strange rear tire wear Gl1100

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strange rear tire wear Gl1100

Post by jcain1945 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:50 pm

running Brigdestone Spitfire 11R tire and getting heavy wear on the left side approx. 7 o'clock position
it has tread coming out towards the side wall then tread coming from the side wall towards the center overlapping each other
all around the tire. The tread from the sidewall is showing extreme wear, the tread from the center out is normal wear
Right side of tire normal wear. ALSO noted I can grab tire and get about 1/32 movement side to side
Is it time for new bearing, I've tried to tighten axle bolt -didn't help

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Re: strange rear tire wear Gl1100

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:28 pm

Check your swingarm pivot bearings, both for free play and correct torque.

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