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Sorry to ask this, but I've got the 06 stock tires, and can't for the life of me find wear bars. (No triangle guides on the side, from what I can tell, either) Since the center of the tread is solid, I can't watch for the depth of the groove in it, either.

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Where are the wear bars?

There's one on the corner of Hastings and Prince Edward but the entertainment sucks and the beer prices are way too high :ale: :crylarf:
 

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Some are easier to find than others. It's a little booger in the center of some of the tread grooves. When the tread wears down to the bars, the booger will be level with the outer skin and appear to segment the grooves.

Does that make sense?


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I'm familiar with normal wear bars on treads, but what's throwing me off is that the center of the tire is already treadless. (Maybe the mechanics wore it out already on the test rides ) :D
 

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Are you pulling my leg, Ron?
Metzeler Z6 tires and Pirelli Diablo Stradas have no tread in the middle... so you'd have to use your imagination.

... unless your other tires are worn to a complete flat space in the middle... then it's time for another tire, and intensive twisty-road study for you. ;)


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If I remember correctly, the wear bars on 20valves' tires are actually little metal cords that become visible after all the rubber is worn away.
Trainwreck has similar tires, too. :crylarf:
 

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Thanks for all the responses, though I guess I'm not sure what I'm looking for, though I'll keep an eye one 'em...

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Thanks!
 

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amain said:
If I remember correctly, the wear bars on 20valves' tires are actually little metal cords that become visible after all the rubber is worn away.
Trainwreck has similar tires, too. :crylarf:
Someday Arlen.... :lol:

Actually, that's what's under the wear bars, I was just curious.
 

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Ronald,
The rear Metzler Roadtec tyre is smooth on the centre, but lots of water grooves/slots on the sides of the tyres. Look at the very edge of the tyre and you will see in small writing "TWI" on about three points around the tyre. That is the position of the "tyre wear indicator" - and feel in the groove there and you will feel the little raised rubber part. So when the tyre wears down to 1 mm. goove depth the bar will be at the top of the tyre and it is time to change. Look on the front tyre for the TWI's and you will see the wear bars there easier.
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Ahhh, found it. It's pretty subtle. It looks like a very minor bulge in the bottom of the groove. Thanks!
 
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