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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Something NOT addressed concerning tire use mileage is when do you replace it? I typically get 10K -/+ miles per rear R tire but then I REPLACE When it is 2 or 3/16ths left - when the wear bars are showing. I have seen many times where people actually are riding BALD tires and have seen more than a few scary ones with steel cord showing. Tires in this condition concern me as when I ride with someone I am taking some responsibility being out on the road with them. It is an unspoken bond.

So those that brag of 17 or 20+K miles on rear tires.... when are you deciding to replace them? I have been riding 47 years on multiple MC brands and brands of tires - I check pressure weekly and whenever I carry a passenger and run near the max recommended psi and I still cannot get more than 10ish K on a cruiser tire. Hoping for more with my current set of bias ply American elites that come with when new rear tread depth 11/32's. I see these kind of tires all the time..
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Look for a touring tire. General they last longer and say away from the sport tires they have a short life

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I got about 1,500 miles out of a Michelin Commander II - I put a huge bolt right through it at Americade 2016.



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I get 10-12k. Once I get to the bar I'll ride it a bit more but change them soon after.

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It's cupping that usually annoys me into replacing tires well before tread depth is a real issue. Never gone more than 2 seasons of 4k to 6k per season.

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20K on my Commander II's. Still had 1/8' left.
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I got about 1,500 miles out of a Michelin Commander II - I put a huge bolt right through it at Americade 2016.
I feel your pain. I got a long roofing nail between the treads of my brand NEW rear American Elite with less than 75 miles on it. Luckily I discovered it while inspecting tire in my garage. I used my trusty "Stop and Go" tire plug kit. Then I called Dunlop and they said since it was bias ply and not steel belted it was OK to plug it. Has about 7,000 miles on it now. No muss no fuss. Will be replacing tire soon.

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I feel your pain. I got a long roofing nail between the treads of my brand NEW rear American Elite with less than 75 miles on it. Luckily I discovered it while inspecting tire in my garage. I used my trusty "Stop and Go" tire plug kit. Then I called Dunlop and they said since it was bias ply and not steel belted it was OK to plug it. Has about 7,000 miles on it now. No muss no fuss. Will be replacing tire soon.


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Gotta love those plug kits.


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I use a mushroom kinda plug, it works good , only you ned a bugger hole to pull it trough, but that is not a problem coz there is a hole already ... Rubber tire & rubber plug ... Sounds like a winner ?

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