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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2016, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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I had a over 60mph around a curve "wallow" ; not a tank slap. I've always put 180 tires on my rear stock rim, but I found some used tires on Craigslist so I bought a 170 & now my RG takes curves like a new crotchy rocky!! I love it. Was considering darksiding but maybe not now. I was going thru rear tires at 5k miles. Had just put a brand new Shinko on two months ago & got 5200mi. out of it.
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A new rear tire every 5K is lousy, You must be doing a lot of burn outs! If burn outs are not the problem then maybe it's is your choice of tires or there is something wrong with your bike mechanically. I would check into the excessive tire wear problem and try to fix it as soon as possible. You should be getting 10 to 15k out of the rear tire under normal riding conditions.
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A new rear tire every 5K is lousy, You must be doing a lot of burn outs! If burn outs are not the problem then maybe it's is your choice of tires or there is something wrong with your bike mechanically. I would check into the excessive tire wear problem and try to fix it as soon as possible. You should be getting 10 to 15k out of the rear tire under normal riding conditions.
In nearly 100,000 miles on Touring Harleys I've never gone more than 9,000 miles on a rear tire....They're usually at or past the wear bars by 8,000 miles. No burnouts here either.

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Aggressive riding will definitely reduce mileage on tires but you should get more then 6k. I would definitely not recommend used tires, only if stranded & in an emergency situation.
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Proper tire pressure is a must.

Burn out are fun but cost too much money. (For my one of size rear tire)

I have around 46Kish and I am currently on my 3rd rest tire on my rig!


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I got 24k out of a Dunlop E3. And when I traded the bike at 45k the E3 on it had 9k on it and was on its way to 20k+ looked like new.

When these wear out on the 16 I'll be going to the new E 4. They discontinued the E3.


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Nothing wrong with the stock tires ,in fact they are great. As for used tires off the net . Not for me
Wonder who's bike they were stolen off of this time.
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I had the "wallow" you speak of on my 13 RG. Just a gentle to and fro while in curves at highway speeds. Not caused by the grooving in the pavement. Threw out the POS stock fork suspension and installed the Progressive mono shocks. Checked triple trees for tightness. Problem solved. I did not like the Dunlops it came with when new, The rear wheel would skid at any braking above, "light" application. And that's with ABS too!! I changed those over to a better (Metzler) brand, and have way more traction now, no more skidding.

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Nothing wrong with the stock tires ,in fact they are great. As for used tires off the net . Not for me
Wonder who's bike they were stolen off of this time.
How would someone steal tires off someone's bike??
This should make your ass pucker top... the used tire has a plug in it. Ive never gotten over 7k on a rear tire, ever, on any bike.... ever....& I don't do burnouts, ever.
You guys kill me with the " call OSHA " stuff. Sometimes when times are tight you do what you have to, hell I rode my RG with bent handlebars for 2mo. waiting on the Insurance company from the Mexican that hit me to cut a check for me to replace them.
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