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Old 04-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #20161
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I thought it had to do with the muffler bearings?

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:56 AM   #20162
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That can happen 1. Without locking up the tire 2. Can be fine, then develop a spot like that in a few hundred miles.

Happened to me on my rear tire. I had ordered a tire just before the weekend. The replacement tire was delivered the same day I discovered my spot. Was not there 2 days & 350 miles before. I noticed that the wear on the tire was asymmetrical. Must have a slightly out of round rim.

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You were past the wear bars 2 days and 350 miles before that spot appeared. I too am guilty of being stupid and milking a couple extra miles out of a tire but would never make a trip to a riding mecca on a tire that was shot even before I left.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #20163
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I know that smiling woman. She is my wife. We left KC on March 28th and rode 129 Sunday, March 31. We got home today.

On the 31st we had the tail to ourselves.

She does not like a tank bag on the tank so she has it on the pillion seat. The top box is mounted in the normal place.
Thanks for the clarification on the topcase position.

But you forgot to answer the most important pending question: did you guys have a good time?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #20164
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Thanks for the clarification on the topcase position.

But you forgot to answer the most important pending question: did you guys have a good time?
We had a great time even in the fog and temperatures down to 33 degrees.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #20165
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Avast, matey. That horrid weather kept them off the Dragon, for sure. Arrrgh!

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:20 PM   #20166
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And is that a car tire, too, or one with narrow chicken strips?

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looks like a flat(as in no air) bald motorcycle tire. He should have went to the dark side!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #20167
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Looks like that's not the only spot he locked up the rear tire.
I think we should at least give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe this is a brand new "Oakley" tire.
Looks just like the logo on my sunglasses.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #20168
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That's the new Oakley brand tire.

Damn, I see I was beaten to the punch.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #20169
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I know that smiling woman. She is my wife. We left KC on March 28th and rode 129 Sunday, March 31. We got home today.

On the 31st we had the tail to ourselves.

She does not like a tank bag on the tank so she has it on the pillion seat. The top box is mounted in the normal place.
That's the best picture I've ever seen of a motorcyclist in my life. Loving Life with a grin. Kudos!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #20170
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Oh yea no hiding that smile ! I noticed that rite off yesterday ....
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:08 AM   #20171
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That can happen 1. Without locking up the tire 2. Can be fine, then develop a spot like that in a few hundred miles.

Happened to me on my rear tire. I had ordered a tire just before the weekend. The replacement tire was delivered the same day I discovered my spot. Was not there 2 days & 350 miles before. I noticed that the wear on the tire was asymmetrical. Must have a slightly out of round rim.

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Through the rubber, through the nylon cords, and into the inner liner of the tire?
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:26 AM   #20172
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I know that smiling woman. She is my wife. We left KC on March 28th and rode 129 Sunday, March 31. We got home today.
Eddie, I thought the smile looked familiar. You guys have a good ride home?
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #20173
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I know that smiling woman. She is my wife. We left KC on March 28th and rode 129 Sunday, March 31. We got home today.

On the 31st we had the tail to ourselves.

She does not like a tank bag on the tank so she has it on the pillion seat. The top box is mounted in the normal place.
Awesome on several counts. Good for you guys. Looks like she is having a blast and sounds like you did as well. Congrats.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #20174
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Eddie, I thought the smile looked familiar. You guys have a good ride home?
With the exception of the first day, down to 33 degrees and rain, we had a nice ride home.

Ann rode much better on the way home. Her overall confidence increased because of you and your staffs instructions. She felt like she accomplished a lot those two day.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #20175
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I know that smiling woman. She is my wife. We left KC on March 28th and rode 129 Sunday, March 31. We got home today.

On the 31st we had the tail to ourselves.

She does not like a tank bag on the tank so she has it on the pillion seat. The top box is mounted in the normal place.
Nice photo! Good to see someone enjoying themselves; no fail there.

I recently remarried and my new wife has expressed an interest in getting her license so she signed up for the basic m/c safety course at the local college.

She doesn't mind the pillion seat but is really enthusiastic about getting a bike of her own.

I am really looking forward to riding with her and can only hope she enjoys the experience as much as your wife!
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