GL 1500 SE Front Tire


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greentree71139
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GL 1500 SE Front Tire

Postby greentree71139 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:11 pm



My 1994 GL1500 SE is cupping the left side of the front tire. I regularly maintain my tire pressure. Any ideas. Thanks



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RBGERSON
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Re: GL 1500 SE Front Tire

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:02 pm

balancing, tire installed evenly??,

Tire cupping can be the result of either poor vehicle alignment, manufacturing defect, or improper inflation.
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NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: GL 1500 SE Front Tire

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:07 am

What kind of tire is it? Some brands are more prone to cupping than others. Do you have a fork brace installed? How are your steering bearings? Wheel bearings?

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lamasue
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Re: GL 1500 SE Front Tire

Postby lamasue » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:30 am

could he also check front fork pressure mines at 6#

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Re: GL 1500 SE Front Tire

Postby hlh1 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:10 pm

What tire pressure are you running? The only way I've been able to keep cupping at bay is to run 41 psi. Also, make sure you have an accurate air gauge. I've found many are off +-5 pounds which is enough to start cupping.




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