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Old 09-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #31
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It's just a matter of conservation. Why throw away a tire that can still perform adequately?
I feel your pain,

Riding a sidecar rig, the tires can be down to the cords in the center yet still have the little mold nubs and be like new on the rest of the tire. It seems like such a waste, but it is what it is, if shaving your tires works for you and fits your budget there's nothing wrong with doing it..
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #32
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if shaving your tires works for you and fits your budget
Not really a matter of budget. I have plenty of money. And a brand new set of OEM take offs sitting downstairs waiting to go on and I can buy another slightly used rear tire for $50 when I mount the one I have. It's a matter of why throw another tire into the land fill that isn't down to the wear bars yet? My front tire is barely worn. Maybe get 25,000 miles out of it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #33
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How does this thread keep getting swamped with talk about all wheel drive?
cause I get around on snow & ice so well with a "square" car tire on the back of my V-strom
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:30 PM   #34
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I have to say that I've never thought about it but the TCK on the back of my GS is squared off something awful, it's got plent of life left in it but I was thinking about trashing it because of the way it turns in (or doesn't!) because the profile is shot. I'd certainly give it a try, not saying I'd take all the tread down equally but just use a "cheese grater" file to round off the square edge so it rolls into turns more like a tire should.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:51 AM   #35
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file to round off the square edge so it rolls into turns more like a tire should.
That is what I have done. I am still not on the wear bars anywhere yet and now the transition into turns is back to normal.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #36
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Maybe you could do a track day to round off your tires? At least then you wouldn't be throwing away perfectly good rubber. Seems kind of wasteful.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #37
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I don't see the point


why did the tires get square the first place? riding in straight roads all the time, there only gonna get square again unless you change where you ride
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #38
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #39
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Hey Sendler,

Hypermiling and Ecomodding saves tires too huh? I didn't know you were on this forum.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #40
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I was just thinking you could lube the chain at the same time.
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In my country, that still gives me a pretty wide selection--


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