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    Quote Originally Posted by mattr302 View Post
    I think heat cycles are more an issue on specific track/race tires. For street tires, like the ones you have, I think regular wear would be the limiting factor long before heat cycle aging.
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    Heat cycles may be a thing of the past for race tires, but race tires are usually changed out long before they even see a triple-digit number of heat cycles. Suppose I ride 20 miles to work, then 20 miles home, for 2 months (50 days) - that's 100 heat cycles and 2000 miles. You really think that there would be more performance loss of the 2 month old tire due to heat cycles, than 2000 miles worth of mechanical wear?

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    How hard are you actually heating the tires on your commute? A street bike tire 'heat cycle' doesn't see the extreme temp swings that a race tire does, so you have to take that into consideration also.
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    I got about 8K miles out of my M3's when I had a GSXR1000. I'm not what's considered a slow rider and the tires never slipped on me once. I may have left some darkies on some Tennessee roads but no slippage

    I would say look at the treadwear and look for any cracking. In red group your tires can last pretty long due to the slower speeds vs the more advanced groups.

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    I started with a pair of Dunlop Q3's in mid-Yellow group speeds and went for approximately 10-12 trackdays beginning in April 2014. They felt fine until June 2015 when I was at Loudon. It was my first time back in over a year and I felt like the rear suspension was having an issue. My rear end kept feeling squishy and mushy coming out of the corners. I realized at some point it was not the suspension, but the rear tire was on its way out. I thought I had two more days left in it, but it pooped out the first day. I never had that feeling before but now I am aware of what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Smutty is very right, about race tires. Street tires a little different, and you will lose performance before they reach the wear bars. It does not sound like you are there yet, and generally feel, not looks, will dictate that. Barring wanting to find the limit of traction on the existing tire, you may want to replace them when you've hit your personal threshold for confidence in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattr302 View Post
    Heat cycles may be a thing of the past for race tires, but race tires are usually changed out long before they even see a triple-digit number of heat cycles. Suppose I ride 20 miles to work, then 20 miles home, for 2 months (50 days) - that's 100 heat cycles and 2000 miles. You really think that there would be more performance loss of the 2 month old tire due to heat cycles, than 2000 miles worth of mechanical wear?
    You're not heat cycling your tires on the way to work. No more than you "heat cycle" your car tires on the way to work. It either case, you've barely "warm cycled" the tires. Lol. Nice try Lefty.
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