tire wear

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by mcmjarhead, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. mcmjarhead

    mcmjarhead New Member

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    My 2008 fatboy's front tire is cupping on the outside edges of the tire. The bike and tires have 8000 miles on them. I thought the front tire in general was always going to get double or at least a third more mileage of the rear tire, any thoughts?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    What brand tire do you have? On some brands 8000 is not to bad, and quite a bit depends on your riding style, type of roads and if you watch the air pressure. And welcome to the Forum
     
  3. mcmjarhead

    mcmjarhead New Member

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    They are the stock HD dunlop tires, I was concerned because most of our riding is done on primary and secondary roads. Not much highway use. Pretty much the rides are long distance. never beat the bike. Air pressures are correct for rider and passenger. Thanks for the welcome.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Ofcorse, mine are on a 09 FLHR. I got 21,000 out of a front... Could of More but wheel off for warranty on a warped calliper, so had them install a new Stock tire...

    19,000 on the next one, also changed out early for safety... All running Smooooooth.

    I'd see a dealier about the tires, being stock ones and Cupping... I think they May replace it as some of their stock tires had problems in that mannor..

    Also reversing the pattern (made that way) on the replacements helped to get the mileage...

    Look at yours and see IF the Y is forward or reversed pulling water toward the center is the latest Long Mileage ones...

    Go easy and ask,,:bigsmiley15:,,,IF No then you can demand:hummer

    Just My Way

    welcome


    signed....BUBIE
     
  5. mcmjarhead

    mcmjarhead New Member

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    Thanks, we are looking at it with the dealer now. Trying to see if more people are having the same issue.
     
  6. markols1

    markols1 Member

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    Hi my front dunlop factory cupped at 14000Ks 2010 fatty.
     
  7. rollo3076

    rollo3076 Active Member

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    Mine does the same thing. Last tire started cupping around ten or twelve thousand. I figured I wasnt watching the air pressure close enough. I ended up getting over 24,000 miles on the tire. Of course I pushed it a little pass the wear bar, but, still had tread. I think my first tire did the same but not as much mileage because the dealer wouldnt pass it during state inspection. May be something with the stock tires. Good luck.
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Your 2008 dunlop should be covered under the Dunlop tire recall.
    If they give you a problem let us know,I'm sure I can dig up the original recall and the memo to the dealers for you.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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