I had the same issue with the stock tires but it did not affect the bike at all. I slipped on a set of Avon Venoms and have not looked back and am on my second set now. They hang on like baby sh@t to a blanket and wear well. I did have a wobble in my front end at low speeds but this was due to tire pressures. Once corrected no more wobble and she runs sweet as a nut.
Same here, I had it happen to me with that POS oem front tire. The Battleaxe is garbage, get rid of it. You may end up loosing traction in the rain also. Im on my third set since the stock tires. Running the Bridgestone Exedra max front and back and they are much better. No cupping, little road noise and good handeling. 5K on new tires and holding up great. Little to no wear in front and about 40 to 50% on the rear and I ride them pretty hard.
You can say that. Still plenty of rubber to take road contact.
But if you ride long enough those spots will get worn out quick and if you have a bad luck day and go over a sharp object at just the right angle
Bye-Bye...Has anyone every experienced a crash from something like this.
Who knows... I've never read any story of the sort. But doesn't mean it can't happen.