Tires


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
novatz
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Motorcycle: 2010 Gold Wing

Tires

Post by novatz » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:40 am



Used to change tires at 10k miles. The Elite 4's seem to be doing better - now have 12k miles. But noticed something odd.

Using the kick stand side as a reference (easier than right or left): BOTH the front and rear tires appear to have more wear on the kick stand side. Never saw this before in over 200k miles on various wings.


I'm really not making only left hand turns - honest.



User avatar
dingdong
Posts: 3599
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:35 am
Location: Oklahoma City
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
2004 NRX1800 Rune

Re: Tires

Post by dingdong » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:44 am

Here is an interesting article regarding mc tire wear.
http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/
Tom

John F. Kennedy would be impeached by todays liberal Democratic socialist party.

User avatar
Viking
Posts: 3392
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD
1987 Harley Softail Custom
1974 Harley FLH (sold)
1965 Harley FLHE (sold)
1957 Harley Chopper (sold)

Re: Tires

Post by Viking » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 am

Simple answer - the road camber is high on the centerline side and lower on the runoff side so water can drain. This said, your motorcycle is always in a very slight lean to the left, so the left side of the tires just off center, wears more.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

Image

User avatar
minimac
Posts: 673
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:25 am
Location: Oswego, NY
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade
2006 Burgman Executive
2007 Yamaha Majesty
2006 Yamaha Morphous

Re: Tires

Post by minimac » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:34 am

Although stated that it's simple, the simple truth is that it's an 'old wives tale' that the crown of the road causes the wear. Although, to some minds, it seems logical, it simply is not true. It has more to do with rake, trail, and geometry.

User avatar
Fiberthree
Posts: 596
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Location: Behind the windshield
Motorcycle: Black 1999 GL1500SE

Re: Tires

Post by Fiberthree » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:36 pm

minimac wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:34 am
Although stated that it's simple, the simple truth is that it's an 'old wives tale' that the crown of the road causes the wear. Although, to some minds, it seems logical, it simply is not true...
Can you imagine the odd wear it has on car tires? Towards the end of their life, your car should be leaning slightly to the left when parked on a flat surface!
I worked with a guy that firmly believed it was the shape of the road to such a degree that he took a circuitous route to and from work to compensate for the wear. What a nimrod!


Ed

WARNING: All posts are subject to influence from an uncontrollable dominant sarcastic gene. Offensive remarks may or may not be intentional.

Post Reply