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post #1 of 11 Old 11-08-2016, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Tire mileage

I've got 6k on the original battle wings. Im goin on a 2600 mile trip. Im wondering if i should put new tires first.
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-08-2016, 10:05 AM
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I think in 2600 miles you will have gotten every mile out of those skins they had to give.
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I would probably swap out the rear at least. The front will last a while longer, then you don't have to worry about a puncture from a small item or losing grip in rain or wet leaves.
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Yup agree with Bugsy, mount up a new rear "A40" it is the new Battlewing replacement.

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I'v never gotten anywhere neat 8600 on a rear stocker. 7000 max. Maybe 14000 on a front.
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blasphemy, talking about tires outside the tire forum

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My feeling is that anytime that you're questioning if you should go a new tire or not, the answer is always yes. I would change the rear and have a worry free trip.
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-11-2016, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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I did. That thing was pain to get on.
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I did. That thing was pain to get on.
You put same type on? I was impressed with the Battle Wings, but switched to TKC70's for a bit more offroad ability.
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Yes. I like the battle wings for the street. Thought about a shinko since I'm takin hwy 10 all the way to LA, but the BW502 will still be good with a flat middle. Went and scrubbed it in today. One of my bubbies got a new FJ09 so we went on a little run.
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