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    Quote Originally Posted by deej View Post
    I should have inspected the tires before the trip. (rolling eyes at my self) LOL
    me too


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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmag View Post
    Dang, glad you didn't have an accident.
    Me too! I know now, not to push it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trosty View Post
    How far did you get on the tyre before it went like that, 10k, 20k, 30K miles?
    Not sure, since I was the second owner and I bought it from a dealer. The bike had 19,400 miles on it when I got it, and it now has 25,400. They were not new when I got the bike, and most of the wear had to have come from my 3500 mile Grand Canyon trip. Its definately something I will be paying way more attention to, and tire pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_Gruuvy View Post
    Time for a car tire .... join the Darkside



    Tell me more....I'm intrigued. I have heard and read somewhere that there is a car tire that fits, is that able to be mounted on the stock wheel? Links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cheese View Post
    Looks like some life left in the middle. I take it you don't have a heavy wrist. Maybe you should start enjoying the middle of that tire more.
    I would like to know mileage too. What tire is it?
    Bridgestone G 850, but as stated, I have no way of knowing the total mileage, but I put on 6,000 since I bought the bike back in March

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman View Post
    I learned that lesson as well. Once you see the wear bars, start shopping.
    They will wear noticably faster when the weather is warm and the pavement is hot.
    I waited so long on my last rear tire that the dealer who mounted the new one asked me if he could hang my old tire on the shop wall with a sign under it saying "don't wait this long" !!!
    Oh hot weather and hot pavement as in 100+ degrees for 8 days to the Grand Canyon and back? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Dutchman View Post
    It's surprising how fast a tire can go.

    This one went from being a little thin to this in just 300 miles. I'm going to switch at just past the wear bars from now on. This is pushing it a little to far

    PR2 with 10,500:
    YIKES +! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel Hunter View Post
    It's all good, dont see air yet.

    Wait isn't air invisible? I'm scared...hold me? LOL

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    We don't just pay for the middle. That's pretty close but good job and ignore the railroad comment from earlier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deej View Post
    Tell me more....I'm intrigued. I have heard and read somewhere that there is a car tire that fits, is that able to be mounted on the stock wheel? Links?
    Here is a quick Linky to a very good thread regarding this topic.

    Joe created a catagory here on this site called "Darkside" where there is a wealth of information on this topic. The best part of this site of the sharing of information. You find a good amount of that there and that could help you determine which car tire is best for your bike.

    If you can run a car tire that would get you nearly 30,000 miles on it for less than a MC tire ...... would you run it ?

    I know I would.
    It wasn't me !

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