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.
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
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 ?