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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:13 am 
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Just a little question? I've had my pcx one year, its done 4300 miles, the rear tyre looks worn! It has the irc 90/100x14 tyre on it, it feels smooth nearly slick down the centre. Does this tyre need changing?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:34 am 
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Yes. Most of these rear tires will last 7000 miles. However, if you are heavy on the throttle they could wear out a lot sooner. There is a wear mark on the tires. You should change the tire when that mark is level with the remaining tread. If you can no longer see the wear mark, you are well past time to change it. Try a Michelin City Grip for your next tire. They wear longer and really hold the road.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:41 am 
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Probably am a little heavy on the throttle, expressways and country lanes to and from work, WAP!
Bill smiths here I come, stung again.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:50 am 
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Just booked in £75 ouch!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:05 am 
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Did you get the Michelin City Grips? I have them and really like the way the bike handles with them.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:28 am 
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Yes that's what they recommended :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:13 pm 
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I have to disagree with mel on the mileage. My stock IRC rear tire was bald at 3000 miles. I would consider my riding style normal or average. Changing the way you brake makes a big difference on the tires. I tended to favor the rear brake until i realized how bad it was wearing. Now that i favor the front brake the rear tire wears much less. Basically what i'm saying is your braking technique will effect tire wear much more than riding style.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Are stock IRC tires the same quality on all PCX scooters? We changed ours at 7,000 miles and the wear indicator still showed another 500 miles were left before we needed to change it. I have also read of others on this forum getting 6,000 miles on their rear tire, so I thought that we were normal.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:17 pm 
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cessna151 wrote:
Basically what i'm saying is your braking technique will effect tire wear much more than riding style.


Braking technique is a part of riding style.
You should aim not to use your brakes, read the road and control speed with the throttle.
Using the brakes just wastes fuel and wears out your tyres and brakes

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:26 pm 
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Don't use your brakes? Really? Riding around slow enough as to not have to use ur brakes is absolutely ridiculous. Tires and break pads are cheap.


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Yup. I'm at 10,000 miles before I stored the PCX for winter. Still have the original rear tire, I believe I can get another 2000 miles. And during this time, watching prices on the city grips. I'll have to change out both front and rear. I do not use the rear brake unless I need more braking than the front can provide.

I do not advocate this kind of riding style, but I do it so I don't have to change the rear drum brake, and get the most even wear on the tires.

Once a week I check all my rides tire pressure. And fill the PCX to the recommend F29/R36 PSI


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gn2 wrote:
cessna151 wrote:
Basically what i'm saying is your braking technique will effect tire wear much more than riding style.


Braking technique is a part of riding style.
You should aim not to use your brakes, read the road and control speed with the throttle.
Using the brakes just wastes fuel and wears out your tyres and brakes


I was told on the CBT that you should slow down using your brakes as I warning to the road users behind you that your slowing down. .

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:14 pm 
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scisor34 wrote:
Don't use your brakes? Really? Riding around slow enough as to not have to use ur brakes is absolutely ridiculous.


I didn't say that you shouldn't use them at all.
Read what I wrote again.
Have another go at trying to work it out.

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Alibally wrote:
I was told on the CBT that you should slow down using your brakes as I warning to the road users behind you that your slowing down. .


Indeed, also some people advocate giving the brake light a couple of flashes.
If you roll off the throttle gently and decelerate gradually people behind are much less likely to be caught out than if you brake hard.

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 Post subject: Re: rear tyre
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:29 pm 
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gn2 wrote:
Alibally wrote:
I was told on the CBT that you should slow down using your brakes as I warning to the road users behind you that your slowing down. .


Indeed, also some people advocate giving the brake light a couple of flashes.
If you roll off the throttle gently and decelerate gradually people behind are much less likely to be caught out than if you brake hard.
gn2 wrote:
cessna151 wrote:
Basically what i'm saying is your braking technique will effect tire wear much more than riding style.


Braking technique is a part of riding style.
You should aim not to use your brakes, read the road and control speed with the throttle.
Using the brakes just wastes fuel and wears out your tyres and brakes



I agree. And you are probably going faster by reading the road. Non of this stop and zoom off again nonsense. Keep to high average speeds.

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