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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 11:53 AM
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Wouldn't white cord in the middle of the tire indicate high pressure? (Or a tire spinning hot rodder?)
It indicates it worn out to me. They will always wear more in the center.
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Where r u paying 360 for the tire?

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I run the Dunlop Elite 3's for both ends of my 2000 SE. 10k kms so far & no issues. Balance beads, so no worry on perfect balance for the life of the tread. Question. how does one corner with ANY authority on a Flat Tread?? Dragging the pegs would probably be exciting!
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Not knowing any better, I've always used Elite III also. My last rear tire went 30,000 miles. For some reason the front gets less but still very high. I'm now moving on to Elite 4 and see no reason to change. But AZ...they do scallop and I never ride without first checking tire pressure.

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And, you should be able to save 200 bucks by taking the rim into a tire shop and having the tire mounted and balanced.

On a 1500 it's almost worth that to have someone else do it.

That is the reason I have learned to change tires myself so that it is done correctly. FYI for the OP, I always change brake pads and rear end oil while doing the rear tire since it is a time consuming job.
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And, you should be able to save 200 bucks by taking the rim into a tire shop and having the tire mounted and balanced.

On a 1500 it's almost worth that to have someone else do it.

That is the reason I have learned to change tires myself so that it is done correctly. FYI for the OP, I always change brake pads and rear end oil while doing the rear tire since it is a time consuming job.
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I agree with Tony. There's a bunch of other stuff needs doing at rear tire change time. And once the wheel's off, you might as well change and balance it yourself. This is the only bike I have that doesn't have inner tubes and tire changing is a lot easier without tubes.
Also, I tried the 'tilt up all the luggage' technique once and found it to be not that easy and did a lot of damage doing it. Left bag removal is the way I do it. A bit tedious but not that hard.
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I agree with Tony. There's a bunch of other stuff needs doing at rear tire change time. And once the wheel's off, you might as well change and balance it yourself. This is the only bike I have that doesn't have inner tubes and tire changing is a lot easier without tubes.
Also, I tried the 'tilt up all the luggage' technique once and found it to be not that easy and did a lot of damage doing it. Left bag removal is the way I do it. A bit tedious but not that hard.
Terry is right about several other items of maintenance should be done while the rear wheel is off. Lubing the final drive splines, change rear drive gear oil, inspect/replace brake pads and generally clean up around in the area. I tried the tilt bags up and over once also. Never again. It is much too hard to get everything back in place when putting it back together.
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Until I bought a lift table putting the back tire on the 1500 was a PITA! After the table with the removable panel under the rear tire it is much easier. I take my wheels off and then take them to a private shop. I called one of our 'approved dealers' a while back and they quoted me over $100 just to change the tire if I carried it in!! Don't buy much from them anymore. My shop buddy says Wings have stiffer tire sidewalls than HD's but have a drop center rim, so much easier to change tire.
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