OK guys, got a delima I can't see to figure out.
I've been riding for 35 years so by no means do I consider myself a newbie or a rookie. But when it comes to getting miles out of a tire (front or rear) I guess I am a rookie......
Throughout this forum, and others, I read where people state they get 10k, 11k, or more, out of a rear tire. And it doesnt seem to be brand specific - folks generally relate this to all makes.
What am I doing wrong? Throughout my experiences with now two different Wee's, as well as a couple of crotch rockets, a BMW, and even a pair of Harleys, I have never, I repeat, never, gotten more than 4k to 5k out of a rear tire..... period.
I am religious about maintaining proper air pressure, I do ride a little fast I guess (love the twisties) but not excessively. I live\ride mostly in South Texas where our summer temps generally stay in the 90's to 100's so yea, the road surfaces are hot. And those surfaces run the typical range - grooved concrete, old chunked asphalt, new blacktop, etc. And I rarely venture off-road with the Vee (got a dirt bike for that fix) and I don't overload my Wee - heck I dont even run with the panniers normally unless I'm on a trip. Lastly, I weigh 170 lbs and I never ride 2-up (the wife dosen't participate in my obsession), so what gives????
Do you 10k guys only ride in the rain, and\or on cold days?
Any thoughts, suggestions??