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    I know that I should be happy but I need some advice. This is the third front tire I've had on the bike in under a year. All three end up looking like pyramids within a very short time. This last one (a dunslop) has been on the bike for all of two weeks and is starting to get pointy. I do ride about 64 miles of twisties to and from work 5 days a week but not overly aggressively. I am just wondering if I'm pushing the front end too much or if maybe I'm way to far forward or I'm not getting good enough weight transfer back to the rear tire???? Any help is appreciated.
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  • #2
    I have an answer to this thread and your other one about you being a speed demon squid.......Lets trade bikes! You get the Kat back....and I get to paint your Gixer silver and black. That will slow you down a little bit, and keep your tires round....er..ish...
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    • #3
      Try some straight line Driving for a change haha
      nice signature Bear!!!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by THAZKAT
        Try some straight line Driving for a change haha
        nice signature Bear!!!
        Well I was trying to make one of those little dude for my sig with a black sign and whit letters, but I don' have any where to upload it.
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        2004 GSX-R 600 (Race Bike) - Powered by MoPowerSports.com
        Certified Addicted Racing/Trackday Monkey & Gixxer Fixxer // WERA West #224

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        • #5
          http://www.gamerzplanet.net/index.php?page=smilie
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          1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
          Who knows what is next?
          Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
          Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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          • #6
            Re: Tires look like triangles

            Originally posted by GixerKat


            I know that I should be happy but I need some advice. This is the third front tire I've had on the bike in under a year. All three end up looking like pyramids within a very short time. This last one (a dunslop) has been on the bike for all of two weeks and is starting to get pointy. I do ride about 64 miles of twisties to and from work 5 days a week but not overly aggressively. I am just wondering if I'm pushing the front end too much or if maybe I'm way to far forward or I'm not getting good enough weight transfer back to the rear tire???? Any help is appreciated.
            tire in flation, make sure your running at what your suppose to if you have to little the outsides will wear really fast, if you have to much the middle will wear, and ill get all rough, and not smooth, bike tires by nature have a triangle shape but tire pressure is extreamly important, also it could be the type of road you are riding on, is it real granular? is it rough? is it a corse material, all this stuff will kill your tire

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            • #7
              It's the weight of the bike (that's a heavy one) and the type of riding, plus the selection of rubber. To get more life out of the tires, you'll need a harder compound tire or more flat-surface riding. Which tires have you tried on it?

              One other thought:
              Maybe we need to have a double-life for our tires -- I send you my old ones with the middle flattened out from riding in Florida (& general high-speed interstate runs), and you send me your old ones with the edges worn away from the canyon riding :P (exceptin' I don't use Dunlops anymore).

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              • #8
                a friend had the same thing

                gsxr750, occational twisties, had triangle front tire..... i think that was a d207

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                • #9
                  Well, I've had a Dunslop D208ZR, a Michelin Pilot Power and now an older Dunslop D207 (got a great deal on it!!!) All mostly soft tires plus my "heavy" Gixxer. Sounds good CP except , mine are pretty gone when I replace them.
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                  • #10
                    Like Cyber said, try driving some straight road and square those tires off, try railing on square tires lmao
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                    1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                    Who knows what is next?
                    Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                    Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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