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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-01-2015, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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My bike has been feeling weird in low speed turns , and a strange vibration going on in these turns almost like riding on milled pavement before new hot top is put down .... I noticed my front tire has been wearing very strangely , the centerline is raised and the sides are worn inwards but no signs of outright cupping .... I run the tire at 39 lbs... Anyone else run into this ? Rear tire looks like new with no odd wear I can see or feel . 11,800 miles on the tires .
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Typical E3 front tire wear.
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Try dropping the pressure a few lbs and get some extra highway miles on this weekend when you and Mrs. LILMAGS take your trip, maybe the wear will even out a bit.

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Try not to ride in the center of the lane, I got that same wear before and spoke with a Avon tire rep once and he explained it to me. If you ride in the center of the lane you are at the crest of the road so the tire is riding just on the crest of the road, I'm guilty of doing it always riding in center of lane.. Hope that helps the explanation

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It looks like the kind of wear pattern you get with a dual-compound tire. The rubber in the center is harder than the rubber on the sides, so they wear at different rates. Sure makes the bike feel wonky once it gets like that.

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That's weird, my E3's are doing the opposite the center is wore right down to a flat spot, I blamed the coarse roads in Canada and Nova Scotia, the rest of the tread on your fronts looks good for 11,000 miles

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You just ride too hard for them shitty OE tyres mate.
Id personally try more pressure....well try less if you like,
but thatll just heat the tyre up more, and aggravate the cuppung of the outer tread.
I always run 3-4 lbs more front and back as a matter of course.

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Feeling wonky is an understatement , I was hoping to close out this season on these tires but I don't think this front tire going to make it ....

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Have had E3's on last 3 bike all wear that way.

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Have had E3's on last 3 bike all wear that way.
So this is really nothing out of the ordinary for these tires ? This is a relief , I was thinking my bike may be bent or something . Can I continue to safely rack up miles on this tire till it is showing signs of wear as long as I can put up with the shitty handling ? Thanks for the input guys .

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