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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-05-2019, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Average tyre life?

Hi all,

Iím sorry to raise what Iím confident has already been covered... I ran a search but I wasnít able to find the thread?!

In any case... I have a Bobber Black which has covered just over 4000 miles. The tyres still look to have plenty of meat on them but I thought I remembered reading that many of you donít get this many miles out of a pair.

Whatís the average mileage you guys are seeing and whatís your general ridding style... slow and easy or ride it like you stole it?

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks for all your help fellaís... greatly appreciated

Iíve found out else where now so if the admin wouldnít mind deleting this post Iíd be grateful
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Iíve got just north of 8K miles and looks like I will get a few more. Then I think Iíll go whitewalls.
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Iíve got just north of 8K miles and looks like I will get a few more. Then I think Iíll go whitewalls.
I changed to a set of whitewalls. I love them. I kept the original tires just in case.

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The only problem with white walls is that if you like them white, be prepared to work to keep them that way. Keeping the rear tire bright white is one of the highest maintenance items on my bike. Exhaust mostly and general road film take their toll on the white wall, and I canít stand to have them dirty. Anyone with chain oilers or chain lube lovers will wreak havoc on the white wall also.

I love the look and will not go any other way on this bike, but they do take work to keep them white and bright.
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The only problem with white walls is that if you like them white, be prepared to work to keep them that way. Keeping the rear tire bright white is one of the highest maintenance items on my bike. Exhaust mostly and general road film take their toll on the white wall, and I canít stand to have them dirty. Anyone with chain oilers or chain lube lovers will wreak havoc on the white wall also.

I love the look and will not go any other way on this bike, but they do take work to keep them white and bright.
What is your regimen for keeping them looking good. Any tips, secret sauce, nuggets of wisdom appreciated! I am going to WW tires next. Love the look on these bikes.
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For any chain fling, it can take a solvent on a rag to remove spots. For the general sidewall and whitewall, I use Wesleyís Bleach White whitewall cleaner. It is good at removing the road grime and exhaust soot that quickly dulls the white wall. Having a paddock stand is a must.
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Toothpaste works a treat on whitewalls too.
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Toothpaste works a treat on whitewalls too.
Now that is something I would never have thought of!

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Now that is something I would never have thought of!
Tooth paste also works as a polish to remove scratches and scuffs on painted surfaces that are clearcoated. I keep a tube of colgate whitening toothpaste on my work bench and have used it several times on my cars...
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