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post #1 of 6 Old 06-07-2006, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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tire cupping

My rear tire is cupping i think. Well, it is bulging just to the left of the center. The wear pattern is pretty much straight down the middle. I bought it with 2900mi, put about 400 miles on it so far. I talked to a dealer and they said to be careful, ride it a few miles to heat it up(not too fast) and check the bulge. If it is soft it could go pretty quickly. Bottom line is that it needs to be replaced no matter what. Anyone else see this? I will try to post a pic shortly. The bulge goes all the way around.

The dealer I bought it from is 130mi away. Can't trailer it there. They said they would certainly take care of it if they can see it. I want to just buy a tire online and get it mounted at another dealer 20mi away. That way I can pick out the tire I want. No way I am taking it 130mi down to that dealer, too far and no time really.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-07-2006, 06:44 PM
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Most won't mount one you bought elsewhere. At least around here. Those that will charg enough to make it cheaper to buy the tire from them to begin with.
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Thanks, didn't think of that. I will check first before I order.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-09-2006, 07:49 PM
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Is that a small tear on the right side? Did you hit something while riding?

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haven't hit anything, but now I will go check that out.

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