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April 7, 2005, 11:42 PM

Hey all,

I had mentioned this in a previous thread somewhere but no one really answerd the question.

My front tire on my 02' F4i is wearing weird. The middle of the tire is bulging out with the treads alternating in how far they stick out giving the appearance of the scales on an alligator. Any idea what could cause this.

The guys at the local shop (clinton cycle) are saying that it has to do with the head bearings, or steering something or other. Anyone ever heard of this. Know of any causes or experienced this before.

Just wondering if I need to have it "checked" by them. $$$
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I don't know, but I can check you bearings and front end for you for free before you take it in.


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April 8, 2005, 02:29 PM

could have something to do with tire inflation. Sometimes sportbikes will wear tires that way.

Both of my VFRs wear the front tires like that. I've tried different air pressures, made sure my wheel was in balance, made sure my steering head bearings are snug... to no avail. I've switched to Michelin tires and they help. I still get that sort of wear though.

My hayabusa wore the front the same way. switched tire brands and it went away.


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