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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Does this front tire wear seem unusual?

My last sport bike was a 2004 R1 and I don't remember having the front tire wear like this at 3K miles. What's weird is the rear tire is fine. Usually they go way before the front. If it is unusual, any opinions as to why it would wear that way? Possibly my rusty riding style?


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Under inflated.

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^^^I was thinking that, too. A tire pressure issue. But then I saw the color combo and that loads the front unevenly because red is heavier than white. The reason for the triangulation is the gold wheels. Those tires don't like bling. I'd recommend the 2015 model, it doesn't have the same issues.


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Thanks guys. I was thinking that could be the issue although I do regularly check the pressure. Maybe I need to ALWAYS check the pressure. And thanks for the wheel tip SS. The MY14 does come with black wheels but the Miami drug dealer I bought it from had them gold plated. I think the bling helps to blind the competition behind me in turns.

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So what is the pressure you're looking at mate ?

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I'll have to check when I get home to see what it is now but I do keep it at 33 front and 33 rear which I believe is what is recommended.

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I'll have to check when I get home to see what it is now but I do keep it at 33 front and 33 rear which I believe is what is recommended.
Sounds low to me for road use mate, is that measured cold and recommended by tyre manufacturer or bike manual ?
At the end of the day, it's not unsafe as much as you loosing out on tyre life as you said, but probably also steering feel. Up the pressure 3-4psi and see how that feels.
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On an 800 33/4f and rear would be OK but the heavier thousand I'd run more like 36f and a little more at back too

My mv was 33/4 and felt really good at this which is what they said on the pirelli site. The fork sticker said 38/9 but I found this lost 'feel'

However my aprilia is a good 25kg heavier and this definitely needed more at 36 & 40 as it felt like it was tucking on the lower pressures

On short pressures are very very important in my opinion
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That's how my first tyre went after just over 2000 miles! They were down to the canvas before I noticed. Tyre pressures were good.
I did much of my early biking on 2-stroke race-reps so particularly aggressive on turn in and corner speed.
My new Michelin Pilots are heading the same way but lasting much longer.
This is the first bike I've had where the front wears much quicker than the rear.

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Interesting.
I run 32 psi front and rear on the road.

From what I'm seeing you aren't pushing the front hard at all and not leaning over to high lean angles either.
Cutting out the front tire at about half way over on each side indicates to me that you are scrubbing rubber off at your preferred lean angle. You aren't putting the outer edges or centre of the tire through the same stresses so I think this is just your riding style showing through on a very soft tire.

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