A long straight commute most of the time is part of why I switched over to Shinko 705 tires. Less than $200 for the set and I'm thinking I'll get at least 7000 out of the rear. I'm getting the heavy flat spot as well. Not sure how long your commute is but I'm at 102mi 4x a week, sometimes 6x a week. I rode from NW Missouri down to Atlanta and then up to the Tail of the Dragon last September. Rode through terrible rain and pushed as hard as I could on the Tail, not a single worry from them.
Edit: Just realized I was in the V1000 forum. I ride a 650 so I'm not sure how those tires would fair on the V1000 or if they'd even fit.
Ain't no party like a Herk party...coming to a dangerous, dirty, shabby, and otherwise undesirable country near you.
Last edited by HercEngKody; 01-17-2019 at 09:49 AM.
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