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View Poll Results: Where does your front tire wear?
My front tire wears on the left side first. 13 50.00%
My front tire wears on the right side first. 1 3.85%
My front tire wears evenly. 12 46.15%
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Old February 3rd, 2009   #1
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Default Where does your front tire wear the most?

Does your front tire wear more on the left side or the right?

Or, does it wear evenly?

Mine wears pretty evenly.
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Old February 3rd, 2009   #2
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

I voted for "wears evenly" but it really wears mostly in the center (same goes for the rear). I do drag a peg feeler once in a while, but don't ride that hard most of the time. Hey, I'm a codger - I admit it! pete
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

I ride hard when I'm on a trip somewhere. And then it wears evenly. Otherwise, I'm like you - wears in the center because a lot of my miles are commuting.
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

I have concluded that careful assembly by the book will minimize uneven front tire wear, but usually by the last 25% of wear, some uneven wear/cupping is evident on the left side on every tire, every brand I've tried. I think the reason may be that we ride harder/faster around left turns due to longer sight lines when riding on North American, etc. roads.
The bike nearly always tracks beautifully with a brand new tire, so wait until your front tire is half worn before making a judgment about wear and pttr.
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

Let me amend my statement to say that with some tires, I have seen cupping also. Also, certain tires cup earlier than others.
But, all in all, even with that the tires tend to wear (or cup) evenly as it pertains to left, right and center.
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

Since I started the thread my tire wear on the left.

I used z6 on the front, 42 psi, no cupping, ride a lot on the mountains, between 1-10 a 8 in agressive ride, solo with 170 pounds.

I have been paying a lot attention to the turns and making sure that I turn harder to the right. No results. I could ride a list 1k more if the tire wear even.
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

You may want to consider loosening your front wheel and retightening it following Honda's specially approved, highly official installation procedures. There are some un-intuitive steps that might help you.

Honda's current recommendation is as follows:

Inser the axle and spacers and drive it in from the left.

Put on the axle nut, but do not tighten.

Tighten the left (from the riders point of view) pinch bolts that clamp down on the axle (the two hex heads on the bottom, forward facing surface of the fork slider).

Then tighten the axle nut.

Now loosen the two bolts you tightened earlier.

Grab the front brake, and bounce the front forks up and down a couple of times.

Finally, tighten all 4 of the pinch bolts.




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Since I started the thread my tire wear on the left.

I used z6 on the front, 42 psi, no cupping, ride a lot on the mountains, between 1-10 a 8 in agressive ride, solo with 170 pounds.

I have been paying a lot attention to the turns and making sure that I turn harder to the right. No results. I could ride a list 1k more if the tire wear even.
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

Mine wears from the Outside towards the inside....hehehehe -----Sorry!
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

i voted evenly because i can't remember how it wore for the first 17K with the PTTR. i think the original battleax wore slightly to the left of center but it was 7K ago and i'm not positive
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Old February 4th, 2009   #10
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Default Re: Where does your front tire wear the most?

This is sincerely not a sarcastic comment but for a front tyre (UK) to wear in the middle surely it would mean never braking and never going round corners????
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