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    tire life

    I think another 1000 miles can be had if you stick to only making right hand turns. 43483757_2160338474000193_1261193433955958784_n.jpg

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    There has to be a story? That just looks wrong.
    Here is mine after I checked it 3 days ago...was not happy..now to order another and try to get it on before the snow arrives!
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    Aye Carumba!

    I was going to brag about how I've got 13,000 miles on my 2nd 'Stone out back ... still not quite down to the wear bar, but very, very close. (I have new one in the garage, ready to install as soon as the deer start moving and the roads become unrideable)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydmoore1 View Post
    There has to be a story? That just looks wrong.
    Here is mine after I checked it 3 days ago...was not happy..now to order another and try to get it on before the snow arrives!
    tire2018.JPG
    How many kilometres or miles you have on that tire, Lloyd? I had a rear tire (Stone) that went from looking like it still had decent life at about 19,000 km (12,000 miles) to being thread bare like yours in another 1,000 km (600 miles). Was riding in extreme heat in Hell's Canyon (eastern Oregon). The heat and hard riding in canyon just ate it up. Won't be pushing my current Stones past 19,000 km/12,000 miles on a road trip again.
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    My life is too valuable to save a few bucks by putting those extra miles on tires. Mine get changed when they hit the wear bars. JMHO. To each their own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F6Bster View Post
    My life is too valuable to save a few bucks by putting those extra miles on tires. Mine get changed when they hit the wear bars. JMHO. To each their own!
    My school of thought also. Thin tires puncture easier, when I wait a year or a lifetime for a particular ride, I don't want to be held up by a tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydmoore1 View Post
    There has to be a story? That just looks wrong.
    Here is mine after I checked it 3 days ago...was not happy..now to order another and try to get it on before the snow arrives!
    tire2018.JPG
    Hey Lloyd, a run flat car tire will give you greater mileage as well as better traction in the snow !!!




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    I agree. I change tires just before the wear bars. Especially here in Florida when the summer rains come down.
    Not worth the risk. IMO

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    Just ordered some 'Stones from DK.
    18 Oct is the last day for the $30 per tire rebate from Bridgestone!
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    I used to ride them into the fiber but now older and also replace as soon or even before the wear indicators show.

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