uneven tire wear

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Motorcycle: 83 GL1100A aspencade, previously owned, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. and a new to me 1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi

uneven tire wear

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:50 pm

hey ppl's here's a new topic for ya's.

before I left for Florida on my bike trip, I had a new front tire and front wheel bearings put on my bike, and just today I happened to notice that the left side of the front tire is starting to "feather edge". the rest of the tire is in excellent shape. is there any reason my new tire is doing this? it has only about 2,500 miles on it and it shouldn't have this kind of wear yet. there's no vibrations at any speeds, its perfectly balanced, and at 50mph, I can take my hands off the handlebars and it'll ride in a perfect straight line, no wandering or drifting. I have noticed that the bike leans to the left slightly when im riding straight. both side bags and the trunk have nothing in them to make the bike ride on an angle. is it possible that the front forks are not set evenly in the triple tree? any ideas?


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