Jan 20th 2013, 12:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
From: Round the World on an 1199
Originally Posted by Gunny Fitz
Love Newport Beach but ya think due to your location it may be higher in labor rate than other venues? I usually get a decent price break but a valve job is a valve job I guess! Damn dude, 15k on that bike is outstanding! Long way off. How many sets of tires you been thru btw? All Pirelli?
Proud of ya brother!
Definitely. LA, NY, SF Bay--all the rates are going to be higher due to operating costs being higher. But still--16 hours is still not cheap (unless you live in Gran Canaria!)!
Went through two complete sets of tires--all Dragon Supercorsas. Due to the fact that most of my miles were just out on the open road with very little stopping / starting, the wear was a lot less than one would expect. Flat spots in the tire were minimal, too, and both times I replaced the tires they still had a little life in 'em (Ducati of Minneapolis actually gave me a free rear in support of my adventure). Pirelli has done an excellent job with the center / side compounds, creating very even wear and handled the rain, gravel, sand, sustained high speeds and everything else I threw at 'em.