Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redneck Minnesota
yes, the torque rips the life out of the rear tire. i tried to control myself last year and got 8,000 out of the rear tire and 11,000 from the front. this year i said i would rather have more fun and i am sittin at 4000 mi and it is getting worn. (only did one brake stand so far). it is so easy to twist the throttle so you can enjoy that power pulling you thru the gears. i think you pay the price for this enjoyment and pay for it in rubber. i guess the alternative is to buy a weaker bike that wont wear the tire out. yeah right like that is going to happen. if the liners are the fastest big V-twin bikes on the market then you better get used to buying tires. the same thing happens to me with my 65 Malibu SS. the more i hop it up the faster the rear tires wear out. yet strangely i find this totally satisfying. Hmmmm go figure that out.