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Thinking about going to the Dark Side1
Written by ekeith2000 on 9/23/2010 at 12:00 pm

Seems like a downside might be not lubing the rear splines often enough. I
think you should still pull that wheel and lube those splines every 8K (IMHO).

'97 "Fat Lady"

--- In, "Dave" <shotcoy@...> wrote:
> OK Tim....I've cooked you up a good "fix" with a new tool. I bought a tire
tread measurement tool/gauge today. Measured my BFG P155/80R15's tread depth at
5/32". That is after 16,250 miles on the back of my PC. New tread depth is
advertised at 12/32" on BFG's website. It is my understanding that the tire is
considered worn out at 2/32". That means I have used up 7 of the usable
10/32's(70%). This permits me to make a much better estimate(instead of a
guesstimate) of tire life. Based on this information I can expect to get about
23,200 total miles out of this tire. I suppose Grandma might get half that out
of a Dunlop(my last rear Dunlop was completely shot at 7,850). Enjoy fun & safe
riding! Dave "YT" Hoover
> PS Tim- As more people "use" this tire and we cumulatively rack up more miles
with it, the easier it will be for you to find your next "fix", thereby
furthering your addiction.
> --- In, "TimD" <tim@> wrote:
> >
> > BFGoodrich TA Radial P155/80R15 is what is consistently mentioned here. I
am thinking about the switching over off-season as well, but haven't done so
yet, so I can not speak from personal experience.
> >
> > Never heard of someone switching specifically for the purpose of being
off-pavement, but I am sure lots will end up chiming in this thread. Haven't
had a good Dark-side post for, ... ah ... at least a couple of days, maybe even
a week. Starting to go in withdrawal.
> >
> > -Tim Dearborn
> > Blue Island, IL, USA
> > '96 Pacific Coast, "Tuppie", 35K
> > '06 Vulcan 500, "Sarek", 7K, (Sold)
> >
> >
> > --- In, "pcbigbutt" <jalastra2002@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I know a few of you PC'ers have already gone dark side, I want to find out
which tire is everyone using. I need more traction in the gravel and dirt where
I like to go! Slipped the other day on some green moss while crossing a shallow
2 inch deep stream. I did go down but was able to pick up the bike on first try.
Adrenaline or Viagra don't know which helped! I think more rubber on the ground
would also help with braking.
> > >
> >

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