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Old 02-27-2007, 03:50 PM   #31
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As falling over ona bike has more consequences than a car being a bit slidy, caution is best. I have an older bike with tyres that were good 2 years ago when I parked it. I will resurrect the bike in a few years and replace both tyres as I want to ride the thing properly, not idle around. If nothing else, tyres have improved a lot since I last bought some.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:14 PM   #32
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6 years!?!?!?

In the summer, I'm lucky if my tires last 6 weeks!
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:15 PM   #33
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kwrong you are so funny putting armorall on bike tires.. Common sense says that if you lean over to any small degree on your bike that having that crap on your tire will be dangerous.. tires is right up there with synthetic oil debates.. snoozer.. longride sure can sure pick some real winner subjects. zzzzzzzz
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:19 PM   #34
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A bit of Armor-All will prolly take care of THAT "problem", too.



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Old 02-27-2007, 04:27 PM   #35
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Hey there, both Sarnali and I ride in Seattle, and we both wear our tires out each year. That means either one of us is a liar, or neither of us is kbuffoon.



You decide, anything is possible.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:30 PM   #36
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How was the 3k miles on the 10 year old Magna?
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:40 PM   #37
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I'm not kbaffoon, I don't look anything like Micheal Douglas, young or old though if it got my in CZJ's britches I'd sure try to look like him...



Most of ol'krebs posts show he knows what he's talking about so I don't think he's kbaffoon so that leaves option "C"...kbaffoon has never worn out a set of tires and is thoughtful enough not to post on a subject he knows nothing about.....
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:38 PM   #38
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He was kidding about the Armor All.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:11 PM   #39
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Thanks for this post.This one and the last one on setting up a shop are good topics for serious motorcyclists. And,accordingly most of the responses have been thoughtful and interesting. This is why I subscribe...for motorcycle reviews and discussions on serious motorcycle topics(with some humor thrown in of course). I never get more than 2 years on a tire.....when i get a vintage MX racer,new tires are always part of my fixup. My neighbor has several bikes and doesnt always put many miles on all of them. His policy is replace at five years so he has no experience with tires of greater than 6 years. My old Harley 45 had ancient goodyears on it and I never had a flat,but that bike's top speed was 65 and those hard ass tires are not representative of todays tires. My recommendation is replace at five years,but I have no hard facts.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:39 PM   #40
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"This one and the last one on setting up a shop are good topics for serious motorcyclists. And,accordingly most of the responses have been thoughtful and interesting. This is why I subscribe...for motorcycle reviews and discussions on serious motorcycle topics"



Exactly. It's good stuff.
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