are you still on your original rear tyre?
Congratulations on your epic mileage Singh. But 17,000 miles on the same rear tyre? It must be down to the canvas!Is there any minimum tyre tread legislation in USA? I know a lot of you colonial riders have a penchant for riding on suicidally knackered tyres, then I remember a lot of you poor souls live in places where there just aren't any curves or corners, so I guess it doesn't matter....
But 17,000 miles on the same rear tyre? It must be down to the canvas!
I get about 3,500 miles from a rear AM26 Roadrider. They're soft, but they stick to the road like sh*t to a blanket, wet or dry and at any angle. I'd rather pay the extra..
Here is a rear/side view, photo taken exactly 2 weeks ago. The rear tyre has tread - what do you think ? It is an Engilsh made !
It surprises me that your silencer looks like new. I have seen bikes with a lot less miles that have a cooked muffler. Bike looks to be well cared for and I know it is.
Would a leaner mixture lead to more "cooking"? When I had mine dyno'd it was rich across the spectrum and after 3k miles there is just the slightest hue on the OEM torpedo. Witness the opposite on Dirk's new B5 that was "broken in" on the programmed dyno for 50 miles. The shop needs to rethink this type of break in, methinks.
That pipe looks like it has been MIGHTY hot!So has that bike been "broken in" by some quick fix strap-it-to-a-machine method or something?Bonkers! Why? It's such a pleasure breaking in a Royal Enfield on the road over a few weeks. They love it. You feel em gradually let go and loosen up.That poor burnt bike is gonna get you back for that kind of treatment.......