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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Tire Blowout at 17,000 miles

I just had my Spyder RT in to my local Cam-Am dealer for a complete check before going on a 2,000 mile trip. The shop said the rear tire was down to the first wear mark, but should OK for the trip. I had 17,000 miles on the original tires. They did say it was unusual to get that many miles on the rear tire. 60 miles into the trip, I had a major blowout of the rear tire. It wasn't fun managing it to the side berm going 70 mph, but we made it safely.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 12:43 PM
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Which just goes to prove the importance of keeping good tires on your ride.

How old is your Spyder ?
Mileage is not the only indicator that they might need to be changed.

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My Can-am is a 2012. I should have had the tire changed. A 7 year old tire with 17,000 miles is obviously pushing it. Lesson learned.
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My Can-am is a 2012. I should have had the tire changed. A 7 year old tire with 17,000 miles is obviously pushing it. Lesson learned.
Good that the result wasn't any worse.

Hope others will benefit from your experience.

I have never run a motorcycle tire more than 5 years.......but most of them have been worn out by then too.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2019, 07:22 PM
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I'm new to Can Ams also. But what i have heard so far is that Fenza tires will take you about 10,000 miles b 4 change.
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I'm new to Can Ams also. But what i have heard so far is that Fenza tires will take you about 10,000 miles b 4 change.
What is a "Fenza" tire ?
I just did a Google search and it found NOTHING resembling a tire.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-02-2019, 05:39 PM
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Try Khumo Ecsta AST. Have routinely gotten 22-24,000 on them. 17,000 is probably top end on the originals (I got 16 on each of two RTs), but as already mentioned in this string age is a major factor, also. As are your riding habits.
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