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    It is what it is. Bud's Avatar
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    Sometimes I press my luck w/o intending to do so.

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    That is the only downside to running Metzler Marathon tires. One minute they look great and the next

    I looked at them two days ago and could see no cord. Rode 150 miles today and look at them now.

    Lucky for me I have a new pair of Pilot Road 3 in the garage.
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    Yes, they do go away quick don't they? lol

    You are going to love the "3's"!!!!!
    What a difference!

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    Hope your not feeling alone Bud-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    Yes, they do go away quick don't they? lol

    You are going to love the "3's"!!!!!
    What a difference!

    Ken
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    I'm not sure cord is supposed to be a wear indicator....
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    Looked like my rear tire at Louisburg while touring on the Salty Fog in 2011. Luckily for me, a nearby Harley shop had a replacement Metzler Marathon in stock.
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    I've never run a tire to a cord. As soon as the tread & wear bars are even I replace them. I ride in way too much rain to take a chance on a bald tire in the center.
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    The problem I have with running a tire, even to the wear bars, is that the ride deteriorates long before that. Once my radius profile becomes triangular, the tire won't turn in nicely anymore.
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