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Metzler tire scraping on belt K-9

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Mike Toz, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. bdm7250

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    Avons here, can't beat the miles I put on them. Shaving is something you do to your face, not your tires..:D
     
  2. Mike Toz

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    Is that bad that it sat for one year before I bought it? Is that crack from age?
     
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    I asked about the pressure cause some run them lower for the ride and there's not much sidewall for give.

    I haven heard of any problems lately with the Avons, but a couple years ago they were splitting and I don't like changing tires at 1500 miles, but 300 miles isn't good either, I would call the people you bought it from and ask them about it, maybe get something back or another tire discounted.
     
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    Not really:p and I ain't talkin about the tires now either:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Thanks again guys, will call JP cycles tomorrow, have s great nite!
     
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    Note to self: shut up now! :oldhardlaugh:
     
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    This doesn't look dry rot to me...looks like it caught something that's a pretty clean straight line there. I see no cracking around the line like you would with dry rot.



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    i agree
     
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    That's why I asked about the tire pressure, maybe cause by a pot hole or man hole cover

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    I wasn't sure where you were going with that actually.

    Well anyway I guess he doesn't have to worry about shaving it as he should probably get a new tire. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

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    No shaving on this tire, but maybe don't want to shave another one and he wants to see what other tires are out there so he don't have to shave the next one.

    I wish Avon would go back to the Venom, I got 8500 miles outta the OEM tire,
     
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    I have 7000 on my current 300 that I put on this spring. Still looks good. I think I can pull another 2k out of it.

    For me a lower tire pressure seems to help as otherwise with the recommended 42 I was wearing down the center to much

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    My 07 K9 is close to the belt .010 with 36 PSI. This has got me thinking about the wheel spacer tolerance now.
     
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    Totally agree... not supposed to shave tires.... thats why I just cocked it to the side and rode it til it went bald with uneven tire wear, lol.. the metzeler is a much better looking tire hands down and has always done me great until this 300 dilema.. so yeah avons fit and work so that s what it is.
     
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    Just a thought, why is crack line only on belt side, primary side tire looks new?
     
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    Byg56, what caused your tire to crack like that?
     
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    BWG56 sorry!
     
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    Shavin a tire? I don't think so. Won't it become unbalanced? And won't it be unsafe having the sidewall thinner? Not sure how much is removed but it appears to me the tire isn't right for the bike.
     
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    Naaa, dyna beads. The only thing being shaved is a small portion of the sidewall that comes to a point. Just flatten it out and you have clearence. About .060 removal total.
     
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    The metzeler has a lot of extra meat right there, a very well made tire, but these bikes aren't rat rods and I wouldn't do it.. just my opinion. I love my metzeler and prefer over n e other, but they just don't fit.. lol
     

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