Is it a bad idea to replace just the front tire?
I'm getting ready to get back on after several months off. I was getting some odd feedback from the front and I have a leak on one seal.
I'm getting ready to lift the front, replace the oil, seals and clean things up real good. I'm thinking this, plus a new front tire should really help out as the tire is pretty old.
I know that some say to replace in pairs only, but I'm running a bit of a tight budget for a while until a few other project pan out.
You might remember, that I had the bike up for sale, got no reasonable offers, made a deal to leverage one of my collector cars instead, so I'll be keeping the bike.
I need to get her stable on the cheap.
The front end seem to wander as if I were on a road with a lot of tar snakes, yet there were no tar snakes.
I really have no clue how to adjust the suspension, but it's clear the PO didn't do the seals and maybe the fork oil.
I figure clean the heck out of the fork valves and fresh oil and a new front tire should do the trick. I can replace the rear in a few months, just need to pay attention to the budget right now.
BTW, are we doing a tire sale thread this year?
I don't remember what tire was considered best, pilot seems to be popular. Any suggestions?
Mostly street, highway, around town, not very concerned about life span, more concerned with handling.