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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 03:32 PM
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I'm on my 2nd front & 3rd rear at 25000k's on stock metzelers on my BW.
gotten about 8000k's on each of my rears (give or take.. with a short stop on a cr&p dunlop which gave her a wiggle)
Front lasted about 18000k' give or take.. i'm a little bit fuzzy but it was fairly worn through by the time i got a new one.
Roads are pretty rough here in CQ and having a heavy wrist doesn't help. Hardest part is all the straight roads... guts of the tyre is gone before i scratch in the outside

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Well there it is then. Two perfect names for metal bands in one sentence...

Guts of the Tyre

Scratch in the Outside

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Well there it is then. Two perfect names for metal bands in one sentence...

Guts of the Tyre

Scratch in the Outside
Think I'll go listen to some Floyd now.... by...

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Dill I talk to my tires all the time and it hasn't seemed to help..
Maybe It is what I say to them that is the problem. Is it best to be empathetic and try to put yourself in their place or just to encourage them?? Generally I just yell obscenities at them when they slip on tar snakes? That is probably not the correct approach I would guess.

How about soaking them in beer at night? Perhaps they will be to wasted to remember to wear out?
Shoot! I forgot to mention that you need to look for freshly laid asphalt and run your tires back and forth over it until you see the tread is built up some and then ride like the wind.
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Thanks fellas...some interesting thoughts to ponder for sure...
After reading Dill's reply got me thinking...
I could become a professional 'tyre whisperer', talking soothingly to my tyres, poetry even, or play Pink Floyd to them even.
Willie Nelsons "On the Road Again" one tune to avoid though.

V-twin Victory Torque coupled with a heavy right hand and abrasive road surfaces seems to be the culprit though.
Not that I do burnouts or anything like it,
I do like to revel in the sheer grunt through the gears, and travel quickly whenever I can.
Taking shortcuts when riding no particular place just isn't on though DP, as I generally take the long way to anywhere, though my destinations are usually unknown

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V-twin Victory Torque coupled with a heavy right hand and abrasive road surfaces seems to be the culprit though.
I love confessions!

The bottom line is you are having a great time. I stay in trouble with my wife because I spend a lot on gas. What would be crazy... if talking to our 'tyres' actually did prolong their lives.

I love the look of new tires on my bike. I wish there was a way to keep them looking new even though time to change them. Some tires look worse than others when time for new ones.
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2 brand new Pirelli Night Dragons went on today at 46,500 kms
Took off a very bald Metz 880 Marathon (7500 kms) and
Front Night Dragon (14,000 kms just onto wear indicators)

Tyre man reckons its our abrasive road surfaces in OZ.
Heavy right hand speeds it up too.

Looking forward to at least 10,000 kms (6000 mile) of corner carving to come

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It's a shame tyres arn't made from ......, they would never wear out!
At least thats what all the old fellers say.


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racked up a quick 1000kms on the Night Dragons in four days hard riding.
Great to have two brand new sticky tyres, a few abrasive concrete road roundabouts and turns had em quickly scuffed in, from then on it was confidence plus.
Crank her right over and pour on the Power!!!

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