Originally Posted by palace15
I noticed this on my R80gs, I was using Avon Distanzias front and rear, the rear did 9.500miles and was changed due to 'tread block cracks' but still had plenty of tread left, but the front was completely 'shot to bits' and I was expecting 'as usual' it to be the other way round.......you are not alone!!
It is not just me then, I have exactly the same thing with Distanzias on my 80G/S and wondered what I was doing wrong, I would normally expect to get double the mileage out of a front to a rear, I certainly did with the old Avon Gripsters.
I am guessing that modern front tyres are made of a softer rubber to give better grip with a penalty to be paid in shorter life expectancy.
If gaffer tape doesn't fix it then you haven't used enough tape