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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 08:13 AM
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most do not understand... when under 1/32 .. tire compound is different and wears much faster...

mine went from 1/32 to Zero in under 100 miles. Left side.
I tend to PUSH my tires hard... and have for 40 years.

feathering, caused from hard corning and Under heavy throttle


look how misshaped the edges are.. Same tire from above. aka Track Days. on the "F"...
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Right Right, knowing for your tire has not much life back! You just don't go for a road trip bro! And we all know when I gets that low it eats away pretty darn fast, glad you had a trailer and he made it home safe
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Right Right, knowing for your tire has not much life back! You just don't go for a road trip bro! And we all know when I gets that low it eats away pretty darn fast, glad you had a trailer and he made it home safe
+ 100.. trailer it.. good thinking.
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I wasn't planning a road trip, but just a short jaunt can be a bad idea when you have tendencies to get wrapped up in a nice day on a nice motorcycle...
But yeah - trailer was the right move

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Rapid air loss in a tire. is not Fun... and may require new shorts.

I have had a few.. with lots of rubber remaining.
but when you travel as many miles as I do on a bike.. flats happen. part of life.

reason I only run tubeless wheels. since 1983.
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I have just basic moto insurance but made sure I have roadside assistance. Been fortunate so far...

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I have just basic moto insurance but made sure I have roadside assistance. Been fortunate so far...
I have "Full" but roadside it 10 bucks a year.. WHY NOT !!!...
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Okay!

Safety first and then mileage.

You can get a safe but cheaper tire less the miles. You could just change them more often. This would be okay if I could do my own tires... no tools or space.

If I have to pay for mounting, I need all the mileage I can get. It really ticks me off that the MC tire folks WON'T put a harder compound on them with a little more rubber. They want you to keep buying. I'm sure many of you feel the same unless you are loaded. $$

So, I am really taking my time and attempting to get as much tire as I can get for the money. I care less about the brand NAME.

I'm always in this for somewhere between $400-$500 for purchase and mounting. I'm reading tons of reviews and checking fitting for my 1800F on a multitude of brands.

Amazon has been my go to supplier and next month they are going to start adding tax on all orders from my state. Everything goes up but my paycheck.

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I've been buying my tires from Motorcycle Superstore and their pricing is usually a bit better than Amazon, plus no tax so that helps with the shipping I do pay. At least that's my own experience....

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Dunlop Elite 3.. 200/50R18

It actually looked wider before mounting. Seems to be a tad taller so I'm not worried so much about scraping pegs on tight turns.
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