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Old 02-27-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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a couple of days ago i replace my front and rear tire. i noticed the front tire had a wear or shape. the front tire right side fron center had a deep slope while the left side of the tire has a shallow slope. is this a problem with my riding, suspension, or alignment? when i bought the bike used, it had lowering links the front was lowered by about 4 inches. i raised the rear by moving the lowering links up to its highes position. on the front end i had to loosen the clips and lift the bike from the triple. it was a very difficult process since i did not have the correct stand to lift the front end with.

im concern since i just installed my new tires and do want to correct, if it is a problem, before the new tire gets ruined.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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It could be air pressure, wheel bearings or possibly steering head bearings. I'd set the air pressures at 36 front & rear. I'd have a close look at the wheel bearings and steering head bearings as well.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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I suspect air pressure would have a more uniform effect left to right. I would definately check the meachanicals as kawi suggests.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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