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Old 02-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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I don't do burnouts. After riding a few hours I all the sudden have this wierd wear pattern. Doesn't go around whole tire. Feels slightly concave almost. What causes this? Had at factory pressure. Tires don't have too many miles either. Thx
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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You're about to show the steel cords. Tires are worn in the center.
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if its just in one spot and not all the way around could just be a bad tire.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:43 PM   #4
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if its just in one spot and not all the way around could just be a bad tire.
Nope, it starts on one side and eventually wraps around the entire tire. I've seen this many times. The center is worn flat.
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Umm that tire has allot of miles. Its time for a new one
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I take it you do a lot of highway riding? Mine wear the same way. the center wears out faster than the sides, because you are going straight and fast for most of your riding.

What kind of tire is it?
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+1 on a lot of straight line riding. Happened to my bikes many times. I would get new ones.
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You need different type of tire if you only commute to work
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+1 on a lot of straight line riding. Happened to my bikes many times. I would get new ones.
In about 200 miles he'll have to
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You'll get better mileage out of something like a Bridgestone BT-023
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That isnt abnormal wear. Its just wear. That tire is pretty much gone.
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Nope, it starts on one side and eventually wraps around the entire tire. I've seen this many times. The center is worn flat.
I was stating that based on the fact he said not to many miles. By him not stating the miles and type of tire I could only assume based on what he says. But its most likely because of straight line riding.
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It's just worn out. Look how squared off it is.

Everyone thinks they need the stickiest tire possible on their sport bike. The truth is that you do not. Based on the picture, a sport touring tire would be your best bet.

Based on personal past experience, expect around 2-3000 miles out of sport tire about 4500-5000 out of a sport tourer.

Haven't been on the street for a while, but this was the case for me in the past.
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I was stating that based on the fact he said not to many miles. By him not stating the miles and type of tire I could only assume based on what he says. But its most likely because of straight line riding.
He's probably comparing mileage to a car tire. It's not defective, it's just not been on any turns
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It's just worn out. Look how squared off it is.

Everyone thinks they need the stickiest tire possible on their sport bike. The truth is that you do not. Based on the picture, a sport touring tire would be your best bet.

Based on personal past experience, expect around 2-3000 miles out of sport tire about 4500-5000 out of a sport tourer.

Haven't been on the street for a while, but this was the case for me in the past.
This. When I lived in the hill country I had to switch to a harder compound becuase those roads chewed tires, I would be lucky to get 1500-2000 miles out of a factory equivilant bun. It may not stick as well in the twisties but will last a good bit longer.
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2000 was the most I got out of rear tires
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Time for a new tire. I've gone thru several S20's commuting to and from work, school and the gym. They wear rather fast in the center

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