05' FXDWG Tire wear

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by joseph.a.hart, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. joseph.a.hart

    joseph.a.hart Member

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    Is it normal that my front tire is wearing out faster than my back tire?? Everywhere I read and everyone I talk to tells me I am crazy. I buy two fronts for every one back. Is that normal for a Dyna Wide Glide??
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Unless you are just using the front brake for braking, it should be the other way around. 2 Rears for 1 front tire.
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    All of my Harley's have also been almost exactly 2 rears for each front tire. I am slightly heavier on the front than rear brakes.
     
  4. garlab1

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    I also have a 05 wideglide, run avon venom on front and back, I have always gone thru 2 rear tires to 1 front tire
     
  5. Hoople

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    I am surprised. It should be the other way around.
    Are you mixing brands or changes tire sizes to something other than what is called for.
    Is the front tire wearing out in a "even" patten. Does the bike go straight down the road with your hands off the bars? Under hard power does the bike want to pull right or left?
     
  6. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

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    How much pressure are you using in your tires? Too much pressure will cause increased wear on the center of the tire due to it not flexing (flattening out enough). Proper tire pressure is critical and too much is just as bad as not enough.
     
  7. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    Both of my tires normally need replacing at the same time. What is your idea of a "warn-out" tire?
     
  8. BOWHIKER

    BOWHIKER Junior Member

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    On my soft tail both of my tires will need to be replaced at the same time I think it's because my front is so skinny . Last tread check they were both exactly the same 3/32
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Wear bars showing or any kind of cracking, no matter how tiny, anywhere on the tire.
     
  10. chief08

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    I read your thread from 2011 about tires front wearing twice as fast as rear I have 04 fxdwgi it does same thing gets about 10,000 front 25,000 rear it's normal