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post #1 of 15 Old 06-27-2010, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question BT016 odd wear bar.

Today was my first ride with the new BT016's.
( Nothing really to say ride wise -- I rode at my spirited pace and they stuck. )

When I got home, I checked the tires and I noticed a "bar" between wear.

There's the "sorta straight up hammering it" wear, followed by a "dead zone", followed by "edge grip" wear.

I've not noticed this pattern on past tires.

Thoughts? (Beyond "You must not ride at that lean angle." )

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-27-2010, 07:00 PM
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My guess is, THAT is the lean angle you ride most at and the particles of tire are on either side of it from wear.

Other than that, I got nuthin'.

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My guess is, THAT is the lean angle you ride most at and the particles of tire are on either side of it from wear.
Dude, don't go getting all educated and stuff.



(Could be.)

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Wish I had the cajones to ride my 9er that far over, i've still got about 3/4 of an inch left on my tires that are untouched. lol =P

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no that area def has less wear... u can still see the nubs from the mold.

Id be willing to bet that your not riding in that area alot... or it has to do with overinflation, underinflation and the various effects it has on carcass flex.

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Looking at the dual-(triple) compound photo, it almost matches with my wear.

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Could be that... or it could be where you are hitting the throttle coming out of a corner. If at full lean you are steady and stay steady till you are semi upright, then you roll into the throttle... it could be 'cleaning up' that section of tire due to acceleration.

Check and see if it is worn more or less than the rest of the tire.

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A friend explained it's likely characteristics of my riding (duh) and triple compound.

i.e., bike is upright, and I'm hammering the throttle = scuffing.
Moderate lean angle, I'm not hard on the throttle, so no scuffing.
When on the edge, it's the softer compound and that's scuffing.

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From the wear evident I'd say you're overcautious in transitions both in corner entrances and exits. On the track the minimally worn section on your tire is the most heavily loaded from "backing into" and drifting out of corners. On the street that area is the one that will get you into trouble -- sliding in that region is the most prone to breakaway from contamination on the road (and it doesn't have to be more than a single leaf!) and an unrecoverable slideout unless you are a very experienced rider. Worse, if you are able to keep it on both wheels it's likely to highside.

FYI, that area is normally the fastest wearing on my tires, front and rear.

For everyone's information the harder the tire is pushed, whether by acceleration or cornering, the more the rubber looks shredded -- smooth means minimal loading.

IMO you're doing fine for the street.

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It's obvious - the outside, balled up rubber is where you put the bike on a stand and heated the tyre up with a paint stripping gun, thus melting the rubber on the outside edge to make it look like you cornered hard.

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.... you laugh... pretty sure a couple people from the local hangout are using sandpaper on a regular basis.

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.... you laugh... pretty sure a couple people from the local hangout are using sandpaper on a regular basis.
Seriously. Seems to me just learning to lean over would be alot less work.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-30-2010, 10:23 AM
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Looking at your tire makes me wish there were more roads around here with corners......without having to ride 3 hours to get there.

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