Did I buy the wrong bike? Worn out front tire..
Love my 15 FJR, Mostly short around the county or to town to fetch imaginary grocery trips and very little highway riding. I do ride very "spirited" and find the FJR compliant but a tad wollowy when pressed hard but I generally just press firmly. Lots of back KY country roads and some two up riding. Bike feels plenty sporty to me and I love having the storage, stability and weight for windy days. I know there are better handling bikes but its all relative to me. I get my kicks pressing bikes to the limit in the dirt where the risk reward ratio is more in line with sanity. Do a bit of racing, extreme enduro and such.
Here is the thing, front tire is wore right down to almost nothing sides and all. I have about 3400 miles on her now. Back tire is getting pretty thin I am guessing it is good for another 1000. Not complaining about the stock Battalax (sp) tires I just wonder if I should have gotten a lighter sport bike. Yes, tires are aired correctly, I just push the ole girl pretty hard. Most of my roads are very twisty or I go out of my way to take the twisty route. I have my suspicions that my next set of tires will be Pilot Road and I do not expect any better wear. I am just wondering if I am using the wrong tool for the job here. I don't mind ponying up for tires as my seat time on the FJR is way less dollars per hour than the woods bikes.
Perhaps I just need to buy the stuff to change tires myself and get em stack or so at a time. I do that with my woods bike tires. Between my Son's and I we go through 3 or 4 tires a month depending upon the race schedule. Just part of it I spose.
2015 FJR A
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