Front tire question


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deepsix777
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Front tire question

Postby deepsix777 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:37 am



I had a new tire put on the front of my 92aspy trike it is a Michelin Pilot Activ. the old tire was the same brand. between 25 and 30 miles when slowing down I get a slight up and down bounce. never noticed it when the old tire was still on.



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Re: Front tire question

Postby wingman12 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:01 am

Does the bouncing go away above 30mph?? I suspect the tire was not balanced properly or once in a while you will get a defective tire.

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Re: Front tire question

Postby deepsix777 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:34 am

yes once I get under 25 or above 30 no problems. I forgot to add the tire is mounted in reverse rotation.

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Re: Front tire question

Postby wingman12 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:40 am

It sounds like you have two issues, other than a little time, it is an easy fix assuming you did not mount the tire yourself, then it will just take a couple of barley pops to get it resolved. :D :D

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Re: Front tire question

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:52 pm

It could be imbalance, as well as a few other things causing the bouncing... I'd check your fork tube pressure, assuming you run air in them to see what the pressure is.. it could also be low fluid level in the fork tubes.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: Front tire question

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:33 am

All of the above are correct, and I'll add OLD fluid in the front forks can also be a cause.




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