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For my own interest I wanted to know what the sidewall of my Formosa looked like in action, this is a 5 minute clip from my 48 minute ride. I'm going to clean up more of the video with more info when the snow comes.
This tire has approx 40,000 km's @ 41 psi, I was scraping my floor boards on some of the corners and actually scraped the camera on one right hander, you can see the camera move & hear the scrape on another clip. I'll admit I was suprised & pleased with what I saw.
I have also included a clip to show the road I"m riding, not much of it is straight.

Old Kingston Road


Sidewall view

And the Tire ..... It's done well & a new one waiting .........



Ride Safe :action::action:
 

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Bob it looks like you have used the best of that tire . ( of course its worn out ,it a car tar silly ):ROFL:





I am curious after watching your video of the sidewall . Is there a great bit of wear at the tire bead ? It looks very clean / polished as the sidwall seems to work over the wheel lip/edge . Is it actually wearing away the tire or just keep the rubber clean ?



Now I'll need to have a look at my WS ROF to see if it does that or perhaps the stiffer sidewall doesnt work quite as much at the wheel lip .
 

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Interesting, Bob. :cool:

I only got 35,185km/21;863mi out of mine, but I suspect the big difference between yours and mine was the temps I was running mine in, where the heat will accelerate/shorten tire wear. Most of the days I was running mine in were 95*F -110*F, never mind what the actualasphalt temps were! . :shock:

Man, this past summer was a hot one south of the border!
 

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OnaWingandaPrayer wrote:
I am curious after watching your video of the sidewall . Is there a great bit of wear at the tire bead ? It looks very clean / polished as the sidwall seems to work over the wheel lip/edge . Is it actually wearing away the tire or just keep the rubber clean ?
There is actually a little lip at the bead of the tire The only wear is flat across the tread face as you can see. If anything the tread wear inducates perhaps a little higher pressure in the next Formosa since the outer edges are a little smoother, but then I have a couple of favorite roads that are not very straight, this being one of them:?:action::action::action:
 

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Excellent view and angle of the camera to dispel any theories about running on the sidewall and shows how much tire is in contact with the road at all times.
 

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I'll post a pic of the camera location to show how far over. it was leaning to hit the camera. You can see the muffler above the camera
 

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That video provides some very good info. Any chance you could mount the camera in the rear and take a ride showing the tread as it contacts the road?
 

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That sidewall view just impresses me with how well the Goldwing's suspension system works.

They didn't get the name "Road Sofa" for nothing.
 

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pwhoever wrote:
That video provides some very good info. Any chance you could mount the camera in the rear and take a ride showing the tread as it contacts the road?
I believe That has already been done ( Wexy doin' it)
 

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Great video. I have the same tire. I have 13,000 on my tire and still have over 60% of my tread life left. I might do another one but I am considering a ROF tire.
 

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You are a little low in that tire's PSI, I would say, Bob. I ran mine @ 48 and it wore pretty evenly.



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I'm sure Rudy has a still shot of my tire somewhere, but you can see it here in this video, when we discovered that the bolt I 'thought' I picked up along my travels, was actually embedded into the tire during it's manufacturing process.
 

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Dusty Boots wrote:
You are a little low in that tire's PSI, I would say, Bob. I ran mine @ 48 and it wore pretty evenly
Could be Ken, (but I didn't have to accommodate a bolt) :?- @ 41 psi (tire recommendation) I'm not real disappointed, I"ll play with the next one, on my skid pad I run "Max" pressure as I do in all my tires, considering this is carrying less weight than it would on a car and much of my mileage ( km's) is 2 up pulling a trailer I'll increase & see what I think ............. :action::action::action:
 
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