Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Model: 1997 GL1500 SE
I echo the way too fast wear. My Dunlop Elite II rear has almost 14K on it, and still has plenty of tread left. And it's wearing evenly. It would be hard to diagnose a problem at this point, but when you get the new tire on, have someone follow you, beside you, looking for any odd wheel travel. The bolts holes in the shock problem need to be looked at for sure. Looks like in your case, there was excessive travel in those bolts, and a slightly out of balance tire just got worse and worse without your knowing it.
1997 GL1500 SE Pearl Sapphire Black