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a couple of weeks ago i posted on here about getting a new to me 83 wing,I finally got to bring it home 2 days ago,what a beautiful ride,this bike is sweet and rides like a brand new bike,the one problem i have found with it is the back tire is scalloped a bit,any idea what would cause this,i have never seen a back tire scallop before,the tire is about 7 years old and is a dunlop elite 2,it only has 7000 kilometers on it,if it ever stops raining i will get out for a ride and take an updated pic and post it
 

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The 83 is the best of the 1100 series , though they are all just about bullet proof . Rear tires will scallop . At 7 yrs old I would recommend you replace both tires only because of age . Proper air pressure will help the scallop effect not occur as soon . Also some tread designs show this wear pattern sooner than others . My 83 with a ChegShin ( ? ) was scalloped when I bought the bike , changed to a set of Metzler Marathons which also did this . The Avons now on the bike dont have enough miles to say how they will last .
 

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The best thing you can do for scallops is add some bread crumbs,butter, and a little lemon.:cooldevil:
 
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