Maybe I should get a new tire
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Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:54 pm quote
I've put 6190 miles on my GTS so far; the first major service is coming up this week. Good thing I've ordered a new tire too!

A week ago, the wear bar was showing and there was an inch of sipe past where the two legs come together on this factory City Grip. Now you can barely make out the intersection of the sipes, and the tread is peeling away to reveal the ply below.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 pm quote
Definitely got your monies worth out of that one!
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 am quote
Touring300 wrote:
Definitely got your monies worth out of that one!
I think there's another 20 to be found.
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:24 am quote
Don't forget to do the rear tire replacement burn out.

I always try and remember to do few burn outs before replacing a rear tire
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: San Francisco
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:48 pm quote
znomit wrote:
Touring300 wrote:
Definitely got your monies worth out of that one!
I think there's another 20 to be found.
Found them!

Took a couple days to get the appointment, plus the dealer is a couple counties away; together, those put another 134 miles on that tire, for 6234mi total. The soft spot in the photo grew to include the entire middle strip. The mechanic was amazed at how thin they were. Without air pressure, they were as pliable as your t-shirt.

I've got a new City Grip 2 on the back. Rode 125 miles through the forest and along the coast to break it in, although it didn't really need a break in: it cornered perfectly well right out of the box.
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