My Speedometer has a trip meter (manual turn-knob style) and I use THAT as my "gas gauge."Tire pressure, oil, gas (no gauge so I write my mileage down when I fill up on my gas receipt and put that in my glove ..................
I'd like to explore this a little bit, because I put perhaps more miles on my bike than a "weekend warrior" would; but less than someone doing "cross-country" traveling....................... we go through a couple sets of tires a year on each bike................
I"ll look it over. Thanks. I've been looking at the "Campbell/Hausfeld" 3 gallon models, (150 PSI) and such, on YouTube.My brother picked one up from Lowes to carry around in his truck when he's off road. Plugs into the 12 volt car outlet. Works pretty nice actually. Think he said near $20...
Found one at walmart but not able to post links yet. Just google AAA 300psi Air Compressor and you'll find it. I've used it many times to inflate my car/lawn mower tires. works every time.
For several years we have ridden in the local "Most miles rode" contests, we each finished 2nd or 3rd with me letting her edge me out her first year of riding. The wife and I each put about 20,000 miles a year on bikes. We ride heavier bikes that go through tires a lot faster too. Yesterday we just went for a 250 mile ride to get lunch, had to quit early because of rain. Today we have no agenda, but the bikes are getting out. I bought my Victory about three weeks ago and have put a little over 2,000 miles on it already. I just traded in an M109 I had for 18 months with over 20,000 miles on it, and sold the Vulcan with 40,000 miles on it. The wife has had her Raider a year now and has 14,000 miles on it, but she had some surgery done and couldn't ride for a couple months.I'd like to explore this a little bit, because I put perhaps more miles on my bike than a "weekend warrior" would; but less than someone doing "cross-country" traveling.
That said, I buy a set of tires, and hope they last me (if I buy a decent brand with a "decent" tread wear rating) at LEAST two or more seasons.
What is it that you are doing with your bikes, that requires multiple new tires each YEAR? Dirt Track racing or something like that?
Question: "NE" (location) = Nebraska?.................I ride all year round, as long as there isn't any snow or ice on the road. Been doing it now for 45 years................
NebraskaQuestion: "NE" (location) = Nebraska?
Response: I would have assumed, based on the number of miles you travel on your bike each year, that you were retired at this point, yes?
I suppose I would also put more miles on my bike, once "retirement" comes (in about 10 years).
Here in CT (Connecticut) there is lots of snow and ice, as you might imagine, in the Winter months. I could ride on some days of course, when the roads are dry, and theirs no precipitation coming down, and I may from time to time.
You'd be a great source for tire dependability/reliability/price info.!
Yep me too (born in "57").Nebraska
I wish I was retired, won't happen for another 12 years. Guessing I'm the same age you are, born in 57. We do live in the country and for each of us 200 miles a week is just to work and back, she works west of here and I work east of here.
I ride my bike like other people drive their cage, it's the form of transportation I use unless I need to carry something I can't get on a bike. I have carried 100 pounds of chicken feed on the back seat of my Honda 360 before for 25 miles, that is not something I would normally do, and surely looked 3rd world, but it would have meant another trip back to town if I didn't.
When I do retire, I will probably buy something like a Can-Am with a trailer and sell the farm, then I will just travel and spend my nights in hotels.