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So, here I am at a meeting of the motorcycle club I belong to that takes place 45 minutes from my house.

We have a nice breakfast and a somewhat productive meeting.

The meeting adjourns and I go out to my bike to get ready for the post-meeting ride to Park, WA to visit Scooter Stuff that is about to go out of business.

I do my usual pre-ride walk around and I see.....

THIS!:




I did NOT go on the ride to Park, WA.... I went straight home praying the entire way that I make it home safely!!

I did :bowdown:

Coincidentally, I'm waiting for a pair of new tires to arrive from DLP that should arrive tomorrow (20 Jan). They're Metzler ME880s! :grin:

I am also going to use the DynaBeads instead of rim weights.
 

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Your not suposed to let it go that far, are ya?? :banghead:
At any point, did you concider pushin it??? :lol:
We were looking at Big Rons front tire on our last ride and it had no groves left on the face. They go real fast at that point. Not much rubber at the end like a car tire.

Glad to hear ya made it home safe.
 

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Bob, that means you got your moneys worth. Don't get much closer than that. :grin:
 

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I'm right there with ya! I just replace a back tire that looked like that! I got 18,500 miles on my original Dunlop K555 so I replaced it with another, or so I thought. Instead they put on a D404. I only got 14,500 on that and it looked just like yours. Made me real nervous on my way to have the now K555 put on. Glad you made it home!
 

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I've got an inexpensive cure for that! :dontknow: :D
Nah- NOT trying to start anything. :D
Glad you got home safe. Assume you are not riding it to the shop?
 

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I can't see the air from that angle, that's when you really gotta change 'em
 

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I bet he can get few more Ks if he leans more often :yikes:.
 

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Had the same thing happen to me last year except mine showed cords around the entire tire. When it goes it goes fast I remember looking at the tire the day we left but I should have payed attention to the wear mark not just a visual thinking the tire had plenty left because 300 miles later it was gone. I was very lucky it didn't blow the guy that changed it said he had never seen one that bad and still holding air, lesson learned. Real scary part was coming out of the restaurant and the guy sitting on the sidewalk points it out to me :shock: Just down the street from the restaurant the only bike shop closing in a half hour dings me $300 for a new tire & labor and I helped get it off and on.:banghead:
 

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Hey Bob I forgot to ask you........

Did your underwear look like that too.......:shock:

I guess you should toss those babys.....:joke:
 

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lol... consider them tossed!!

I just got my new Metzler ME880s today :D

Now I just have to figure out how to get them and the bike to a garage!!

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SLOWLY MY FRIEND, SLOWLY!! :lol:
 

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Hey Bob, I don't know if you think you can make it to Anacortes, but Rob at Westedge cycles is a great guy and his prices on stuff like tire mounting is real reasonable. Good luck!
 

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Just don't loose it crossing the Deception Pass Bridge, it's a ways to the water!!!
 

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I've got an inexpensive cure for that! :dontknow: :D
Nah- NOT trying to start anything. :D
Glad you got home safe. Assume you are not riding it to the shop?
I think I know what you were going to say and I like it.:agree:
 

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lol... consider them tossed!!

I just got my new Metzler ME880s today :D

Now I just have to figure out how to get them and the bike to a garage!!

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+1 on the Metzlers. That's what I'm running on my bike. I like the feeling of control. Much better than the stock Dunnies.
 

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Well, I got my new tires put on. I did go to Rob at West Edge (I've used him exclusively for my last three bikes!)

I had a friend trailer it to his shop Friday morning, I picked it up Saturday morning and went to the Tattoo Expo at Tulalip Casino Saturday afternoon.

No tats for me... but I saw quite a few interesting examples of the Skin Art!

By the way... in case anyone is interested the tires had 17,648 miles on them :shock:

I also had the brakes changed, and they were still in great condition!
 

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