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post #1 of 21 Old 10-26-2008, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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New tire= frontend shake?

i got a new tire put on my bike today and of course i wasnt going wild on turns with it, but i did get on the highway and when i got over 140mph i started getting a shake. i thought it might be the road so i tried again and right after 140 it stared again.

do tires need to get worn in first for top end or do i need to go pimp smack the little aholes that "balanced" my tire?
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i need to go pimp smack the little aholes that "balanced" my tire?
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check your wheel... I had something similar happen and I had a mild dent in my rim.. you could barely see it but it was there.. so put it on a stand and spin the wheel, check each side at a single point while it turns.. just to make sure thats not it..

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check your wheel... I had something similar happen and I had a mild dent in my rim.. you could barely see it but it was there.. so put it on a stand and spin the wheel, check each side at a single point while it turns.. just to make sure thats not it..

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i just went over 180 with the same rim a few days ago and havent hit anything since.

i just wasnt sure about breaking in the tire cuz my roomate said his tire did the same the last time he got a new front tire then it went away.
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i just went over 180 with the same rim a few days ago and havent hit anything since.

i just wasnt sure about breaking in the tire cuz my roomate said his tire did the same the last time he got a new front tire then it went away.
I have run into the same problems. Haven't figured it out yet. Had a older dunlop qualifier on it and then switched to a PP and now it is weaving all over the place.
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hmmmm, maybe it is tire imperfection that has to wear itself out.. let us know what you find out!

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Maybe it wasn't properly balanced
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No you don't have to wait to run the tire at speed in a straight line.Cornering you want to scrub them in a little bit before cornering at full lean, if nothing else just to get some heat into them.
More than likely your tire is out of balance.

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^^ yup sounds that way.

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I had a bad front wheel bearing do this to my wifes cruiser.
It was a bit worse in that it started at about 60 and by 80 was undriveable.
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