New Tyre

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New Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 21 Apr 2017, 07:01

Front wheel down at the tyre dealer having the new tyre put on so should have it back late this afternoon.

This is the PR3 that I put on in April 2016 which has done 12,740 km. Could have squeezed a little more out of it but it's down to the wear bars and with winter coming not far off it was better to change. This one was running at about 38/9 psi instead of my usual 36.

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This is the next one on and after nearly 9 years I thought I give Dunlop another go.

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Re: New Tyre

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 21 Apr 2017, 20:28

Not a bad distance for a front, specially pulling a trailer/two up for most of its life
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Re: New Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 22 Apr 2017, 08:23

Pan Rider Jack wrote:Not a bad distance for a front, specially pulling a trailer/two up for most of its life
It's on par with what I usually get up front. Most of the extra weight goes on the rear which tens to wear quicker. Rear is getting swapped over in a week or two.
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Re: New Tyre

Postby cammy_moir » 23 Apr 2017, 11:03

Alan. Does the law in Oz allow you to use a car tyre on the rear? It would help with the extra load and looking at the wear on that front it looks as though most of the miles are fairly upright.
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Re: New Tyre

Postby Uncle Phil » 23 Apr 2017, 12:57

The problem with fitting a car tyre on the rear of a ST1100 is the mods you need to make. Over here, it usually takes a Goldwing 1100 rear rim and some mods to the rear caliper bracket/mounting (IIRC). On a ST1300, it's just a 'plug and play'.
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Postby David W » 24 Apr 2017, 00:46

cammy_moir wrote:Alan. ... looking at the wear on that front, it looks as though most of the miles are fairly upright.

Upright is generally not considered to be right, here in North America, among motorcyclists.

Here is a page that I got doing a search related to that idea, using the search engine called ww.gargle.com on the SplinterNet:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=mo ... ps+meaning

But to each, his own.

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UP, where are the best roads in Tennessee, USA, for wearing ones tyres down near their edges?

Those roads are in the northeastern corner of that State, right? (They are near which towns?)
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Re: New Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 24 Apr 2017, 15:56

cammy_moir wrote:Alan. Does the law in Oz allow you to use a car tyre on the rear? It would help with the extra load and looking at the wear on that front it looks as though most of the miles are fairly upright.
Not sure about any specific laws but the tyre must be suitable for the rim.

The tyres can handle the load ok but what changed was the tyre pressure. Rather than the usual 36F/42R I upped the pressures to 39F/45R. The front wear is never an issue but the rear tended to wear out the softer side compound while the centre was ok. The current rear has now worn more on the centre and less on the sides. So far it's done 8,000 km but not yet down the wear bars.

Most of the roads around here are fairly straight with high speed corners (85 k/h and above) which sort of gives you the result on the front tyre.
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Re: Looking at that Old Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 24 Apr 2017, 16:07

David W wrote:
cammy_moir wrote:Alan. ... looking at the wear on that front, it looks as though most of the miles are fairly upright.

Upright is generally not considered to be right, here in North America, among motorcyclists.


"Upright" as opposed to "horizontal" works for me.
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Re: Looking at that Old Tyre

Postby David W » 25 Apr 2017, 16:24

alans1100 wrote:"Upright" as opposed to "horizontal" works for me.
David W wrote:... to each, his own ....

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The more horizontal one gets, the more complete wear one gets near the edges of ones tyres.

Would you believe that the following two photos illustrate how I begin the process of wearing down my front tyre as much as possible before I replace it?

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http://images.mcn.bauercdn.com/forumgal ... 348889.jpg

----------------------------then going even further beyond it----------------------
And in order to scrub off that last, tiny bit of tread near the very edge of my front tyre:
http://www.cycleworld.com/sites/cyclewo ... k=Ko5cOo_7

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But after I wore out my last front tyre, I had to replace more than just the tyre.
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Re: New Tyre

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 30 Apr 2017, 20:50

Talking of new tyres, I was forced into getting a new rear yesterday when the hole proved too big for slime or plugs and was 300 miles away from home :( Not an easy thing to get sorted on a bank holiday weekend but SRT Motorcycles in Birkenhead did the job :)
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