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Old 02-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #7291
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Before everyone piles on this guy, I have to defend him a little. For the past 7 years, I've riding down to this area and make my obligatory pass on the Dragon if for no other reason than to get to the Foot Hills Pkwy. On 5 of those 7 trips I have had rear tire problems. My last trip, with barely 5K on the rear tire, I had to have it replaced. I swear, the asphalt they use on those roads simply chews up tires!

That said, I usually ride alone on the bike. I don't know if I would ride with my wife on the back with that much cord showing.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:15 PM   #7292
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that's a 60k?? mile (car) tire ...the dark side is weak in this one
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #7293
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Come on down and try it. 285 miles from EWR to Skyline Drive at I81 I66. Take Skyline Drive/Blueridge Parkway to Cherokee then to the GAP. Great riding and lodging all over the place.
Thanks for that invite scoot, but you've mistaken me for someone with a "life".
Perhaps someday, after the bills are paid, the kids are grown, and my wife gets a boyfriend (or even a hobby), I'll then be in a position to go someplace on a motorcycle other than to work every day.

Still a mighty cool thread here!
Keep em' coming,
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #7294
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Before everyone piles on this guy, I have to defend him a little. For the past 7 years, I've riding down to this area and make my obligatory pass on the Dragon if for no other reason than to get to the Foot Hills Pkwy. On 5 of those 7 trips I have had rear tire problems. My last trip, with barely 5K on the rear tire, I had to have it replaced. I swear, the asphalt they use on those roads simply chews up tires!

That said, I usually ride alone on the bike. I don't know if I would ride with my wife on the back with that much cord showing.

its more of he skids his rear tire a lot aka he doesnt use his front brake
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #7295
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Did this guy just get mugged for his clothes?
This is just wrong all around
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #7296
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its more of he skids his rear tire a lot aka he doesnt use his front brake
Geez, someone with a lower post-count than me. Nice.
Welcome aboard Please.

BTW: The rear tire issue... seem inexcusable, regardless of road surface. Yes?
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:24 PM   #7297
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It never fails to amaze me the number of riders that go off on an aggressive ride thru the twisties with a bald tire.


A while back i went for a group ride (reluctantly) with five Goldwingers. Two out of the five had cord showing on their tires. One front and one rear. . These are guys that log a lot of miles in the N. GA. mountains. Needless to say, i stayed at the back of the pack.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #7298
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It never fails to amaze me the number of riders that go off on an aggressive ride thru the twisties with a bald tire.
Why? The twisties are perfect for bald tires. They are always only bald in the middle!

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #7299
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Why? The twisties are perfect for bald tires. They are always only bald in the middle!

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I wonder if you could even up the tire wear by hanging off the bike and riding lopsided on straightaways. Seems a shame that the tire wears so badly in the middle and has such unworn edges...
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #7300
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It never fails to amaze me the number of riders that go off on an aggressive ride thru the twisties with a bald tire.


A while back i went for a group ride (reluctantly) with five Goldwingers. Two out of the five had cord showing on their tires. One front and one rear. . These are guys that log a lot of miles in the N. GA. mountains. Needless to say, i stayed at the back of the pack.
I'd stay at the front of the pack. Last thing I want to run over is a Goldwing that just had a blowout.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #7301
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I swear, the asphalt they use on those roads simply chews up tires!

The same tire the folks out west say they get 12,000 out of , we average 35 to 4500 miles...
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #7302
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Come on down and try it. 285 miles from EWR to Skyline Drive at I81 I66. Take Skyline Drive/Blueridge Parkway to Cherokee then to the GAP. Great riding and lodging all over the place.


Did the BRP and Skyline in 2009. 1400 miles in three and a half days on a 250cc.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #7303
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Did this guy just get mugged for his clothes?
This is just wrong all around
Nah, he's just trying out some of those theories talked about in the Are you safer without a helmet and riding gear? thread
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:20 AM   #7304
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bumblebee...

The yellow tires are Tomahawks- retreads, in sportbike compounds, available in your choice of colors... and patterns.


I'm actually more concerned at the helmet. 1991 called, and they want to know if it's coming home for a 21st birthday bash.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:40 AM   #7305
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The yellow tires are Tomahawks- retreads, in sportbike compounds, available in your choice of colors... and patterns..
Retreads on a motorcycle is insane.
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