How much longer for this tire

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by davidji, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    Wasn't hoping to ride this weekend on it, only to make to the weekend, and get it changed then. But I decided against.

    After 66 miles to the tire shop, the spot in the photo didn't look much different, but there were more areas like it, though smaller ones. The old tire might have made the 210 miles required to deal with it later, but I'm happy to be riding on a new tire now.
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  2. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    I don't think I had ever inspected one closely before. I did today. The radials felt thin and flexy like motorcycle leathers. The bias ply tires felt pretty stout. My tire was thin but not like the ones showing cord.
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  3. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    66 miles to the shop? pucker-ride, why didnt you just take the wheel in?
    my tires never make it that far gone, even on the cages.
    there is no advantage to running a tire so long unless its the zombie apocalypse
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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    How much longer? No longer than it takes you get it to the shop to have a new one put on, and that better be just a few miles across town! :eek1
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  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Summer, 1977 I'm on my way home from California. I started in Kentucky with a slightly used K-81 that "Fonzie" had donated to the cause.
    Anyway at a gas stop somewhere east of Reno I spotted a 1" long area of cord showing.The day before we had been running the sweepers coming over the Sierra Nevadas out of Sequoia at 80mph for miles and miles.
    As the day dragged on across Nevada , I kept checking the tire and watching the cord spot grow.!", 2",3" 4" worried ? Yeah, but there's not much along the I-state in Nevada.Pre-cell phone days , we found a payphone with a Yellow pages and called all the bike shops along the route.
    When we finally made it to one the guy inside said he was doing inventory, so grab the tire and out the door. $10 for a used round and black. And i tore into the wheel in the parking lot. luckily there was a gas station next door to borrow some air from.
    My bike was a 900 Z1 with a Yosh pipe , so no center stand. I had to find some rocks and a board to get it off the ground.
    Anyway ,I got it on without pinching the tube and we rode off to sleep at the Bonnieville Salt Flats.
    The cord spot had grown to 9 or 10 inches by the time I got the new{used} tire on.
    You'll be fine.
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  6. ST-DocLizard1

    ST-DocLizard1 Serial Monogamist

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    Smart Move!

    Two things I don't trust and that will leave you stranded are worn tires and a weak battery.

    Carry on...............
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