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Carlotto
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PostSubject: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:34 am

Commuting is tough on my tires even the multi-compound type like the Metzlers I run.  I still end up with a pronounced flat spot after 9,000 miles.

So being a cheap son-of-a-gun I broke out the one handed surefoam rasp, put the GRiSO up on the center stand, started the GRiSO, put it in first and proceeded to flatten out the "shoulders".  

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Fifteen minutes later the shoulders are gone and my Metzlers are good for another 2-3,000 miles.

Just being ghetto
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:50 am

really???????
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Don Abbondio
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:45 am

'kinell I'd be made up getting anywhere near 9k out of a back tyre, never mind shaving its bollox albino
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:39 am

9000 miles that's at least two tyres for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:00 pm

Increased tire life by shaving rubber off? scratch

What is this upside down world we live in???

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Fra Cristoforo
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:25 pm

Tharts nor how yu make poorridge!

I shave my tyre the lazy arse way, just ride around lots more corners.
Then when the sides are all gone, do a massive burnout. geek
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Carlotto
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:40 pm

Not many curves on my last trip

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When you live in a state that is 840 miles long you get used to looooong straights.
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Don Abbondio
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:44 pm

rev limiter in top gear would be a possibility on that straight - should be able to see wallopers too!
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:38 pm

Move house .................... to a state with more mountains, or buy a hardly rideable.
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Grignapoco
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:08 pm

Hey,not-fishing, where is that stretch of road? I'm going to get down to ride that way someyear

and I would love to know where the 'salt flats' of California are!
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:04 pm

not-fishing wrote:
Not many curves on my last trip

When you live in a state that is 840 miles long you get used to looooong straights.

Poppycock!!!

There are metric shit tons of curves just around Folsom and Auburn let alone Tahoe, and all the stuff up Highway 49...

Stay off of I-5 for chrissakes!

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Grisonut
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:36 pm

Getting 2 to 3 more thousand miles on your tire by taking away more material?
Riiiiiiiiiiiight, I'm sold on that!
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:47 pm

only 840 miles... thats less than half way up the Queensland coast!
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:13 pm

840 miles will also get you to the South Australian border, heading west from Brisbane.
Heading east from Perth to the other South Australian border is over 1100 miles, the longest single straight along the Nullabor Plain is 90 miles. Null & Bor are apt descriptions, His Roperness just experienced that.
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Don Abbondio
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:49 am

Mind you, 700 miles will get you around Tassie...
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:11 am

I trim me eyebrows,nasal hair, and ear hair [Cos I am 51 and stuff grows in all directions],,.........not getting a calling to do me tyres yet though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:49 pm

I'm with you Ian. When my tyre (s) are worn, I put new shoes on the old girl.
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:53 pm

New Shoes?
Now how could the misses complain about that?
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Don Abbondio
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:55 am

Didn't realise that the Romans built roads in the States and Oz cherry
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Carlotto
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:18 pm

Daves-i-Know wrote:
Hey,not-fishing, where is that stretch of road? I'm going to get down to ride that way someyear

and I would love to know where the 'salt flats' of California are!

Not in California, actually it is in Nevada.  I went to a little Guzzi Rally there and was the only GRiSO.

Of course if you visit the Desert around 29 Stumps where my boy was stationed you can find lots of long straight roads.  Just make sure you bring plenty of water and watch your gas.  It's a long way between fill-ups out there.

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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:41 am

Blue wrote:
I trim me eyebrows,nasal hair, and ear hair [Cos I am 51 and stuff grows in all directions],,.........not getting a calling to do me tyres yet though. Smile

I've taken to weaving my navel lint into dental floss, now that has to be good for the environs tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:21 pm

waterbottle wrote:


I've taken to weaving my navel lint into dental floss, now that has to be good for the environs tongue



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PostSubject: Re: Being environmentally frugal on tires - shaving   Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:55 pm

Too much Captain Morgan Ron?
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