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post #131 of 139 Old 06-12-2017, 07:07 PM
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I just put a set of RS III's on. Only a few hundred miles so far, all city/freeway traffic. Am planning a weekend ride in a couple of weeks that will include road that will be more fun and give me a better idea about the tires. So far I like them, no complaints.
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It is a resurrection , but now I have 10k Km on my R III's. They still look good to me, but I would like to know what is the max I should take them to. based on your experiences? Or should I just go and put new ones on? They cost me about 500 USD for both, so... Any advice appreciated.
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It is a resurrection , but now I have 10k Km on my R III's. They still look good to me, but I would like to know what is the max I should take them to. based on your experiences? Or should I just go and put new ones on? They cost me about 500 USD for both, so... Any advice appreciated.
If your just riding back and forth to work or 50-100 mile runs for fun I would keep them on. If your getting ready for a trip replace them.
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It is a resurrection , but now I have 10k Km on my R III's. They still look good to me, but I would like to know what is the max I should take them to. based on your experiences? Or should I just go and put new ones on? They cost me about 500 USD for both, so... Any advice appreciated.
You're asking a question that no one can answer. When the tread is gone you replace the tire. Unless, as Rick points out, you're planning on an extended trip.

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It's within the realm of possibility.

I mean, technically, it's my opinion that tires could be made identically anywhere on the globe... if desired. Generally speaking, however, it's a function of the marketing teams within big OEM's to create the framework around product development... they are the ones who study markets and create bullet points of desired characteristics and determine what features would be competitive.

So... if the marketing teams find traits that they think will give them an edge, differentiated by region or whatever else... such things would certainly be on the table.
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You're asking a question that no one can answer. When the tread is gone you replace the tire. Unless, as Rick points out, you're planning on an extended trip.

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Hi Duane. Thanks.
I rephrase: what is the max you guys took out of RIII's, before replacing, just so I have some idea? My concern is that they look good for at least another 4k km's, but I have never took any tires to that much before.
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@Bobi , I got 8,000 miles out a set last summer. About 2/3 of the miles were during an extended road-trip 2-up. Riding alone I would expect at least 9,000 miles out of a set.

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Using a tire depth gauge helps determine how much wear and distance a person can expect from their tires. I measure the depth when any given tire is new and keep an eye on it as I put the miles on. For me personally, I have found I use roughly 1/32nd of an inch per thousand miles (rear tire) when measuring the center most grooves. But, road surfaces, temperatures, speed, rate of acceleration and packed weight all get factored in to help make it really hard to guesstimate tire life. I'm learning to trust the hmmm factor. When I'm getting ready to go on a trip of X amount of miles and the tread depth makes me go hmmmm, future inconvenient, out in the middle of nowhere tire swaps are lurking. Feel the hum.

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Duane, thanks.
KCMO Steve, that is exactly my problem- I do not go hmmm when I look at the tires , or ride on them, but when I look at the odometer, my brain goes to hmmm zone...Anyway, thanks guys, I will try my luck, as I am not sure how much I will ride this summer, and hope not to learn answer to this the hard way. Thank you
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