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With vacation time in short supply, why would you waste time during a trip to have your tires replaced? It
is often cheaper to replace tires and chains at home rather than squeezing the few remaining miles from
them to only find that they are not available. Additionally, quality motorcycle oils can go the distance. It is
not unheard of Iron Butt types grinding away 10,000 or more miles between oil changes. Running hours
between oil changes and work load means more than miles. A motorcycle ridden around town will need
more frequent changes than one used on a long trip.