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Old 11-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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ALREADY need new front tire for my hack... please help choose a BETTER one for me

my '11 GS Adventure came with a Metzeler Tourance (like most others)
http://www.metzelermoto.com/web/cata.../enduro_street

i sent my bike to be hacked when it had 2,100 miles on it...
the front tire looked almost brand new

i've ridden almost 2,000 miles with the sidecar attached
there aren't many twisties, but i DO ride in a "spirited" manner whenever i can (which isn't that often where I live)
so....
tire pressure kept at recommended values... checked often
so....
i looked at my FRONT tire today
75% GONE
what on earth?
2K miles with the sidecar attached?
that doesn't sound correct to me
maybe most of you here know otherwise

so.....
regardless of that
i'll be buying a NEW tire IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE
i sure as hell won't be buying another tourance
and.... so few tires are made in the WEIRD GS-Adventure front tire size
so....
what tire would YOU suggest i buy that is FAR HARDER but still good?

thanks, as always, in advance
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