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    Here are Max's pictures of his mounted BT-46 on the front wheel







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    So the only thing I am curious about, is going to be the center tread wear. There does not appear to be a hard compound in the center of the BT-46; unlike traditional motorcycle tires manufactured for front wheel use. So will the BT-46's center tread wear be shorter than a traditional hard center tread compound M/C tire?
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    I think I read somewhere here that it gets more milage and that it is a bias not radial. Much deeper thread than the OEM.
    Thank you all for the info and pictures. It looks really good mounted.
    I called the tire store here in Salem ,Oh and they use balancing beads on all the MC tires they mound instead of weights.
    With a $2 charge for shop supplies and $2 for tire disposal, $25 to mount it plus tax. Just over $31.
    ITS ALL GOOD

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    Will I send you a picture at 10K miles, have as of today around 500 something on it, planned a 5000 mile trip in Oct, and so around Feb, I should have 10K.

    I'm ecstatic if I get 10K and everything else is icing on the cake .

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxrider View Post
    Will I send you a picture at 10K miles, have as of today around 500 something on it, planned a 5000 mile trip in Oct, and so around Feb, I should have 10K.

    I'm ecstatic if I get 10K and everything else is icing on the cake .
    You may be pleasantly surprised when you achieve 23/25K miles service from the BT. You will experience "off center cupping" 16/18K miles. Nothing major as the tire will talk to you like any other with "off center wear"!

    Ride Safe

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    Look forward to it Bob109

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    Well, I had the bt46 mounted a couple weeks ago but didn't have time to ride it till today.
    The tire has a bounce between 30 and 45 mph. And a vibration in the handle bars at 20 mph.
    The tire store put 2 oz of beads in when they mounted it.
    I added another ounce of beads but that didn't help anything.
    I just got off the phone with the Denis Kirk customer service.
    Im not one to lie about things like this so I told her the truth. Its a back tire I put on the front. She was surprised to hear that.
    I also told her it was balanced with beads. She said they don't warrantee tires balanced with beads.
    Im sending it back and we'll see what they do.
    I have bought tires from them several times, and told her I would just purchase a set of OEM to go on it and they could do what ever they saw fit.
    I will be surprised to get a refund after talking to her.
    So now the bike will be laid up for the rest of the season getting this fixed.
    Will keep you all updated when I hear back from them.
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    A quick update on the bt46 with a bounce.
    The tire is not seating the same all the way around.
    Its about 1.5mm deeper half way around. Both sides of the rim.
    When I spin it on my tire balancer its out by at least 2mm in the middle of the thread.
    Gonna have it remounted tomorrow, before I send it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenxxx View Post
    A quick update on the bt46 with a bounce.
    The tire is not seating the same all the way around.
    Its about 1.5mm deeper half way around. Both sides of the rim.
    When I spin it on my tire balancer its out by at least 2mm in the middle of the thread.
    Gonna have it remounted tomorrow, before I send it back.
    Yep, that would make it out of round. For sure.


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