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Tire question

Postby dayser7 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:25 am



I just had an experience with a belt breaking in a back tire on a gl1100...anyone else ever have that..or any idea what would cause it...I was blessed that it held until I parked it before it bulged so big it could no longer turn...



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Re: Tire question

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:07 am

What kind of tire was it? How old/how many miles on it?

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Re: Tire question

Postby dayser7 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:23 am

Well I just bought the bike...I am guessing it has between 4 and 5k on it...and it is 5 or more years old...I recently had the bike in for some repairs and the shop told me to run around 40 psi in the tire so it would last longer...guess I need to read up on what is best pressure for tires too.

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Re: Tire question

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:09 pm

Age will affect the tire more than you would think.As for pressure I run 41 front and 44 rear on my 82 Aspy,I get good milage and even wear at those pressures.Too soft and the handling suffers and the tread does not last due to heat build up from all that extra flexing
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Re: Tire question

Postby Bouvier1 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:39 am

It sounds to me that the bike was left to stand for some time before being sold to you. If this is the case the tyres can develope a 'flat spot' and damage the belting, especially if it is not checked before standing. One of the downfalls of 'winterising' and not checking everything beforehand for instance.

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Re: Tire question

Postby dayser7 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:37 pm

Thanks to both of you...I appreciate the info and believe you absolutely right on...I personally always put it on the center stand now and will see to it that I take good care of the tires..they are plenty spendy:)




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