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Have you tried AVON tires? Search AVONtyresUSA.com (yes tires with a "Y") call the 1-800 & ask the tech rep which tire your should use. Dennis Kirk always has good prices. I've always had great luck with them. great mileage, ride wet - dry handling, great tire. Use 1oz beads in the front, 2oz beads in the rear, smooth as silk @ 100+mph.

How about AMSOIL MC oil & filter? You can go twice as long between changes. Runs cooler, better mpg, less wear than other oils. Been using it in everything I own, since the mid 1980's. Never a oil related problem....just sayin'
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I am lucky if I get 8,000 miles from the rear tire, front not much better.
I don't ride like an old fart or a racer. I think it is the road surfaces.
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In 100,000 miles? Do you mean you only inspected (and possibly adjusted) twice, or that you inspected more times than that but only had to make an adjustment two times?
I have to look at the log book again but if memory serves me right, I did 4 inspections and twice I found valves out of spec. This last one had two exhaust (one for each cylinder) that were tight.

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Have you tried AVON tires? Search AVONtyresUSA.com (yes tires with a "Y") call the 1-800 & ask the tech rep which tire your should use. Dennis Kirk always has good prices. I've always had great luck with them. great mileage, ride wet - dry handling, great tire. Use 1oz beads in the front, 2oz beads in the rear, smooth as silk @ 100+mph.

How about AMSOIL MC oil & filter? You can go twice as long between changes. Runs cooler, better mpg, less wear than other oils. Been using it in everything I own, since the mid 1980's. Never a oil related problem....just sayin'
Thanks for the suggestions!
Actually I have installed Avons on her bike and they are great! She likes the Michelin PR4 better for rain and corners. We have been getting some pretty good mileage on these based on the kind of riding we do (ignoring her typo in the original post). We eat up a lot of road miles on all types of roads.
I do use beads in all our bikes and believe in them. They work!

As far as oil goes, I could go longer between changes but have always felt better changing between 3k and 5k miles. I use Mobile 1 Racing 4T in all bikes. The Amsoil is good too but I'm getting high mileage on my bikes and no problems so far. We are spontaneous travelers and never know where we might end up. I hate changing oil on the road in a Advance Auto parking lot!
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I am lucky if I get 8,000 miles from the rear tire, front not much better.
I don't ride like an old fart or a racer. I think it is the road surfaces.
Type of tire, road surface, rider weight, style of riding, balanced wheels. Lot's of factors affect wear. I would think you should get more than 8,000 miles though.

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good afternoon....''I do use beads in all our bikes and believe in them. They work!'' where do you purchase these beads and what is the installation process?...i lost a stick on weight and was fortuate to notice it on the floor...taped it back on but like he concept of beads....put them in and forget about 'em....thanks
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Some have been using sand in truck tires for years and swear by it. I would think beads would be better.
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Question for the ones using beads. Yall haven't had any problems with tires staying balanced? The reason I'm asking I put some in the front tire just before we rode out to Florida a few years back and sometimes it was smooth as glass and sometimes it beat me to death. Tire was Dunlop American Elite it was bouncing so bad it cupped the tire slightly had the beads removed before coming home and spin balanced. Have any of yall experienced this. It was bad enough at times my wife was asking what was wrong. We were on our Harley Ultra. 🤔 I did alot of research before putting them in and I didn't find any negative.

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good afternoon....''I do use beads in all our bikes and believe in them. They work!'' where do you purchase these beads and what is the installation process?...i lost a stick on weight and was fortuate to notice it on the floor...taped it back on but like he concept of beads....put them in and forget about 'em....thanks
Just look up eztirebeads on the internet. I use 2oz in rear and 1oz in front. The newer tire manufacturing process is pretty good and most tires are well balanced. If you tire has a white or yellow dot on the side of it just line that up with the valve stem. To install them, you add the beads to a plastic bottle that comes in the box and before putting the valve stem in you squeeze the beads into the tire. Very simple actually!
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Some have been using sand in truck tires for years and swear by it. I would think beads would be better.
I read that somewhere! I haven't tried it but it sounds logical.

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