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Tire wearing out

I think it might be to much lean angle and lots of throttle

It was getting pretty worn so I decided to make a fast run down the valley. Great fun!!!!!!!!!!


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NICE wear marks!

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Looks like fun. It seems the older my kids get which are 3&5 the longer my skirt gets
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I think it might be to much lean angle and lots of throttle

It was getting pretty worn so I decided to make a fast run down the valley. Great fun!!!!!!!!!!
Looks good no chicken strips for you !


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no chicken strips?

I must be looking at a different picture. the least worn part of those tires is the side contact patch.

Mountain rider must be hangin off the bike far enough to protect his chicken strips.
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Looks good no chicken strips for you !
The tire was going all the way to the edge and the rubber was shredding off the sides. That is the rolled edges showing where it was turning the rubber up. It started sliding some before I got home but stayed very controllable. The Versys is such a great handling bike and I have so much fun riding it. It does not get much better.


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I think it might be to much lean angle and lots of throttle

It was getting pretty worn so I decided to make a fast run down the valley. Great fun!!!!!!!!!!
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no chicken strips?

I must be looking at a different picture. the least worn part of those tires is the side contact patch.

Mountain rider must be hangin off the bike far enough to protect his chicken strips.
Dude , Ya dont see many a tire worn that far across the tread , so in my books theres not much for chicken strips there. Now thats getting your moneys worth


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Good Job. You used up All the tire and not just the middle like we do down here in Flatistan. How many miles on it? What tire is next?


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It is the Conti Motion. The tire sticks great fro a sport touring tire but I only got about 2500 miles out of it. That is pretty much normal for people who ride in the mountains a a brisk pace. The 021s lasted longer and I already have another set ordered.


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So how many miles do you have on this V and how many sets of tires have you been through? What he didn't say is that he rides these rodes everyday and knows every curve in N GA!!! Good luck keeping up with him on almost anything.

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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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So how many miles do you have on this V and how many sets of tires have you been through? What he didn't say is that he rides these rodes everyday and knows every curve in N GA!!! Good luck keeping up with him on almost anything.
I have 23,000 miles more or less and we will not talk about how much money I have spent on tires.


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I have roughly 16K and I am on the 4th rear and 3rd front.

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I have roughly 16K and I am on the 4th rear and 3rd front.
3rd front in 16k ?
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I could have used the stock front longer but I didn't like it, so I replaced it when I replaced the first rear. I am expecting about 2 to 1 rear/front in the future.

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3rd front in 16k ?

Yeah, what's up with that Steve? By 16K he should have been on his 4th if not 5th front...

Not everybody rides like MR.

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I have tried to keep up with him, but he has lots more experience and lives in the middle of the twisties! I commute to and from work mostly. It is an hour ride to mountrider's next of the woods and he rides those nice roads to work everyday.

Not that I'm not trying!!!

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Hey Mountainrider I see you have alot of fun up there around Wolfpen gap, TWO and Vogel State Park! Kevin from Athens GA.
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I could have used the stock front longer but I didn't like it, .
makes sense - they were garbage!
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Hey Mountainrider I see you have alot of fun up there around Wolfpen gap, TWO and Vogel State Park! Kevin from Athens GA.
I live in a great area to ride bikes and I really like to ride!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I live in a great area to ride bikes and I really like to ride!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mountainrider,

Good riding! You are getting your money worth on the tires...

What tire pressure are you setting the tires to when you go canyon? F and R

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