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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Jason Pittenger
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Originally Posted by Spockster View Post
Any irregular road surfaces around you?
I live in Illinois. We don't believe in paving roads until there is more potholes than smooth areas!

But seriously, not really. One road on my commute is a "rough grooved surface" being prepped for repaving. However, I rode over this many many times without any issue. Probably 5 miles each way for 10-15 commutes. I checked my tire just before my 400 mile trip and it was clear of issues. That includes the gravel road just a few days prior to my trip. These spots only showed up after my trip, and there wasn't anything unusual about the roads we were on. The only difference from my normal riding is sustained high (90+) speed.

I aired up my tire to the recommended PSI by Kawasaki just before the trip.

The spots are all in a line, symmetrical to the center of the tire. I only checked half the tire, and it was consistent on that half. I assume it's consistent all the way around.

When riding in the passenger seat, I didn't notice any change to how it rode. No shaking or floating feeling.

The retailer wants another day to evaluate the warranty...than 3 days shipping...then an appointment to mount the tire.
Why can't it rain THIS week?

'89 VN750 Bought stock 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800. Wrecked once. 27454.5+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB. 110/90 Front Tire. Pick-up coil mod. Shindengen MOSFET FH020AA r/r. USB Outlet + Voltmeter. Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages. Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG. MCCT conversion.

Planned modifications:
Custom LED turn signals. Windshield. Highway Pegs. (Possible) ignition adv. Tuxedo Mod. Ignition coil mod.
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