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post #1 of 4 Old 04-10-2005, 05:29 PM
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Trailwing tire wear

Replacing the rear tire on the Vstrom at about 7000 miles due to a nail puncture. While looking at the tire, noticed that they are wearing in a really odd pattern. They are all cupped and have bumps on them, much like a car that has a bag alingment in the front end. Is this a normal thing, or is it just something that the Trailwings do? Have also been noticing a howl going around corners that I believe is caused by the cupping of the tires. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-10-2005, 07:51 PM
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My TW's did the same thing. They were marginal tires until they hit 5k miles, then they were just plain scary. I replaced them with Metzler Tourances and couldn't be happier. 14k on the front so far with very minor cupping and a little over 3k on the second rear. Phenominal tires, excelelnt grip, predictable handling and great wear.

The fronts tend to cup a bit on thse bikes, keep them inflated properly and it will help diminish, but not eliminate the cupping.
post #3 of 4 Old 04-14-2005, 07:30 PM
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Just replaced the Trailwing rear at 14000 km on my bike, about 9000 miles. Had zero cupping. The front has no cupping either.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-14-2005, 11:11 PM
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Was told by the head tech at the dealer to use 35 psi front and 36 -38 psi rear to avoid cupping.

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