Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2016 Thruxton R
Join Date: Oct 2013
Other Motorcycle: 1998 Thunderbird sport
Extra Motorcycle: 2007 T100
BOLLOCK 82,not sure who your question was directed at,but as far as I can see,I am the only one who also bought Dunlops,so I assume it was me.
I figured that the tyre has quite a bit of rubber at that particular point,and inspected it closely to ensure that there was no metal or canvas poking through.Then I put the bike on the paddock stand,put it in first gear,let the tyre spin,and attacked the edge with a rasp to make a bit more clearance.For good measure,and to try to balance the wheel,I then attacked the other side of the tyre.
Not long after,I was getting the bike serviced,and I pointed out to the service manager that they should not be selling these particular tyres for the Thruxton,and asked his opinion of my engineering feats.He said it was all good,and agreed with me that there is a lot of rubber at that point,and proceeded to show me a bike in the workshop that had been towing a trailer.The weight of the trailer had caused the triangular part of the trailer that fixes to the tow-ball to flex and scrape against the tyre,and had scraped much more rubber than my effort,and still no steel/canvas.
I have added probably another 4000 to 5000 kms,just keep a good eye on my tyre pressure,no issues at all.I am just about due for more tyres,certainly wont be going for the Dunlops again.