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I was getting on with doing the valve job this morning and thought it would be easier for pics to remove the front wheel. Well I got side tracked and remember I promised photos of tire wear at 20,000 kms. So I removed the rear wheel as well and took some photos. I'm heading out this morning to get the Pirellis mounted for spring.

I'm also pleased to announce that a close inspection of the rear wheel drive splines shows absolutely NO WEAR


You can view pics of the drive hubs and tire wear in my gallery Here
 

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Allan
Thanks for putting these up - they are most useful reference material.
Good luck with the rest of the valve job :)
 

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paul:

how do you ride. I have 5k on my Burgman and the tires look great. Good for at leat another 3,500 miles
 

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Thanks for the pics.

Great to see your progress. Keep us all informed on how the the valve job goes.
 

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Edwljoseph said:
paul:

how do you ride. I have 5k on my Burgman and the tires look great. Good for at leat another 3,500 miles
Most of the rural 2 lanes out here can be traveled at 70 mph. Plus two 500 mile days across South Dakota Interstate at 80 mph (loaded for touring). I think high speed cruising has a lot to do with it. Also, many of our roads here are cement, not asphalt. I suspect that may also affect tire wear.
 

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:?: Pirellis

I'm interested in hearing how the Pirellis feel after riding on Bridgestones. :?:
 

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Re: :?: Pirellis

Monterey10 said:
I'm interested in hearing how the Pirellis feel after riding on Bridgestones. :?:
Pauljo can answer that question. I believe he now has more miles on the Pirellis over his OEM Bridgestones.
 

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The Pirelli's improve ride comfort immensely. Handling is unaffected. I also got better mileage out of my first Pirelli rear tire. Haven't worn the front one down much yet, so it looks like it is also going to outlast the original Bridgestone. I noticed that the rear tire did not get as flat in the middle as it wore. This kept handling from deteriorating toward the end of tire life.
 

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Tire Wear @ 20,000 kms (12,500 miles)

I'm at about 10,500 miles on the original set. The front tire is just fine, the rear tire is ready to be changed. I'll count myself lucky to get the mileage I did, based on most posts it seems. I have a new set of Bridgestones I purchased last September, which I'm planning on having installed at the beginning of the 2005 riding season here in Minnesota.
 

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minnmax said:
allwalk said:
...photos of tire wear at 20,000 kms...

...You can view pics of the drive hubs and tire wear in my gallery Here.
Okay, if I'm doing my math right, 20,000 kilometers is just shy of 12,500 miles, corrrect?
20,000 kilometers X .621 = 12,420 miles
 

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12427.42miles in the interests of pedantry :wink:
 

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NormanB said:
12427.42miles in the interests of pedantry :wink:



Hi Norm, ok 20,000 km X .6213712 = 12,427.424 miles. Ha ha ha you forgot one number :wink: That's what I get for trying to keep it simple. :lol:
 

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bugger! :D
 

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swstiles said:
...ok 20,000 km X .6213712 = 12,427.424 miles...
This is kind of the reason why I specifically said it was just shy of 12,500 miles. An approximation rounded to the nearest 250 miles was fine by me. Breaking it down to within 8.64 inches is a bit over kill, don't you think? :wink:
 
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