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    Tire wear signs

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    Agreed. This is a solid reference point for trouble shooting tire wear patterns. I printed the article out and put it in my quick reference folder along with suspension settings, etc. Thanks for sharing.


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    good info

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ID:	24924 i Have some light cupping similar to this on my street tire ( MichelinRoad 4) , after about 4000 miles. Other guys think I should have it looked at or just deal with it after that many miles and be happy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by booger View Post
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ID:	24924 i Have some light cupping similar to this on my street tire ( MichelinRoad 4) , after about 4000 miles. Other guys think I should have it looked at or just deal with it after that many miles and be happy?
    If it were my tire I'd attempt to sort it out. I really enjoy problem solving and the technical aspect of our sport though. Any progress you make with this used tire will likely extend the life of your next tire and the bike should handle better.


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    Wow. I've got almost 5,200 miles on these road 4's according to my record.


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    That's impressive


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    Quote Originally Posted by booger View Post

    Wow. I've got almost 5,200 miles on these road 4's according to my record.


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    That is really good tire life you are getting from the Roads 4's. What cold pressures are you running??





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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnmark101 View Post
    That is really good tire life you are getting from the Roads 4's. What cold pressures are you running??
    About 33F 38 R


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    Quote Originally Posted by booger View Post
    About 33F 38 R


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    Same here, 33 / 37, on both of my bikes regardless of tire type.





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