Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Jaynes Station, AZ
~50,500 11 Mar 2011
Estimated mileage on previous G709 ~14.5k
I took this tire down to about as low as I could get one - relatively safely. It seems right close to 13k will be a standard useage on a G709 tire for me.
~54,100 30 May 2011
New Pirelli (CT#3) installed; estimated mileage on previous Pirelli ~ 11k
Yes, a bit of tread remains; good to maintain a tire that has a little life remaining in the event of a need for some quick tread on short notice
~63,600 30 Dec 2011
Mileage on previous G709 13.1k (at wear bars)
~63,600 30 Dec 2011
Front forks serviced, new seals & bushings; front brake pads replaced same date.
Prior fork service & rebuild was done with ~33k on the odometer in April, 2010
New Michelin Alpin ZP installed (CT#4)
Mileage on previous Pirelli ~ 13.4k.
Tire was on the wear bars for the last ~500 or so; would not have wanted to be on a wet road.
~76,900 G709 3/26/13
Brake pads ~30% life remaining on the front.
A little over 9000 miles for the last 12 months? Too much work, not enough riding. Probably have 4k - 5k remaining on the Alpin, which will put me late summer for a replacement.
New spring on '12 Trike Takeoff shock
Clutch/brake fluid service
Rear Brakes (only) - front still has ~40% remaining
DV Pre-Trip Check/service
Oil & filter (1 year - 8k in miles - since last service)
Coolant flush/replacement - this should fix overheating issue - it was low
Rear tire - 3/32 - 4/32 remaining - good for DV '14 trip.
New Michelin Alpin ZP installed (CT#5)
Mileage on previous Michelin 19800 miles
I can see the front tire will be needing replacement in about 3000 miles; the rear tire probably has 2.5/32 remaining, but I'd rather change a tire when it's 70 out, rather than three or four months from now when it's 105 out.
New Bridgestone G709
Mileage on previous Bridgestone 11230 miles
New Front Brake pads - previous had ~20% of life remaining - one of those "I'm here do it!" jobs! ~20,600 miles used; might have had another 5k; they're in the tool box!
Repair two broken tabs - aft Front Fender...left side. The joys of ABS plastic and acetone!