Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by versys Rob, May 30, 2017.
How many kms and at what pressure?
I got over 8000 kms on my Mitas E07's so far this year, pretty much 90% of that is running heavily loaded in 25 degree temps. I keep the air pressure high when loaded compared to previous years and have found the tire is wearing better. Hoping to get 12,000 kms out of this set but we will see.
I am still running the Mitas E-07s I mounted before this year's TLH run with TonisToo.
Approaching 9,000 miles on the set so far, and not close to worn out.
With that said, I miss the cornering grip of more street oriented tires.
It's all about what comprises you want to make.
Personally I always buy from the Toy Box, (or your local favourite), I will not order tires online as I want to support my local business and by supporting him he takes good care of me in return. I don't find the prices much different after you count in mounting and balancing. no way I want to try mounting mousses by hand!
I purchased that set of Shinko's (007 or 009 s) from Toybox. They also mounted and balanced them. Buying this new rear from Suzuki as Toybox does not have anything in stock, nor does any other shop in town as I visited them all over the past 6 days. 8-9000 kms on that tire. first half 36-38 psi, last half, 44 psi. Most of those miles were on Soriee trip to Maine and back. So I am purchasing a tire which costs twice as much. Let's see how many kms I get out of this one. My bike is shaft driven. So my understanding is that there is NO possibility that tire is out of alignment??? Is that correct? String alignment is only for chain or belt drive as I understand it. But thanks Fortech for the suggestion. I can't imagine rear suspension bushing can cause this but I will check.
Fortech does make a good point, if the swing arm bushings are worn, it could be possible that your tire isn't sitting squarely on the road. Another good inspection would be of the axle to be sure it is true....and check the wheel bearings and the holes in the swing arm where the axle passes through. Also if something is slightly bent, then it is possible for something to be out of alignment. I think we all agree that this wear in 8000klms is not normal. I haven't seen this bike in person, so I'm only guessing.
I think if anything was bent or worn enough to do this to a tire on a shaft drive bike you would have some serious and obvious damage to the ring and pinion gears on the drive train (leaking seals, ugly noises, bad handling). It maybe heat damage from being 8 psi under pressure.
no bad noises from drive train as far as I can hear. Though I only have one ear that works!!!! I did drive GregJ's ST1300 for a couple of hours this past summer, his has 15,000kms, mine has almost 90,000. They both sounded alike to me and Greg did not point out any odd feelings or noises. My bike drives straight with on wobbles or shimmy's even without holding handle bars.
Under pressure would result in both edges being worn. One side indicates something different I would think.
That only makes sense when you ride in Corner Brook a lot.
How about AMF GROUP IN GFW....I can probably beat those prices! Come in or call!!!!!
There ya go, one new local business to support!
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