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post #1 of 12 Old 12-17-2005, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is my tire 'done' ?

I only ride street and i've noticed that my front tire is showing unsual wear signs is it still ridable?



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post #2 of 12 Old 12-17-2005, 09:14 AM
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It's hard to tell from the pics, but it looks like it's starting to cup. If so, replace it. If it's just cooked on the sides and no cupping, it's probably okay for a little while longer (and if you cooked it like that on the street, get thee to a track posthaste!).

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-17-2005, 11:36 AM
 
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I have seen some bad tires and that doesnt even come close lol....Several people I know go all the way to the wire and I dont mean just a 1 inch sliver showing I mean all the way around its friggin nuts...
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how goes it "feel" while riding ?

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Maybe you should check the air pressure.........

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how goes it "feel" while riding ?
when it starts to lean its ok, but if I go lower it reaches a point where it seems it wants to push me down like I was countersteering.

I think I'll check pressure as suggested. I haven't checked it in 4 months
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Yeah I would do that, check the pressure. My first bike I never checked it then took it to the shop for some powers. When they were changing I asked them to check just to see and the stock tire had 19lbs hahahaha what a tard I was
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when it starts to lean its ok, but if I go lower it reaches a point where it seems it wants to push me down like I was countersteering.

I think I'll check pressure as suggested. I haven't checked it in 4 months
4 months???? I Check mine at least every 2 weeks, I try for 7 to 10days.

1 lb can make a big diff.

I'm not that good with the cage but I should be. One thing lost with full service gas for cars, the tire check.

I worry about my parents sometimes cause I know they don't think to check them, I do it.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-17-2005, 12:38 PM
 
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I check mine before EVERY RIDE. I carry a little gauge with me ever since my little incident lol...
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