ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #7336
100mpg
This sentance intent
 
100mpg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: ionally finished in this space.
Oddometer: 16,528
wow, that is a perfect ass...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beto View Post
here's one for you BB...

__________________
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth" - Steve McQueen
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). DSI #694
100mpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #7337
lemieuxmc
Banned
 
lemieuxmc's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: East La Jolla... it's just Clairemont!!
Oddometer: 3,360
[QUOTE=100mpg;17902275]Nope, But I drive a truck all day. So I know something about retreads. You could not pay me to put them on my motorcycle OR my car.


I call B.S.! If you drive trucks for a living, you certainly spend a considerable amount of time on retreads.

EDIT; Sorry my bad, just realized that you were only referring to the bike or car. Although I suspect that a good retread is probably better than some of the off brand Chinese tires floating around.
lemieuxmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #7338
lemieuxmc
Banned
 
lemieuxmc's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: East La Jolla... it's just Clairemont!!
Oddometer: 3,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by 100mpg View Post
wow, that is a perfect ass...

lemieuxmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #7339
workerant
Spaß im Dreck
 
workerant's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: 10 Miles North of Deal's Gap
Oddometer: 1,879
Quote:
Originally Posted by klaviator View Post

I took a trip there last march. On a road nearby which I had ridden many times I saw something I never saw on previous rides.


mmm hmm



__________________
The truth will come with ten thousand miles in the saddle. -Corb Lund
workerant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #7340
klaviator
Beastly Adventurer
 
klaviator's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Oddometer: 5,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by workerant View Post
mmm hmm

Great bike for the lesser known roads in the area
__________________
I ride, Therefore I Am.



klaviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #7341
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 27,427
Quote:
Originally Posted by duck View Post
I'd stay at the front of the pack. Last thing I want to run over is a Goldwing that just had a blowout.
+1 Crashes are always better if they're behind you.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #7342
ibafran
villagidiot
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: chicagoland
Oddometer: 1,241
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Harris View Post
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...
I tried that. It's difficult and tiring to do it long enough to get significant wear off the tire edges. I hate to see 6000-8000 miles of good rubber on each side of the tire unused when the wear-bars come up in the middle. Anywho, I couldn't make that idea work for me. IF I had e-z access to a nice, tight track (cone course, old battletrax venue, etc) where it is possible to wear out the edges before the center, I would by a spare set of wheels with such tires mounted up and have fun all the dang time. Or I would have a purpose built track bike to take advantage of those size tires.

OTOH, just where can one live that allows steeper lean angles all the time commensurate with getting rubber off the tire edges in proportion to the middle? And if one could find such a place, why would one guess that the road surface would supply good traction all the time and be mostly free of traffic?
__________________
"beware the grease mud. for therein lies the skid demon."-memory from an old Honda safety pamphlet
ibafran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #7343
klaviator
Beastly Adventurer
 
klaviator's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Oddometer: 5,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibafran View Post
OTOH, just where can one live that allows steeper lean angles all the time commensurate with getting rubber off the tire edges in proportion to the middle? And if one could find such a place, why would one guess that the road surface would supply good traction all the time and be mostly free of traffic?
The area around Deal's Gap (150 mile radius) used to be like that. I once was on a trip to the area on my SV650 and needed a new tire. A local Dealer had a Dunlop 207 Sportmax for $99 so I put it on. Three days and 750 miles later and the edges were gone. You might still be able to do that today but not at deals Gap or on a weekend. Still, if you live anywhere in the Smokies it's not too hard to wear out the edges before the middle. The traction on most of the roads there are that good.
__________________
I ride, Therefore I Am.



klaviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #7344
steveb126
Adventurer Anonymous
 
steveb126's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Wooster,OH
Oddometer: 974
car tire


__________________
I may not be much, but I'm all I think about.
Wee & Wingabago Wanderings
steveb126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #7345
ibafran
villagidiot
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: chicagoland
Oddometer: 1,241
Quote:
Originally Posted by Electrojake View Post
BTW: The rear tire issue... seem inexcusable, regardless of road surface. Yes?
Sometimes. About half of my anual mileage is my local commute. The other half is mostly day trips or overniters. So, I tend to take my tires down to the cord. This has gone bad on me just once so far. I left on a 2500 mile trip with a marginal rear tire that I thought would get me home. Rather than risk being out of tire, out in the boonies, and in the middle of the night on the 1000 mile leg homeward; I changed it out a smidgen early (for me) at a local bike shop. The tire was right 'there' at the beginning of bald-in-the-middle when I made the decision. So, I figure that if a rider has cord showing, he is a local or has a plan that is about to go into effect. I can't recall meeting more than one or two riders who were so clueless as to have no idea that their tires were showing, or about to show, cord. The guys who like real good rubber all the time have enough disposable funds to afford it and/or spend a lot of time at 80mph or faster where the higher forces take more rubber off the tire and more caution is worth it. Being really gentle with the brakes and throttle and commuting sub-45mph will take sport tire rubber out to 20k miles if you can stand to ride/live like that.

Granted, I usually have a new set of tires stashed in the garage and can immediately change them out myself when I see the first sign of cord. And I am not so good at judging tire life that I can accurately predict how much mileage remains before taking a week long trip on a tire nearing the end of its life.
__________________
"beware the grease mud. for therein lies the skid demon."-memory from an old Honda safety pamphlet
ibafran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #7346
100mpg
This sentance intent
 
100mpg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: ionally finished in this space.
Oddometer: 16,528
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemieuxmc View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by 100mpg View Post
Nope, But I drive a truck all day. So I know something about retreads. You could not pay me to put them on my motorcycle OR my car.


I call B.S.! If you drive trucks for a living, you certainly spend a considerable amount of time on retreads.

EDIT; Sorry my bad, just realized that you were only referring to the bike or car. Although I suspect that a good retread is probably better than some of the off brand Chinese tires floating around.
None of the trucks do, ALL Brand new tires, $3400 worth on each tractor (not at the same time!) but the trailers we pull are not ours. They are not recaps either, they are those junk tires you talk about but at least they come apart in very small chunks...a recap will drop a 3' section of rubber and rip out fenders, lights and brakes. I would not drive anything with recaps.
__________________
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth" - Steve McQueen
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). DSI #694
100mpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #7347
100mpg
This sentance intent
 
100mpg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: ionally finished in this space.
Oddometer: 16,528
YES! Smart man.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveb126 View Post

__________________
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth" - Steve McQueen
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). DSI #694
100mpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #7348
yzmaico
Slacker
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Seminole, Fla
Oddometer: 299
Quote:
Originally Posted by 100mpg View Post
None of the trucks do, ALL Brand new tires, $3400 worth on each tractor (not at the same time!) but the trailers we pull are not ours. They are not recaps either, they are those junk tires you talk about but at least they come apart in very small chunks...a recap will drop a 3' section of rubber and rip out fenders, lights and brakes. I would not drive anything with recaps.
We run recaps on all the axles including the steer but these trucks are in the city only no highway, contract is with Goodyear, never had one come apart....
yzmaico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #7349
Beto
RustyGasket
 
Beto's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Mrs. Sauga & Dela-Where?
Oddometer: 1,834
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phrog
"...if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit."

Originally Posted by Ogre_fl
"If it's anyone's fault for a crash... it's always the Ass Fault."
Beto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #7350
Contevita
Cigar Adventurer
 
Contevita's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Gulfport, MS
Oddometer: 2,353
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beto View Post

America, fuck yeah!
Contevita is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014