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post #1 of 9 Old 06-08-2003, 5:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: tire wear question

I went on a serious ride today, probably the hardest I've pushed my blade through the twisties since I got it a year ago. I just switched to a 180 sportec rear, and it seams quicker and more planted in the turns.

When I got home from the ride I noticed the sides of the tire, from near the center to about 1/8' from the edge is roughed up like a used eraser. It's rough like it was worked with sandpaper, but with no oily discoloration like track take-offs. This front tire has already been thru 2 rear tires, so I know it's time to get a new one. I'm just curious about this type of wear, if it's normal for pushing hard on the street, or if it's fried.

ps- I scraped my toe today even though I was up on the balls of my feet on the pegs; I'm pretty excited in a very squidly way!
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Re: tire wear question

Sounds fried to me. Rule of thumb is usually 2 rears to one front. Especially with Sportecs. I have them and my rear is almost done from 2500 miles and 2 track days. Hopefully I can get one more track day out of them.

Watch the speed on the public roads. Sacramento area police are cracking down lately. My friends and I were ticketed recently for only 3 mph over the limit. Just making an example of us.

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Re: tire wear question

whats your tire pressure?

Does it have raised and lowered areas?
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Re: tire wear question

I'm running 31psi front and 30 rear, too low maybe? The wear is pretty even.

Shrub, I can't believe you and your friends got tickets for 3mph over. How could any cop take himself seriously after writing a ticket like that? Thanks for the warning though.
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Re: tire wear question

pressure looks okay to me, good track pressure and if you're really kicking the twisties, you want those pressures anyway...

Dunno...
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Re: tire wear question

I think they're ok, they still feel good. Maybe it's just the first time I really pushed my blade. The rear tire has some of the same wear characteristics, and it's brand new.
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Re: tire wear question

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WetShrub : Sounds fried to me. *Rule of thumb is usually 2 rears to one front. *Especially with Sportecs. *I have them and my rear is almost done from 2500 miles and 2 track days. *Hopefully I can get one more track day out of them. *

Watch the speed on the public roads. *Sacramento area police are cracking down lately. *My friends and I were ticketed recently for only 3 mph over the limit. *Just making an example of us.

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Naaaa---you didnt say how many miles are on it---the eraser wear is completely normal for that tire---go look at some race take--offs, they will look ALOT worse. The blueing is just oxidation-lots of people have lots of theories on this---but i have never had an ill effect running the tires w/bluing edges-it just doesnt mean anything on the Sportecs--on D208GP-As it typically isnt so good
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WetShrub : Sounds fried to me. *Rule of thumb is usually 2 rears to one front. *Especially with Sportecs. *
I just got a new front Sportec, after I was on my
fifth rear tire.
I only average about 1600 miles out of a rear M1, & thats
NO burnouts.
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Re: tire wear question

I think my front tire has about 7000 mi on it, but most of those miles are winter time commute miles. Still plenty tread groove left. I ran my psi about 35 front, 34 rear in the winter, but dropped to 31-30 for the twisties in the summer. I love the feel, its alot more stable in the corners now, especially w/ the 180.
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