Solution for uneven tire wear.

gv550

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With about 20,000 kms on my Mitas tires, I have noticeably more wear and a bit of cupping on the left side of my front tire. Apparently I ride further and faster through left turns than right so I came up with this solution to even up the wear.
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At first I considered just remounting the tire but after I had the wheel off I noticed the brake pads were thinner at the rear so flipped the calipers around to even that up as well. After riding a few months there is now less cupping, and as an added bonus..... with the wheel turning backwards the odometer is now counting down. This will surely improve my trade-in value when I pick up my new Pan America in July.
 

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is that why in the picture the front mud guard is on the wrong way back to front, does the front fender extender still keep the engine clean if its fitted that way round

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gv550

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This is a well proven solution for the well know oddity that in the USA there are far more left hand bends than right hand bends.
I'm in Canada, plenty more left bends here too, but it's our close proximity to the magnetic north pole that constantly pulls our bikes (and politicians) to the left.
 

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For a non-April Fool reply to this uneven wear issue that some people notice on various tires; It evens out on it's own over time in many cases. My K60s and E07 tires always got a little uneven on one side, then evened back out, then got a little uneven on the other side, etc. It's about how the blocks are shaped more than how we ride. And regardless, don't believe the horror stories some tell about running tires, or tyres, backwards. :)
 

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I do not run any kind of "Chevron Tread" style tire. The poor traction and wear characteristics are not acceptable for my kind of riding.
 

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For water run off, most all streets fall to your right. Higher in the center. We obviously ride / drive on the right in the US. With this being said I have had front left wear before because it’s riding on that slope of a road. For me it had nothing to do with long distance / twisted roads / this was simply a commuter bike that always traveled on roads with a tall crown and a semi-noticeable fall away slope to the road surface. Just so happened to wear on that left side WAY more than the center or right.
Riding all the time on roads like this with the wrong tire pressure will fry a front tire super fast. And if it’s an ADV tire you can see funky wear almost immediately. In my case I typically see this with heavy city use and typically the same roads over and over with that steep rain run off slope to the road.
 
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