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Thinking about going to the Dark Side1
Written by timdearborn on 9/23/2010 at 03:22 pm

Thanks Dave for the "fix". I am pretty serious about Dark-siding over the
off-season. If I do, I will try to document in detail my experience and any
riding differences I notice. I think this might be of interest, particularly to
newer riders like myself (I have all of 1 yr and 8K riding experience, 4K of
that on the PC800).

-Tim Dearborn
Blue Island, IL, USA
'96 Pacific Coast, "Tuppie", 35K
'06 Vulcan 500, "Sarek", 7K, (Sold)

--- 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)

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