The smell of burning rubber always makes me a little nervous while riding. I've changed flat tires on a car many times. A flat tire on a bike is a completely different story. When you ride, there are basic safety checks one learns to take before heading out on the road and tire pressure is one of them.
After pulling into Dallas from my 200 mile ride, I noticed the center of the tire had worn down to the steel belt. I remember smelling burnt tire while aggressively accelerating to get on the highway in Waco, TX. The previous owner had only 3400 miles of tire wear on the bike in 3 years until I put another 3400 miles in 3 months. These tires were being truly ridden for the first time and needed attention.
When I called a few dealerships to inquire about the replacement costs, I was quoted high prices and long wait times (no surprises there). I decided to call a few local Motorcycle Gear shops and ask for mechanic referrals. I was referred to a mobile tire (all service) mechanic who was polite, less expensive, and showed up the next day before noon. I was amazed at how professional he was. I learned how to work on my bike and gained new insight into the passion of riding motorcycles.