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My front tire is wearing unevenly...it's cupping on one side!! Any ideas as to why?!

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Re: ? about tire wear

I had a similar problem. Ended up that the pressure was too low for too long while taking corners too quickly. I'm extra lazy so I didn't check the pressure for about 2 months... oops
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Re: ? about tire wear

ok...just checked the front tire pressure, it's 23 psi. what should it be?

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Re: ? about tire wear

That is way low! Should be at least 32 psi I would think, if not a tad more, depending on your weight. I weigh about 135-140 (yeah, it varies), sans gear, and am experimenting with 32/33, 32/34 at present.

edit: if I am way off base with these pressures, someone please chime in! 'Cause I have no idea what I'm doing. Well, maybe a little bit of an idea

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Re: ? about tire wear

stock recommended pressures for the 929 are 36/42 iirc.
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Re: ? about tire wear

36!! guess i'm a little low and how many miles should i get on these tires? they are the stock pilots on a Y2K 929. Thanks all!!

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stock recommended pressures for the 929 are 36/42 iirc.
Same for the 954. But I think Honda recommends those horrendously high pressures for litigation purposes. Those pressures have to be for 2 up riding. That is rock hard for a single rider of "normal" weight. I could be way off base here, but I just think that 36/42 for a single rider is ridiculous.
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Re: ? about tire wear

I agree. I used to run those pressures on the street when I had the 929. The grip was a bit lacking in the corners to say the least. I now run 33/36 on my SV. It seems to be a good comprimise between grip & wear. Thanks for the clarification!
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Re: ? about tire wear

what about mileage??? these are the originals and are just coming up on 6k miles.......

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what about mileage??? these are the originals and are just coming up on 6k miles.......
all depends on how you ride. if you ride hard, then dont expect 2000 miles, if you cruise, then expect 10000
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ok...just checked the front tire pressure, it's 23 psi. what should it be?
Yep, looks like the same thing... One of those lesson learned kind of things. Drop 100+ on a new front and I can guarantee you'lll remember to check more often
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Re: ? about tire wear

ain't that da truth!!!

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what about mileage??? these are the originals and are just coming up on 6k miles.......

Swap 'em out man! 6k out of pilots is good, retire them for some new skins!
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Re: ? about tire wear

yeah, I think i'll try d208's or av 45/46....now wheres a good place to buy??

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Re: ? about tire wear

I replace the front while there is still plenty of tread left, because it loses it's shape. The feel and handling can go south long before the tread wears out. Front tires are cheap, and they last a long time. I would put a fresh one on.
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