How low will you go?
Although I only have 8,400 miles on the bike, I'm down to 3/32 remaining on the front tire and 5/32 remaining on the rear. As I recall, the Dunlops come out of the factory with 5/32 and 11/32, respectively. The sides sing to me in a twisty, but no cupping so far. I have always maintained the tire pressure religiously on my bikes, but find these hot Texas roads (mostly chip and seal) tend to wear-out a rear tire in 8,000-9,000 miles and the front in 12,000-15,000.
I know I will need to replace my tires this summer, so I picked up some new Michelin Commander II's while they were recently on sale. I've run MC II's on two Ultras and get great wear. I have a 1,000 mile solo trip with lots of twisters coming up the first week of May and will prolly swap the tires out before the trip just to err on the side of safety and convenience.
But it got me to thinking...
Considering the wear-bar gets exposed at 2/32, how low will YOU go? This is intended to be somewhat of a rhetorical safety question for you given the new riding season is upon us.
Some folks seek the comfort of the straight and narrow. Me? I prefer the twisted road.
Last edited by RoadTrip; 04-21-2017 at 08:54 AM.