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When do you replace your tyres?
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:13:47 am »
I ride mine way past the wear indicators. If I have to replace tyres according to the wear indicator I will be buying tyres every 4-6 months.
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 08:16:59 am »
When they MOERTOE
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 08:19:35 am »
Serious ?
 

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 09:29:23 am »
Out of sheer economic necessity - later rather than sooner. I simply can't afford to be replacing tyres willy nilly every 20,000km.   ;) ;D
 

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 09:45:10 am »
I ride mine way past the wear indicators. If I have to replace tyres according to the wear indicator I will be buying tyres every 4-6 months.

I would guess that you replacing tyres is directly proportionate to the bike you ride, and can't blame you one bit.  8)

My tyres are more than a year old on approximately 12k and still looks like they can do another 8k at least
 

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 09:45:46 am »
when

a) they are worn out so that it affects handling
b) if i start getting to many punctures
 

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 09:46:25 am »
When I have gone to so much trouble to turn nobblies into racing slicks I need to enjoy them as long as I can. So then it is until just before my next trip or the white fluffy bits start to show. :pot:

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 09:50:13 am »
I prefer not to use my tyres beyond the indicators, I'm always weary that in the event of an insurance claim, that my claim could be dismissed if the tyres are are beyond the indicator marks as the vehicle is then not road worthy.

So ja, works out more expensive, but compared to a claim not being allowed?
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 10:13:17 am »
I prefer not to use my tyres beyond the indicators, I'm always weary that in the event of an insurance claim, that my claim could be dismissed if the tyres are are beyond the indicator marks as the vehicle is then not road worthy.

So ja, works out more expensive, but compared to a claim not being allowed?

Even if the accident is not your fault as they will say it impeded your ability to stop or control the bike.. good point
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 10:41:01 am »
If the first wear indicator, which is canvas showing, appears, I start watching and when the final indicator, the steel wires, shows, I replace soonest. :pot:

I also ride my tires as long as possible, but Sputnik080 makes a true point, that one has to watch out for.
 

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2019, 10:43:15 am »
If the first wear indicator, which is canvas showing, appears, I start watching and when the final indicator, the steel wires, shows, I replace soonest. :pot:

I also ride my tires as long as possible, but Sputnik080 makes a true point, that one has to watch out for.

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2019, 11:23:07 am »
Mine... never.
But the rear TKC80 on the 1090 Adv R is gone after 4200km. Wonder if I should fit the Motoz Tracinator Adv (an aggressive knobbly) or a Motoz Tracinator GPS for more distance on the rear tyre.
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2019, 11:42:57 am »
Out of sheer economic necessity - later rather than sooner. I simply can't afford to be replacing tyres willy nilly every 20,000km.   ;) ;D

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2019, 12:23:38 pm »
I replace mine at 1mm tread depth
 

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2019, 01:09:38 pm »
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2019, 01:27:44 pm »
When you have to ask.
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2019, 01:52:34 pm »
when

a) they are worn out so that it affects handling
b) if i start getting to many punctures

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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2019, 01:55:32 pm »
when

a) they are worn out so that it affects handling
b) if i start getting to many punctures

Agree

When it affects grip.  :peepwall:
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2019, 06:41:20 pm »
When the mozzies puncture them.
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Re: When do you replace your tyres?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2019, 07:41:44 pm »
when

a) they are worn out so that it affects handling
b) if i start getting to many punctures

Agree

When it affects grip.  :peepwall:

Depending on the tire they sometimes go square long before they loose grip

Then when you lean in that sudden drop as it climbs out of the over square is when I generally start thinking about replacing

Funny enough on the front I wear out tires but on the rear I often loose a tire due to a cut or something before it is actually due for replacement  :'(
 
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