Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
Steering Stabilzers and Front Tire Wear?
While admiring both the visual and visceral beauty of the undulating wear pattern of the 12,000 mile+ Metzeler Tourance on the front rim of my Superbraced K7 DL650A, I wondered if it could have been prevented by the addition of a steering stabilzer and/or damper.
What I mean is, I will assume for the purposes of this thread, that the tire tread pattern tends to set up by an, at first unnoticable, occilation which starts a feedback loop resulting in the eneven tire wear that has appeared on every Tourance and Trailwing that has adorned the front my ride.
If one were to introduce say a Scott's Steering Stabilizer and a new tire, would the Stabilizer prevent this assumed feedback loop causing this tire wear pattern?
Or is it something else like braking, suspension, tire pressure, road crowning, diet or spindly forks?
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Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
DL650A K7 (Greywolf Moto Lab's R&D test mule) June 1, 2012 - present
DL650A K7 April 23, 2007 - January 6, 2012, RIP
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