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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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whats going on with my tire?

so my front tire needs replacement already (its only got a few thousand miles on it), but only the left half is worn down. I don't understand it, the same thing happened last time with the front. Whats going on? Am I riding improperly and not sensing it or is it the grain of the roads...?




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Stay off the race track. It looks like possible a low pressure problem or a slipped belt.But I think if it was a slipped belt you would get a wobble or a vibration of some sort.

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I'm pretty sure I don't have any unusual wobbles or vibrations, are there other signs of a belt problem? and what exactly do you mean?

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Inside your tire you have woven steel belts with rubber all around them and sometimes the layers of belts will shift inside. Basically coming apart..But like I said it usually comes with a wobble or vibration. What air pressure do you run and how often do you check you pressure?

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That's a dunlop isn't it?

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I had the same problem with mine, I was noticing a shimmy at about 55 to 65 mph and I got my new tire about 2 weeks ago and the shimmy is gone, I took it as a slipped belt, other things to check also is a weak fork spring or even possible your fork fluid being low on that one side. But alot of times a muffler bearing will cause havik on a bike as well

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I don't see anything wrong other than you went way beyond the wear indicators. What I do see is, is that I'm not the only one that loves the left hand sweepers.



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yeah it is a dunlop, and I ride at 33/36, I check it at least twice a week (again I commute daily on this bike so I take it pretty seriously). It just seems like its worn down waay too quickly, but maybe I'm mistaken....I put so many miles on her that its hard to keep track of all the new parts and services.

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Only a few thousand miles and you have no tread left? Has to be something going on there...I always get around 15k on my front and I change it sooner than it need to be. Do you have a brake hanging up, or maybe bad axle/wheel bearing? Maybe the extra rolling resistance is causing premature wear. Does it want to pull to one side? Maybe a bad fork seal is the culprit if you have to "hold" it straight.

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as far as the forks, they seem to compress and rebound with no problem, and I haven't spotted any oil leakage. How can I test for the brake hanging up, and the wheel/bearings issue?

Also while we're on the subject, does anyone recommend a certain brand of tires? I've gone with dunlop before just because that was the dealer recommendation

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