tires near the end_safe?
I searched so pardon if some of this has been covered but I didn't see a definitive answer so thought i'd post.
About to do a 500 mile round trip this weekend, mainly straights (from DC to Va Beach, VA).
My oem hi sports have 4600 miles on them (just got the bike a month ago with about 4000). Riding thus far has been fine, nothing screaming to me out of ordinary.
Doing spot checks and looks like most of my wear is in middle of tire, wear bars on 'sides' are not even close to showing.
The wear bars smack in the middle have a tiny tiny bit of tread before they are flush with the rest of tire. When I say tiny i'd say about the width of maybe 2 pieces of paper. The rear tire is also sort of flat in the middle probably from mainly straight riding.
I plan to replace these in the next week or but the question is, do you think it's safe for this road trip or should I scramble and replace them before the trip?
I'll try to post pics tomorrow.