Cupping


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Jetfighter3
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Cupping

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I know someone out there must have had cupping on the front tire of their Gl1500, does any one know why this happens and is there a fix for it?



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bluthundr31
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Re: Cupping

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A decent fix used by many riders is two-fold;

1.) inflate tires to a tick below maximum (as stated on sidewall)

2.) Put 2-3 oz. of Balance beads (dyna beads or CounterAct seem to be popular)

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joeincalif
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I had a bad case of tire cupping


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Some tires are prone to cupping no matter what you do. Dunlop E3s have always severely cupped on my 93. Front as well as rear. I now have a set of E4s with about 8k miles and there is no sign of cupping on either tire.

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Thanks for the info, I have E3 "s as well , just the front was the issue for me. I'm considering going to the dark side on the rear but if I don't the commander 2 tires looked promising?



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