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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    Thanks for the responses. I decided to leave the RT at home and error on the side of caution. I will order a new pair next week.
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    Most years I put 5K on the K75, my current front tire, changed 6/03, has 20,000 on it but has succumbed to age (cracking). When I change the pair out, I'll keep the rear, it only has 10 on it changed late in '04.

    Z6's? 10K if I'm lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larrydk View Post
    What do you mean by leagally?
    In Germany if you are stopped and your tread is not within legal limits you can be fined and given a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    I don't think Brad has ever let that happen.
    You are talking about his tires, right??

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    the Famous Metzler wear bar! seen that once too often
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    I just installed my 4th set of Z6's tonight. Looked at my log book and found that I get between 9800 and 12,000 miles to a set. This last rear ( and one other rear) had cord showing down the center with about 1.4 mm depth to the center most wear bar. The cord appeared and became readily apparent within 30 miles

    If you've got 10,000 miles on 'em, I'd change 'em

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    I don't know how you guys get 10K out of a Z6. This one was just over 7K.




    The Z6 has no grooves in the middle, so it is hard to tell how wore they are. This one snuck on me, especially with the low mileage. It was the last Z6 I bought or will buy.

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    Yes, I also apply the "SIBUD" method. When the threads show, I take a look and estimate that the tire is about done for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I don't know how you guys get 10K out of a Z6. This one was just over 7K.




    The Z6 has no grooves in the middle, so it is hard to tell how wore they are. This one snuck on me, especially with the low mileage. It was the last Z6 I bought or will buy.
    the other 3K is still residing in the sidewalls!

    I went to Michelins after two of those showed with under 7K each time...pressure checked weekly and one up riding under warp speed(usually)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robsmoto View Post

    I don't think that I've ever gotten over 7k miles front or rear on my oilhead RS.
    I get 8-10k out of the Avon AV45/46 on my R11RS. Great handling tire, all the grip I need (and my bike has no chicken strips,) and great mileage. I gave up on Metzelers long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I don't know how you guys get 10K out of a Z6. This one was just over 7K.




    The Z6 has no grooves in the middle, so it is hard to tell how wore they are. This one snuck on me, especially with the low mileage. It was the last Z6 I bought or will buy.
    Do you ever take corners???

    that tire looks like it's worn flat across the entire width.. almost squared sidewalls, like a car tire..
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMBOB View Post
    Do you ever take corners???

    Have you ever been to ND? Come visit us if you haven't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Have you ever been to ND? Come visit us if you haven't.
    Damn, that's flat..
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMBOB View Post
    Damn, that's flat..

    Most signs are.
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