Sounds like you and saddlemen should get together maybe he can give you a few pointers on how to keep tires on your bike to last longer You should just go to the Ironhorse in a couple weeks and maybe he can show you how to ride motorcycle
I would love to meet Saddlemen. He has helped me out.
I have done the Iron Horse meet up in the past, many years ago.
I don't do group rides. It is safer and I don't have to participate with putting a guy I just met on the helicopter. I would rather not know the riders name.
During the last LT meet, I had to help remove the black girl's Harley down off the mountain side, so I won't be joining any of that fun on future rides.
I wasn't part of the group or even on a BMW. I am just glad I was in the area and was able to help her. And Really glad she was OK.
We just had a dump truck driver on meth kill a guy on an R1 in that same corner.
I put 20K+ miles per year on seven motorcycles only in these mountains. I am pretty sure I don't need pointers on how to make the tires last longer. It is all the right wrist.
My tires get 1400 miles on any of my other bikes.
Since I change tires, I see a lot of Dragon Slayers who get 600 to 1000 miles out of a set.
So 19K miles on a set is just absurd if you are actually riding the bike! My 2002 LT needed tires every 4K and I know I rode it harder than I can on the 2005.
The 2005 just can't lean over far enough before hard parts start dragging. It sure want to, though. That power center stand cage is all in the way. If only the bike were two inches taller.