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Old 09-10-2011, 06:00 AM   #39616
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On Sunday I noticed that my rear tire had a flat spot, worn clear through, cords showing, my plan was to order a new tire off the internets Sunday night, and get it mounted up so I would be ready to go today. I forgot, had a busy week, and didn't give it a thought until last evening. I';; be lucky yo find a rear tire anywhere this side of Columbus, so I'm down for the weekend.
I was just thinking you might wanna check your bearings if your getting uneven wear resulting in a bald spot.


Well, I'm awake and it looks like it will be a nice day for a little tour around the area.

To anyone who might have missed it yesterday, today in 1.5 hours, 10:30 at Speedway on 54 off I-70 in South Vienna. Group ride doing back roads to Bellfountaine and back to see how many gravel roads are left in the area. Any bike is welcome.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #39617
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On Sunday I noticed that my rear tire had a flat spot, worn clear through, cords showing, my plan was to order a new tire off the internets Sunday night, and get it mounted up so I would be ready to go today. I forgot, had a busy week, and didn't give it a thought until last evening. I';; be lucky yo find a rear tire anywhere this side of Columbus, so I'm down for the weekend.
Don't forget the Frazeysburg Tire Changing Station

What about the Honda dealer is south zville?
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:00 AM   #39618
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Tires,

Anyone have any thoughts about these? Dunlop Trailmax TR 91

Luke,

bearing eh? It wouldn't hurt to look. My rear tire always seems to wear in on place worse, than the rest. I'm always surprised to see a bad spot when the rest of the tire is looking just thin.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:15 AM   #39619
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #39620
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I'm thinking that it looks much more like a road tire than a trail tire. Prolly be good for gravel, but anything past that (dirt/grass/mud etc) I dont imagine they'd have much grip.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #39621
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This is the rear I have on the TDM right now. It seems to be a decent tire and is wearing well so far. Definitely a 90-10 tire.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:25 AM   #39622
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This is the rear I have on the TDM right now. It seems to be a decent tire and is wearing well so far. Definitely a 90-10 tire.
Weren't you running Distanzia's at one time? How did they fare on the TDM? Considering those to replace the OE tires on mrs. dox's Versys when the current tires are worn out.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #39623
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Shinko 705, best tire I've found for do-it-all on the 650 Strom. $120 a set, if that.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:35 AM   #39624
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Weren't you running Distanzia's at one time? How did they fare on the TDM? Considering those to replace the OE tires on mrs. dox's Versys when the current tires are worn out.
I like the Distanzia's a lot, mileage the way I ride isn't great but the traction and feel is terrific. I will pro'ly go back to the Distanzia.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #39625
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Considering selling my WR250R, if anyone is interested. Haven't made the decision yet, but if I knew I had a buyer interested it might be easier.

2008 w/ 12,000+ miles. All the off road add ons / guards. New non-DOTknobs. Mechanically great, plastic looks a bit rough.

Might also trade for a DR650...



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Old 09-10-2011, 08:47 AM   #39626
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I like the Distanzia's a lot, mileage the way I ride isn't great but the traction and feel is terrific. I will pro'ly go back to the Distanzia.
I'd hope to get 5K+ out of a set considering how the bike will be used.


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Shinko 705, best tire I've found for do-it-all on the 650 Strom. $120 a set, if that.
Want to try a set, but after the last two friends who had them chunk/separate, it's a bit distressing to see them come apart like that.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:05 AM   #39627
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Want to try a set, but after the last two friends who had them chunk/separate, it's a bit distressing to see them come apart like that.
I think the general consensus is that they are best for bikes of 650cc or under.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #39628
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What about the Honda dealer is south zville?

You mean the one that didn't even know there was a national enduro in their 'hood? Stopped there a couple weekends ago to get directions, all I got was
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:11 AM   #39629
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bearing eh? It wouldn't hurt to look. My rear tire always seems to wear in on place worse, than the rest. I'm always surprised to see a bad spot when the rest of the tire is looking just thin.
I would suspect a really out of ballance tire would cause the tire to lightly slip as it tried to hop and cause a bald spot the way a bicycle rear tire will when you have a dent in the rim where the brake gets grabby. A wheel bearing will make you bike handle funny, just don't ask how I know
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:15 AM   #39630
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I think the general consensus is that they are best for bikes of 650cc or under.
I've had zero problems with them on the 1000, but I knew going in that they are not a tire that will tolerate running at low pressures and high heat on a big bike.

If you keep the pressures up, they're great. Run them low, with weight, and they'll wear fast or in the case of the bias ply's, delaminate.

BTW, I think the Radials are all that's available now, so it's less of an issue. Mostly you'll burn them up if you run them low on a big bike.
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