Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Apopka Florida, a twist in the road just northwest of Orlando Florida My home for over 30 years
I have a friend with a Harley Bagger and his rear tire was in similar shape. Not wanting to spend the money he threw caution to the wind
and on the way home from work one day the rear tire went down on him mid corner. He said he could not feel anything wrong until the rear started to wiggle a little bit, Less than 2 minutes later it was on the rim
Right as he entered the curve. The bike went wide (little control)
Almost high sided, Ran over the curb and was barely able to stop just
before the speed sign. Damaged the rear rim, he was shook up.
All toll it cost him a New tire and used rim. $225 for the tire and $75 for the rim. So a $300 dollar lesson that almost got him but good.
He said he never will run tires like that again. I don't blame him.
When I bought my 650 both tires were good brand name , near new and that fact alone was one of the reasons I purchased it.
Learn to read the tire date codes, These can tell a lot more of the story rather than looks or tread.
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals
Last edited by RestoRider00; 04-03-2015 at 12:09 PM.