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Old May 1st, 2017   #1
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Default Rear alignment?

Here's a pic of my rear tire. It looks like not riding on the center of tire.
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Default Re: Rear alignment?

Road crown most likely.
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The first thing I would recommend would be NEW tires of a known quality. You have no idea how the bike was actually ridden, how it was loaded, or how it was treated.

Unequal loading of the side cases could cause that type of wear. For all you know the previous owner rode it side saddle.

I would strongly recommend going with new tires that are generally well liked on this forum, my recommendation would be Michelin PR3s. The Bridgestone T30 is another well liked tire. The newest version of the Dunlop RoadSmart is showing some promise, there are others.

I would wait to "experiment" with cheap tires at a later date. Then you can measure their performance for yourself against a known standard.
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The first thing I would recommend would be NEW tires of a known quality. You have no idea how the bike was actually ridden, how it was loaded, or how it was treated.

Unequal loading of the side cases could cause that type of wear. For all you know the previous owner rode it side saddle.

I would strongly recommend going with new tires that are generally well liked on this forum, my recommendation would be Michelin PR3s. The Bridgestone T30 is another well liked tire. The newest version of the Dunlop RoadSmart is showing some promise, there are others.

I would wait to "experiment" with cheap tires at a later date. Then you can measure their performance for yourself against a known standard.
What he said.
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my recommendation would be Michelin PR3s
You wouldn't recommend the PR4s GT? I will install new tires this summer and was leaning towards these.
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You wouldn't recommend the PR4s GT? I will install new tires this summer and was leaning towards these.
Well... Yes and No.

For my riding style, in my area, with my road surfaces, I absolutely loved the PR3. That was a consistently solid performer, they were very predictable and they were always good for at least 9K miles.

The PR4 is just as good, possibly better, but I liked the PR3 a LOT.

Also, and most important for THIS thread, the OP was asking about Shinko Verge tires in another thread. If $$$ is an object, the 3 is slightly cheaper than the 4.

FWIW, I have the PR4s on my '15 FJR and on Dad's '14 FJR. He had PR4s on his '07 when he totaled it. PR4s are great tires.
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Still have PR2s on the ST. Will look at both (3 & 4) when time comes. Those PR2s are hard to beat on longevity but lack a bit of grip when aging.
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There is now way to install the rear out of alignment.
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There is now way to install the rear out of alignment.
Is that a challenge? Because I have a hammer and a prybar!



Actually you are correct and I meant to put that in my first post but forgot somehow. Good catch.
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Is that a challenge? Because I have a hammer and a prybar!



Actually you are correct and I meant to put that in my first post but forgot somehow. Good catch.
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