Just a point of reference... I have a Honda motor scooter (108cc, 9.7 hp, max speed 45 mph) that wears tires like crazy. Odometer shows 15,000 and I’m now on 4th rear tire and 2nd front tire. I’ve been searching internet and find that small tire size has exponentially faster wear with some guys only getting 3,000 miles per tire change.
I thought this was interesting and maybe helps explain short tire life on our airplanes. My first set of main tires on the RV-12 only lasted 200 hours.
Rear tire with 4,100 miles -
Hinckley, Ohio (1OA2)
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 522
LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H