Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Slaterville Springs NY
I find it really difficult to assess tire wear. There are so many variables that are hard to control during the life of the tire. Air pressure, load, driving style, road conditions, road construction, wheel balance, manufacturing defects etc. Higher pressure, as Realshelby states does seem to help to reduce this specific type of wear on a front tire. A knobby type front tire like the TKC 70, Kenda Big Blocks, TKC 80 and Shinko 804 commonly show this type of wear on my GS. Be careful writing off an entire brand of tire due to lumpy front tire wear, as you may find yourself writing off many different brands because they exhibit this wear pattern. Its pretty common and you see it over different brands and model of tires. Raise the air pressure a couple of psi.
*It entered my blood in 1970 on a Honda QA50*