Anyone noticed a lot of heat build-up in the rear tire.
Was out riding today, not at high speeds and the rear tire and wheel felt
very hot to me. It was 30 C [about 86 F] with high humidity. Pressure was
good so I put it down to the engine being right in front of the rear wheel.
PS at 12k kilometrs this tire is toast. Doesn't seem like much but they are cheap
Bobb, you said the tire pressure was good. Was that at at the end of the ride when the tire was hot? You need to check the pressure first thing in the morning when it is cold. You will find a significantly lower pressure when the tire is cold.
Running on low pressure means the tire flexes more, heats more, and wears faster.
At 4500 mi., my IRC tyres were wearing fairly poorly, and I did not have enough confidence in them to hold up to a 2k mi. tour, so i put a set of Avons on, which, in the brief time I rode them, seemed like a very nice tyre indeed.
The '06 has Dunlops, and I'm hoping for better wear.