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Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:30:28 am »
Was exploring Thunder Bay as a stopover during a round trip Ottawa-Winnipeg when a good Samaritan honked at me at a stop light and said I needed to check out my rear tire. I did, even though I had before leaving home some 2800 kms before, only to be horrified at the sight of the inner metal threads sticking out of the rubber. I could not believe how much wear and tear had happened all of a sudden. I was just learning the hard way that 15000 kms is overboard for this type of tire (Trophy's original). There was no way I could continue home, still 1200 kms away. So I looked up motorcycle shops and magically found the Excalibur shop, a tire specialist no less, that took the bike in and had a replacement tire installed immediately (on a Saturday morning). So many thanks to the first Samaritan who probably saved my life and the second who saved the trip (and runs a nifty northern shop worth giving business to).
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Re: Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 08:55:48 am »
I had the same issue on a trip to Scotland and also had to find a replacement tyre at 4,200 miles. I ended up buying PR3s which made the bike handle better and gave a longer life.
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Re: Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 03:25:21 pm »
Nitch what tires were you running.  I had a similar problem with my Pirelli ST.  Suddenly lost all tread and went flat in about 200 miles of riding.  At the time I thought it might have been the dirt road I was on.
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Re: Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 01:39:42 am »
The tires were the stock ones but I must confess now I do not recall the brand. Do you know? I just googled the net up and down and could not ascertain what the Trophy gets delivered with. As replacements I got Avon Storm Ultimate 2.
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Re: Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 03:03:08 am »
Well I've also switched tires but if I recall correctly the stock tires were the Pirelli Angel ST
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Re: Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 09:04:39 am »
In France OEM is Pirelli Angel or Metzeler Roadtec or Dunlop Roadsmart.
Nitch after your tyre replacement did you check if the TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) is still working properly?
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Re: Saviors in Thunder Bay, ON, CA
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 02:41:37 pm »
Après le changement de pneu, le système de mesure de pression fonctionnait comme avant mais ... mal.

Even before I had the tire replaced there was a slight malfunction of the TPMS in that it occasionally displayed a message stating that the pressure in the back tire was low. However, the actual pressure displayed on the dash is fine (41 psi), the low pressure light does not come on, and direct pressure measurement with a gauge at the valve indicates correct pressure around 41 psi. I read somewhere that this might be caused by a faulty sensor at the wheel and that someone's dealer replaced the part under warranty.
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