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Went over 8,000 miles on the 888 today. Does not look to me like it has worn much....

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Do you know how much tread depth is left, and what it is new?


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Wow! You had to average over 333 mph to accomplish that feat, I had no idea a Voyager could go that fast........

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The tread depth varies from a little to a lot even new. I did not gauge it anywhere when new. It has deep tread design to almost no tread depth new.


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From pic, looks like varies from 1/8-1/4 along the edges. Are you using balancing beads, just wondering with the variances how well they ride as they wear.


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I am using beads for the first time both front and back, and I am not sure I care for them. At 85-100 mph I do not have a smooth ride like I am used to. I will go back to static weights next time I think. As fart as beads making the tire last longer... I am not sure I believe that theory to much. Tire wear varies between riders. Some guys can go a bazillion miles or so they claim, in these forums recently, I actually think they forgot to document a tire change or two, and some can only get a few thousand miles before the same tire is worn out on the same model scoot.

Don't ask which brand/kind or how many beads was put in as I do not know...

But I will be going back to a CT when the 888 wears out....

On my original stock tires I got less than 5000 miles before they completely bald and cord was showing on both tires.... A car tire went on then. When the 888 came out I wanted to try it, I am very pleased with it, but I am a CT person.

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Wow! You had to average over 333 mph to accomplish that feat, I had no idea a Voyager could go that fast........
Made me laff!!!

I think it's something that can only happen out in Texas, being such a large state they can hide those things from the rest of us.

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I am using the beads myself for the 1st time. I got about 6200 on my rear stock tire when it got to the wear bars, probably could have gone another 1-1.5k on it but dont like wearing them that low. Have my 1st CT on now and am undecided yet on staying with them. Had a Commander II on before this and changed it with decent tread left on it and will reinstall when the CT is done to finish it off. I have about 9k on it and about still have 4-5/32s left, wont be getting 20k on it I sure. I figure any tire I can get upto 20k on will do for me since that gives me a fresh tire every year and gives a chance to check out the bearings belt and such all at once every year and just enjoy riding more.

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I work with a guy that has a Phd in Logic. His wife sent him to the store for a loaf of bread. She told him if they had eggs to get a dozen. He came home with 12 loaves of bread....

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I work with a guy that has a Phd in Logic. His wife sent him to the store for a loaf of bread. She told him if they had eggs to get a dozen. He came home with 12 loaves of bread....
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