Has anyone seen this before? Seems unusual to have the left side of the front tire wear so much more than the center or right side. I was following the service manual and kept the tire inflated to 28psi. I have now been told this should have been closer to 36psi. If 28psi is under inflated would it cause this type of wear? This is the front tire for a Vulcan 900 classic with 5900 miles (original tire).
Would like to hear everyone's thoughts? Is there a way to check alignment?
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2010 900 Classic
I have Dunlop D404's on my bike. I have more than 5,000 on the tires and they are wearing pretty evenly. Also I run 40lbs in my tires, instead of 36 or 28 as, recommeneded by the tire manufacturer. Tire pressure in the book gives a smooth ride, but 40lbs gives better tire life and gas mileage.
06 1500 Classic FI (Anniversary Edition)
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This is the front tire, would rear wheel aligment impact the front? the rear tire looks really good right now.
I think it could/would, but any time my rear wheel alignment has been off any appreciable amount I've felt it in the bars, needing to compensate more one way or the other/work harder to keep the bike going straight.