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Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« on: January 18, 2014, 06:06:02 AM »
Such a nice day for a ride, first real test of the bike on some mountain twisties.

Stopped for smoko and noticed the rear tyre. Bugger

The power of the beast must have spun up the rear tyre around a left hand corner, cut a new tread on something on the road.
Thought the hard / soft compound "join" was separating, that's if they are a duel compound tyre  :lol:
The entire circumference of the tyre, some cuts the depth of the tread.

I panicked, turned around and headed back to the nearest bike shop some 80 kms away.
Checked them this morning, condition and pressures perfect.
 



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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 08:43:49 AM »
Hi Ken,

Just out of interest, how many Mike's on the tyre, and which model of tyre is it ?

You going to replace it ?

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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 09:06:13 AM »
Something like 5800 kms, Angle ST.

First time ever on Pirelli Angle tyres, they seem ok but don't inspire the confidence yet.
Mind you it's the first time I've dialled up the suspension and twisted the wrist a bit  :001: Nice !

The Angle GT's get a good review on other Forums

I'm a PR2 guy and have a spare set in the garage, problem being is that I don't have the adaptor for the balancer yet.
I just may wear these out and change them before my tour.
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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 04:50:13 PM »
I've got two bikes.  Triumph 955 Sprint ST with Pirellis GT and a Trophy with PR3s.  Had Angel ST on the 955 but they wore out quickly.  Replaced with the GTs before I became aware of the PR3s.  Replaced the worn Trophy tires with the PR3s.  They handle and wear better than the Pirellis and intend to put PR3s on the 955 when those Pirellis wear out.
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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 09:33:53 PM »
The PR2's may well be on the way out, not that many around at the moment, so my next purchase will be the PR3's.

The Angle GT do get a good rap but I'd rather compromise a bit and get better distance.

The PR3's are the tyre of choice on the FJR's.

Also heard some good news from Marc, marcparnes.com.
Looks like he now has some balance adaptors made up for the Trophy.
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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 02:01:58 AM »
That slice does not appear to be through the treads. I'd run the distance on that tire.

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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 04:33:09 AM »
The gent in the tyre shop said yesterday it as all OK and my biker visitors today said they would ride with it.

There is still plenty of tread, why waste it.

I'll have a looky and see what people are getting out of their tyres, as in kms.
Just may swap it out if I go on a bit of a long bike tour.

The beauty about having your own changer, put the old one back on after to wear it out.

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Re: Cutting a new tread in the tyres
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 06:17:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Queensland Ken [+]

I'll have a looky and see what people are getting out of their tyres, as in kms.


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