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Online Martin

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #20 on: October 29, 2020, 06:40:53 PM
Hmm, strange. My Trailriders do. Indicated on the side where they are and there is a ridge in the tread.

Maybe there is a difference in UK/US tyres they supply?


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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #21 on: October 29, 2020, 07:59:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Martin [+]
Hmm, strange. My Trailriders do. Indicated on the side where they are and there is a ridge in the tread.

Maybe there is a difference in UK/US tyres they supply?

After seeing your pics, I went to check mine more closely.  I still have a rather new TrailRider on the front, but I removed the rear to put on a Road 5 for a trip that was to be almost all road miles.  This pair is the second set of TrailRiders I have had on my bike. 

They both have the tread wear indicators!  Not very many, but they are there.  :028:

I never saw them on the first set, but maybe I overlooked them, as well.  I didn't think it is legal to sell tires in the US without them, so I was shocked to see mine didn't have them! I think I just missed them.  They are quite a ways off to the side of center, which seems odd to me, since far more wear occurs on the center.  Maybe I was looking for them in the center of the tire and didn't notice them off to the side!
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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #22 on: October 29, 2020, 08:13:41 PM
I too wish they would make it easier to find them. On the original tyres I found the marks on the side but couldnít for the life of me find them in the tread. Maybe the Trailriders have more of them towards the centre - Iíll look again at some point.

That said, I donít think Iíll let them ever get worn all the way to the indicators. Itís such a minute amount of rubber left then and plain dangerous in autumn with slippery, muddy road conditions.

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #23 on: October 29, 2020, 08:52:54 PM
I agree! I would never let them get worn down to the wear bars. I think you would be showing a lot of cords in the center!  I donít ride enough twisties to wear the sides that much!

I have accidentally worn the rear to the cords  :005:
I just want paying close enough attention :034:

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #24 on: October 29, 2020, 09:10:55 PM
I take mine to the wear indicators, still have legal minimum tread depth.

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #25 on: October 29, 2020, 11:10:37 PM
*Originally Posted by HondaRebel [+]
I take mine to the wear indicators, still have legal minimum tread depth.

Cheers,
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 :046:  I'm impressed!  I'm sure there are a lot of riders out there who ride well enough to do that!  I wish I could ride that well, and had the twisties near enough to enjoy it!!

Salute!   :821:

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #26 on: October 30, 2020, 09:50:49 AM
Dont forget lads,  the Dunlop Tires Honda put on from new are not the same as you will buy from a tire place,

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #27 on: October 30, 2020, 11:23:46 AM
*Originally Posted by Superplasma [+]
Dont forget lads,  the Dunlop Tires Honda put on from new are not the same as you will buy from a tire place,

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Yea standard fitment Dunlop tyres are sh1t  :151:
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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #28 on: October 30, 2020, 03:28:50 PM
*Originally Posted by Superplasma [+]
Dont forget lads,  the Dunlop Tires Honda put on from new are not the same as you will buy from a tire place,

Superplasma.

You are right.

I'm on a road smart 3, second gear, top in the rain, handling, longness.

Not made for the TT but on the country roads they are top.

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Re: How to know when to change your tires.
Reply #29 on: October 30, 2020, 04:16:39 PM
*Originally Posted by Superplasma [+]
Dont forget lads,  the Dunlop Tires Honda put on from new are not the same as you will buy from a tire place,

Superplasma.

Yes, they did go to the wear indicators due to lack of changing opportunity. Putting new Trailriders on was a bit of a revelation in terms of handling and grip...

 



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