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Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 02/12/13
04:55 PM

A touring bike where the rear tire lasts a mere 5000 miles?

A slip on costs 2500 bucks.

It goes through a set of rear brake pads in 5000 miles.

Oh yeah it cost 25,000 dollars.

Ladies and gentlemen, the BMW K1600GTL.

Has the (motorcycling) world gone mad? Confused  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1053 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 02/15/13
04:30 PM

Mad Money!   It is kind of odd that bike tires don't last a little longer.  I rarely get 10,000 miles on a tire.  Usually between 5 and 10 K.  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 02/15/13
05:52 PM

I get about 5 k on the Yamaha scooter, but they are 25 bucks apiece.
12K with the Volusia, but I ride it like a little old lady, I guess. lol.

But still, you'd think a "touring bike" would do better, and the overall cost of maintenance...I'd rather tour on a 250cc two stroke from the 70's! Smile It would be more fun and interesting.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1053 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 02/16/13
09:48 AM

Smell better too.  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 02/16/13
01:37 PM

Plus you'd see more than the wondrous sights of the interstate.