Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Orleans Metro
I see it 1st hand all the times, by friends too. Some of them have been riding all their lives, some just bought a bike recently. Not too much difference between those who really think they have a bike for “freedom,” nice to ride around, and thinking it will take care of itself. No chain maintenance, the newer guys, when I ask them when they checked last their tires, can’t even tell me when.
I personally found the rear tire on my friend’s bike at 11! PSI AND CRACKED ALL THE WAY AROUND BOTH SIDES, when I had it for a month or so at my house. He was oblivious to it and was riding as usual. At 90-100mi highway speeds.
They make fun of me being anal, maintaining my vehicles. Well, I’m not the one driving vehicles looking like sh1t!
You see it all the time... they will look for the cheapest parts, tires included, as if this is not the only thing keeping you up. And as if there are not good choices reasonably priced. But no, let me get the cheapest one I can find, on a 100plus HP bike, to save 20 bucks. And not maintain it on top.
Speaking of tires. The Dunlop GPR300 that come on several KAWAS are freaking great, and can, both front and rear, be had new for around 150-160! So no excuses.
-2013 Triumph Street Triple R
-2018 Triumph Tiger XRx
-2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe
Last edited by Evangelos k; 06-13-2019 at 11:45 PM.