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Old 21st April 2020
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Just shy of 7,000 on the rear. I put MT66 on both ends a few years back, and the front is still better than 50%. I could probably get a few more miles out of it, but for now I'll just keep it around for a spare.

Overall I'm pretty happy with the MT66, best tire for wet roads I've ever tried.
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Gotcha. I was just curious how it lasted for you. I liked the tire all around, just been trying to find one that worked as well as the Pirelli and lasted 10,000 miles.
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Update on this that I forgot to post. I got an unexpected evening at home at the end of April, so I borrowed a T50 from my brother so I could finish it up. Took her on a test run to see how it felt, and there's no rear brakes unless you push real hard on the pedal, and then the brakes doesn't release completely unless you undo the bleeder screw and push the pads away from the rotor. Forum search reveals a mess load of trouble with '05 rear brakes, so I ordered a master cylinder rebuild kit and caliper seals and piston from Ronnie's HD online store, they should be there waiting for me when I get home again. Probably a good idea, since the previous owner never mentioned anything about doing the brakes when I got the bike. I'm betting that big curve in the rear brake line is going to make it a chore to bleed, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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Look'n good!

Watch out for gravel on those fun mountain roads... I saw someone go down low-speed west of Golden last weekend when pulling up to a stoplight at us6/118 to Blackhawk.
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