Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New tires for Bonnie

I'm testing a new blogging program. So while this is going to be a small post it should lead the way to more posts from the road.

I've decided to take a rather long trip to California next week. As a result I was worried about the condition of my tires. Bonnie has 9906 miles and is still on her original set of wheels. The rear wheel shows quite a bit of wear along the center strip. I don't want to get caught in a rain storm and start to hydroplane due to poor water displacement.




So I stopped by my local Triumph dealership "Performance Cycle Center" of Tucson.



And they were able to hook me up with replacement Metzler MeZ 2's 130/80 R 17 in the rear and a
Metzler lasertec 100/90-19 up front.




It took about an hour and I was back on the road.

More posts to come!

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4 comments:

  1. Almost 10k miles out of a tire isn't too bad. Better safe than sorry. Enjoy your trip and keep the rubberside down.

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  2. It is nice that you can blog from your iphone while on the road. It will be good to follow your adventures.

    I haven't had time to catch up on everyone's blogs lately but I am hoping to with the cooler weather.

    Happy riding.

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  3. @SonjaM, Thanks! I was doubting myself on whether I really needed the front tire as well. But someone mentioned the fact that the Southwest will really dry out your tires, so I'm glad I did.

    @Trobairitz, I enjoyed your latest post on Triumphs for sale. If only I had a huge garage to buy them all:) Thanks for the comment!

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  4. You'll get another 6000 miles safely out of that rear tyre. Stop when there is a bald strip 3/4" wide round the centre. if it starts a slide you go onto a lean and the tread gets to work again. All our roads are macadamised bitumin though.I would not use it on a concrete highway.

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