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Old 10-24-2006, 10:27 AM   #41
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road hazard??? such as nails in tires and not having to buy a new one???
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:30 AM   #42
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A long time ago I checked into offering a road hazard policy.
IMO how the insurance pays and how they prorate the tire wear didn't seem like it was really a good deal for the customer.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:30 AM   #43
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3000 to 3500 miles.
But that is all in the center of the tire ..........right?
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:32 AM   #44
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But that is all in the center of the tire ..........right?
You just bring the DUC to TWS (Texas World Speedway) on the 11th so I can have some breakfast and lunch at the track
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:35 AM   #45
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You just bring the DUC to TWS (Texas World Speedway) on the 11th so I can have some breakfast and lunch at the track
:laughing6 Only if they let you out of the novice group..........then you'll have a LOT of catching up to do :laughing6
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so how many miles can i get on the m1's? i don't do any track days i just ride to work most of the time every once in awhile i'll do some twisties.
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so how many miles can i get on the m1's? i don't do any track days i just ride to work most of the time every once in awhile i'll do some twisties.
I've got about 2500 miles, (2 track days) on mine and they are still in good shape.
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:laughing6 Only if they let you out of the novice group..........then you'll have a LOT of catching up to do :laughing6
You are going intermediate for sure? I did not know that they will let grandpas in intermediate? :laughing6
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I've got about 2500 miles, (2 track days) on mine and they are still in good shape.
You will prolly get more than me since you are only pushing about 90 hp at the rear wheel. :icon_bigg
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Typical mileage out of a rear M1, IF you keep up with tire pressure, is 3000-4000 miles.
If you're doing more "commuting" type riding, but still want a sticky tire for occassional back road runs, either the Metzler Z6 Roadtec or the Pilot Road would be a better choice as far as mileage goes.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #52
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if u got money for a new tire then go ahead and get a new tire if not just plug it
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:53 AM   #53
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i got around 3500 on my m1s, ohh wait i drive duk too.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:05 PM   #54
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what tire brands are harder in the middle for prolonged straight driving, and soft on the sides? just the michieln pilot powers? How "hard" is the middle?
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:12 PM   #55
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so do i need to buy some grease for my axle now?
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:20 PM   #56
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A long time ago I checked into offering a road hazard policy.
IMO how the insurance pays and how they prorate the tire wear didn't seem like it was really a good deal for the customer.
I'm pretty happy with the Cycle Gear road hazard insurance. In about 5 years, and probably 12 sets of sport-touring tires, I've gotten one flat. As flats will, it happened at a time when I REALLY couldn't afford a new tire so I was very happy that I'd had the foresight to buy the insurance. I figure the little bit extra cost for the tire insurance paid off by spreading the cost of the new tire over several tire changes.

If you make enough money to easily afford a new tire at any time, the insurance is probably not worth it. If you're a young person struggling to afford this great sport, it might be worth the extra bucks.

As for tire plugging.... it probably isn't a good idea on a track bike, but a professionally installed (from the inside) tire plug should be fine for general use. Just make sure to check your air pressure often. Oh, and always have a touring rider along on rides. We tend to carry small bike-powered air-compressors and good plug kits.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:51 PM   #57
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I'm pretty happy with the Cycle Gear road hazard insurance. In about 5 years, and probably 12 sets of sport-touring tires, I've gotten one flat. As flats will, it happened at a time when I REALLY couldn't afford a new tire so I was very happy that I'd had the foresight to buy the insurance. I figure the little bit extra cost for the tire insurance paid off by spreading the cost of the new tire over several tire changes.

If you make enough money to easily afford a new tire at any time, the insurance is probably not worth it. If you're a young person struggling to afford this great sport, it might be worth the extra bucks.

As for tire plugging.... it probably isn't a good idea on a track bike, but a professionally installed (from the inside) tire plug should be fine for general use. Just make sure to check your air pressure often. Oh, and always have a touring rider along on rides. We tend to carry small bike-powered air-compressors and good plug kits.
cool thanks for the info. yeah im going to take the tire to a shop (discount motorcycle tire) they do the patch job from the inside of the tire. that should be good enough to get me around till i get more money for a new tire
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