I really wish I had pictures to show you all but here's my story.
A few weeks ago, I tore my back up again, so I've not been riding (insert foul language here).
This past Saturday, I went out to the garage to get some stuff, and had to move my wing. She, like always, fired rite up, the engine purred, and the exhaust yelled "RIDE ME NOW".
I dropped her into 1st, to inch her out, and wow, something didn't feel right. I put her back on her stand, and shut her down. I found that my brand new disliked DUNLOP E3 was FLAT.
I fired up my compressor and filled the tire, and brought her out to the drive way, to get a closer look. Upon closer examination, I found the sidewall on the right side was showing cord. Now this tire has maybe 3000 miles on it. The tread is still perfect.
Now I know when I did the dismount and mounting of the tire and rim, I had a million questions that I posted here, and got great replies, which gave me the confidence to do the job my self. However, when I put the thing back together, I remember that I had forgotten where the spacer went. This created a WABBLE that only went away when I put on the brakes. I pulled it all apart again and put the spacer on the other side of the brake caliper mount thing and the vibration left.
Now nowhere during this process did I ever check the clearance between the tire and the swing arm, and I am thinking the only thing that could have happened here is, I had some tire rub against the swing arm, and now my tire is trashed.
If you may remember, I followed my help request posts with a post regarding my dislike of this new tire. I would now like to post this question.
Could the noise and dislike of this tire be my own fault?
Could my mistake have caused the issues?
Do I want to go to the dark side? (Tire only, no harley)
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1997 GL1500 SE Pearl Green
If it ain't fun, why do it?
“Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today.
As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer Was I Worth Dying For?”