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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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The front tire on my GL1100 with 15,000 miles on it is showing cupping on the left half of the tread. I can find no mention of alignment in the manual. Any ideas on how to correct before I install a new tire?

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There is no cure for that, this is what tires inherently do. In the USA the left hand turn is always longer, the crown of the road is always on the right side of the tire, so the left side simply wears faster and all tires eventually cup.

I honestly do not know of any cure for it, it is just what tires do.

The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI
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