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Old 08-15-2010, 05:20 AM
KarlB KarlB is offline
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Location: Crockett,tx
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Mein Auto: 11 335d,08 K12GT,10 S1000
greater tire wear evenly on the left hand side of the front tire as opposed to right is normal here in the US. roadway surfaces are generally crowned and since you are riding on the right hand side of the road you will see more wear on the left side of the tire. this would be reversed in left hand drive countries.
cupping of the front wheel is the most common form of uneven tire wear (in my experiences) for the front tire and can be due to a number of things from worn steering bearings to worn shocks to over/under inflated tires.
another thing you can do is check out your tire manufactures website as they have tire pressure recommendations specific for the tire you are running on your bike (at least some so), it may surprise you as to what the tire company says your pressures should be as opposed to what BMW says (usually lower than BMW in my experience)

as long as the wear is even on the left side of the tire I wouldnt sweat it.

that area is a fantastic place to ride. I was up there in May riding with a buddy of mine that rode down from Ohio for several days, we stayed at fontana village and had a blast riding all over the area. If you want a good source of maps for any given area (in the US)try "Mad Maps" very nice product and they both sell hard copy maps (made out of a very tuff plastic like paper) and downloads for a garmin so you can look over the maops in the even and pick routes or combinations of routes and then use the GPSs to follow them.
11 335d
2010 S1000RR
08 K1200GT
08 WR250R
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