My Moto Hobo life

Ishrub

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3. Fighting an internal struggle as to whether to replace the rear Raptor (see #2 above).
- I’m at 23,000 miles for $93 but always get over 25,000 miles on them. That’s a lot of rubber trees that could be saved by waiting a month!!🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

Your nuts and not doing your Math.
Hassle /expense to remove rear wheel and tire even 5,000 miles later is much greater than the measley 'savings'.

$93/28 x 23 = $76.39 used
So just $16.61 of potential rubber left 'wasted' and done while you have the wheel off already anyway. No Brainer, cheapskate! ;) 🤔😁
 

tribal

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Your nuts and not doing your Math.
Hassle /expense to remove rear wheel and tire even 5,000 miles later is much greater than the measley 'savings'.

$93/28 x 23 = $76.39 used
So just $16.61 of potential rubber left 'wasted' and done while you have the wheel off already anyway. No Brainer, cheapskate! ;) 🤔😁

Now who in their right mind would would
toss out this perfectly good tire?

Aside from the fact that it has reached the wear marks and wouldnt pass DMV inspection it is in the prime of its life.

(Shhh, a secret scoop is that DS tires perform better their LAST 10,000 miles than their FIRST 10,000 miles IMHO!!!).

We’ve been together for over a year now and shared many experiences over those 23,000 wonderful miles - including many rides with some of you fine folks!

She has toted my fat arse from NY to RAA West 2019 in Texas, to Daytona Beach FL Octoberfest Bike Week, to Key West Fantasy Fest on my birthday, back to Daytona for Bike Week 2020, helped me outrun CV-19 from Florida over to MS & up the Natchez Parkway, over to TN/NC to ride the Cherohala, Dragon, Foothills and then north to New York, down to WV for RAA East plus an encore WV trip, and then 3/4 the way across America over the Rocky Mountains and delivering me safely to TURBO’s shop in southern Arizona.

How can one turn their back on such a devoted & loyal compadre and not let them burn off their remaining tread-life out on the open road?



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Ishrub

Retired and loving it!
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(Shhh, a secret scoop is that DS tires perform better their LAST 10,000 miles than their FIRST 10,000 miles IMHO!!!).
That is because they become more like a motorcycle tire as the corners wear down! ;) 🤔🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

How can one turn their back on such a devoted & loyal compadre and not let them burn off their remaining tread-life out on the open road?

It has a bloody nail head dead center tread too! No need to turn your back, funeral services fulfilling your wishes can easily be arranged!
Street $20, open-road and vistas extra! ;) :whitstling:
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Rocket Scientist

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tribal

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Fairport, New York USA
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2005 Rocket III & 2015 Rocket III Roadster
HHHEEELLLPPP MMMEEE PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!!!!

Herman is abusing me as if i were in a Siberian gulag! No breaks, no water or food, no chit chat, no visitors, yelling at me and no assistance on the task list!

Just kidding of course!!
We made excellent progress today and he was multitasking bewteen the tear down, correcting my clutch cable, and diagnosing my running light electrical issue. Oh, and running his business too!!!!

Todays accomplishments:

0. Washed bike
1. Positioned bike under hoist area and Blocked motor
2. Removed Belly Pan
3. Drained Radiator
4. Removed water pump
5. Removed LED running lights and Denali air horn
6. Removed radiator shrouds and grill
7. Removed rear foot pegs
8. Removed trailer hitch
9. Removed muffler
10. Removed Rivco flange covers and header
11. Removed crash bars and replaced front engine mounting bolt
12. Removed Rivco side frame covers and plastic side fillers
13. Removed left/right side covers
14. Detached shift linkage and removed left footrail
15. Detached rear brake line and removed right footrail
16. Drained engine oil
17. Improved clutch arm and cable adjustment then removed cable
18. Troubleshooting and design of workaround to non-functioning running lights
19. Researched age of the new front tire. Michelin Road 5 was manufactured in August 2018. Non-plused about that...
20. Received Triumph engine rear gasket
21. Received replacement Kellerman left blinker

Yesterday Herman fabricated a new license plate bracket and we worked on fixing the bad blinker to use as a spare.
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