudes UP-
Trailing edge of sipes is square off -

Outer 1/3 of tire has Alot of wear --outer sips almost worn completely away-
Profile of tire is Really worn down in this area -
Center part of tire dose not show serious wear--

I did not make any suspension or tire pressure changes--

I have been doing about 5 minutes of mild zig zaging to warm tires up-

I am guessing that this tire wear was Mostly caused by More loose asphalt gravel
and maybe my slight increase in speed ----

Any Idea what could be causing this Quick wear ??? --Thanks--Jay-->
 

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I think it would be a lot easier to just post up a pic... Kinda hard to get a visual.

The BT016's have 3 different compounds in the rear and 2 in the front I believe. I have heard that the edges are really soft and have a tendency to really heat up and show a lot of wear under harder riding... I'd imagine the combination of that, high temps, and the rough pavement could eat up the tires pretty quickly...
 

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I think it would be a lot easier to just post up a pic... Kinda hard to get a visual.

The BT016's have 3 different compounds in the rear and 2 in the front I believe. I have heard that the edges are really soft and have a tendency to really heat up and show a lot of wear under harder riding... I'd imagine the combination of that, high temps, and the rough pavement could eat up the tires pretty quickly...
Question: How do you know which compound you are buying, because I've never seen the options listed.
 

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^^^ Answer: The tire itself is made up of triple compounds on the rear and dual on the front... The hardest compound is in the center and gets progressively softer as it gets to the edge of the tire. Same concept as the 2ct's, Pures, ect... I believe you were thinking that they make 3 different individual tires in different compounds... Like slicks? That is not the case...:thumbup:
 

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^^^ Answer: The tire itself is made up of triple compounds on the rear and dual on the front... The hardest compound is in the center and gets progressively softer as it gets to the edge of the tire. Same concept as the 2ct's, Pures, ect... I believe you were thinking that they make 3 different individual tires in different compounds... Like slicks? That is not the case...:thumbup:
Thanks for clearing that up. I am familiar with the triple compound specs but was confused on which damn tire to buy now. :lol: Thanks!
 
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