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Rear tyre wear

I just made a trip to California and had to stop in Las Vegas’ on the way home to get a new set of tires. The rear tire was completely bald at 3250 miles. It might be different if it was all stops and starts but it was mainly hwy miles and the roads were very straight for the most part. I was riding two up with about a 50 LBS extra load but still the Bridgestone tire must have a very soft compound to only last that long. I got a set of Metzler’s in Vegas’ and they showed almost no wear on the last 900 miles of the trip. So if you’re going very far I would make sure there is a tire dealer with new tires on the way or just change them B/4 you go.

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I have an 08' R3T that I bought in March, it has 3400 miles on it and the rear tire looks like I could put that many more on it. Not sure what brand it is but I check the pressure every other ride as Ihave learned that 42 in the rear and 38 on the front will make them last longer.

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