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First of all i I have bushtec quantum trailer and absolutely love it. It pulls flawless. My only complaint is i only got 14000km which is about 9200 miles on the tires and they are shot. I have tread showing all the way around.
Since I live in Canada I was wondering if anybody has any other options which are available in Canada.
They are Kendra 3.00 X 16 and are suppose to be 6ply.
I think a metric conversion would be a 120/80 X 16.
By the time I got tires shipped from bushtec in the states I would have about $240 for 2 tires plus any possible duty on the shipment.


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Well I've been doing a little more investigating into tires. I have found Shinko 712 120/80-16. They are rated for 130mph highway speeds which is more than enough. Reviews are they are had to install due to hard sidewall which I also think is good. Price is $79.99 Can. Shipped.
It's more of a motorcycle tread than bushtec knobby style. I would think that the motorcycle tread would last longer due to the more tread contacting at any given time. Anybody have any comments.
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9,000 miles on tires that are not driven and do not have brakes????
That's awful!!!
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That's exactly what I thought.
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rmoss wrote: Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:23 pmI would think that the motorcycle tread would last longer due to the more tread contacting at any given time. Anybody have any comments.
Are you sure about this? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

A car like tire should be better for a trailer that does not lean like a motorcycle. The tread should last much longer because it is not being subjected to all the lateral stresses that a motorcycle tire is and the trailer tires are not powered like the rear wheel of a motorcycle.
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Sorry I was referring to a knobby motorcycle tire to street style motorcycle tire.
And yes you are correct. On my old trailer I never had to change the trailer tires which was a 4.00 x 8. I probably put 30 to 40 thousand km on them with no issues.
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rmoss wrote: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 pm Sorry I was referring to a knobby motorcycle tire to street style motorcycle tire.
And yes you are correct. On my old trailer I never had to change the trailer tires which was a 4.00 x 8. I probably put 30 to 40 thousand km on them with no issues.
Cool. Glad I’m not missing out on some secret motorcycle trailering knowledge. :D


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