Motorcycle tire wear

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Old 05-09-06, 09:29 AM
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Motorcycle tire wear

My new(2600mi) BMWs front Bridgstone Battletrax 120/70 ZR 17 is showing signs of wear such that the leading edge of the block is forming an edge higher than the trailing section. Left side and right side of tire. I have seen this pattern on my neighbors ZR 1200 Kawasaki front also. The pattern is uniform around the tire on both bikes. My manual recomends 32psi one up, 36 two up. I ride mostly solo and the psi measures 32. Could the pattern be attributed to low air pressure? Or hard braking? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 05-22-06, 08:31 PM
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could be how does the tire look when you get on does it look flat or look low on air
 
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Old 05-24-06, 09:27 AM
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The tire looks well inflated. However I'm going to bump up the psi about 3 points to 35-36 and see what happens to the wear pattern. I may be too late to know if it did any good.
 
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