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  • Offline GaryWWhite   us

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    Tire Mileage
    on: Sep 30, 2018, 12.45 am
    Sep 30, 2018, 12.45 am
    I have a 2017 TTSE with 1300 miles on it and just had the annual check performed.  Everything was fine on the bike except the front tire which they recommended replacing.  I can't remember the amount of tread I had left on it but they said it wasn't dangerous and I know they said the wear bars weren't showing.  Isn't 1300 miles quite a small amount of miles to be told you need a new tire?  These were the original tires on the bike when purchased.  I always make the tires are inflated to the correct pressure each time before I ride.  Do I have any recourse with the dealer or Triumph on getting this tire replaced without shelling out $160?
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    Re: Tire Mileage
    Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2018, 01.10 am
    Sep 30, 2018, 01.10 am
    What is the reason they give for replacing?  Dry rot?  Old age?  Puncture in the side wall?  They are behind in tire sales?
    Does not make sense to me.
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    Re: Tire Mileage
    Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2018, 01.20 am
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    Agreed. 1,600 miles seems way too early for a front tire to wear out. And it's usually the rear, being the drive tire, that will wear out before the front. Don't think tire wear is covered by any warranty, however. See what you can negotiate! Maybe the tire manufacturer will help out?
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    Re: Tire Mileage
    Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2018, 01.55 am
    Sep 30, 2018, 01.55 am
    Unfortunately Garry tyres are classed as consumables [like globes, brake pads]. At the mileage on your Trophy at present I would be concerned if the front needed replacement, unless some damage has occurred to it. Cheers.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Tire Mileage
    Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2018, 07.40 am
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    Has the bike been ridden like a sports bike, heavy on the front brake? There is a lot of weight to this bike, that can polish off the front quickly although it would take some doing within that mileage.

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    Reply #5 on: Sep 30, 2018, 07.57 am
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    I would go to another dealer or tyre supplier and ask them. Unless there are issues already mentioned, I reckon the tyre will be okay at that mileage. I get 10,000 touring miles from mine then change as a pair, though I feel there could be 2000 miles left in them. Nice to hear you on the forum again.

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    Re: Tire Mileage
    Reply #6 on: Sep 30, 2018, 04.46 pm
    Sep 30, 2018, 04.46 pm
    Unless it's been abused (way over/under inflated or overloaded or such) that's pretty early. The Angel ST's aren't a great tire, but they're a good one. I use mine mainly commuting and not too loaded, watch the pressures, and got 5k out of them before I replaced them. Still had miles left (probably 1k or 2k), but it was springtime and I didn't want to stop to replace them just as my short Alaskan riding season was getting good... :001:

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    Re: Tire Mileage
    Reply #7 on: Sep 30, 2018, 07.30 pm
    Sep 30, 2018, 07.30 pm
    Thanks guys for all the input!  I rode the bike like a "little old lady" and always checked my tire pressure before each ride.  I am going to have the dealer (who I trust in the past has always been straight with me) show me the tire tread depth and the wear bars.  I am going to also run it by the other dealer in the area to have them give me an opinion about the tire.  Lastly, I'm going to buy my own tread depth gauge and watch the tire closely changing it out at 2/32.   :028: