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New Front Tyre nearly Rooted (GSX-R750 K9)

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New Front Tyre nearly Rooted (GSX-R750 K9)

Postby Kitesurfer » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:08 am

After I came back from my ride yesterday, I did my usual walk around and tyre inspection, and it appears that my front (OEM Bridgestone) is getting very close to the wear indicators on both sides (but not the top). I've only done about 3300km with no track work, so this seems a little excessive. What do you guys think? I have been using handbook pressures front and rear.
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Postby Jake » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:07 pm

What pressure is handbook pressure?
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Postby Kitesurfer » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:16 pm

Jake wrote:What pressure is handbook pressure?


36psi front (42 rear) (cold)
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Postby Tongie » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:44 pm

Uh oh!!
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Postby Jake » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:06 am

What does the front look like? Is it slightly feathered?
If you're going hard I'd be dropping the pressures to 33 front 32 rear, those handbook pressures are more for touring.
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Postby Daniel » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:18 pm

Just the front with excessive wear? What about the Rear? thats very odd indeed..

Never heard of a rear outlasting a front?? :?
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Postby Kitesurfer » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:03 pm

Mmmm I wouldn't say I'm going excessively hard, but I do travel some favourite roads fairly regularly and so I'm not exactly going slowly either. The back is a lot better than the front. There is slight feathering on the edges of the grooves, but nothing "damaging". When I get a chance I will take a couple of photos and post them up.
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