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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone had an issue with their front tires wearing uneven? We ride with 2 other RS Spyder owners and each of us has abnormal wear on the front tires. Looks almost new on the outer portion, but the inner portion has very little tread left. The first owner noticed it last summer and was told by the dealer that their shock set up was wrong and it wasn't covered by warranty. After a few choice words, they replaced the tires with car tires. My shock setup was checked by the dealership and we were told it was fine. This summer ours is worn on the inside, along with another Spyder owner we know. Our dealer doesn't seem interested in fixing the problem or calling Can-Am for answers. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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My tires wore on the inside as well on our RTS. Diligent rotation was the answer in our case.I was told by or dealer that regardless of shock setting, RTs tended to wear first on the inside. Once again, rotation. When I get back to my home I will post a pic of what front tires look like after about 29K miles.
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Are you talking a simple rotation or a remount and rotation? Doesn't seem like a regular rotation would work if both tires are wearing on the inside. These tires have no tread left on the inside at 8 to 9 K miles.
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The owners manual calls for a rotation from one side to the other, with a remount to keep the tires rotating in the correct direction. I think that the wear depends on your cornering style. The more aggressive you corner, the more wear.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 05:23 PM
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I have 20,000+ KM on mine and we ryde double most of the time and both front and rear look almost new

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The owners manual calls for a rotation from one side to the other, with a remount to keep the tires rotating in the correct direction. I think that the wear depends on your cornering style. The more aggressive you corner, the more wear.
So how many miles do you ride before a rotation? I'll have to check my owner's manual for the RS to see what it says. The first guy with the problem switched to car tires when his tires wore on the inside at 8,000 miles, had his camber adjusted with him and his wife on the bike at a different shop, and has 10,000 miles on the tires and they still look new. He says he has better handling than the stock tires. It just seems like the bikes are set up wrong and was wondering if anyone else is having this problem.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 05:19 AM
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Mine are the same. I keep the inflation at 16lbs, no wear problems
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 04:13 PM
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always have to remember even though the front look like car tires they are not

they are a M/C compound which is softer than a car tire.. some guys do swap to car tires though, but the ones I know don't abuse them

also most people find that 20 lbs is the ideal pressure on most bikes..

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Seems that if you ride moderately and rotate them once - "rotate" involves remounting - you might get 30,000 miles. Have been told that adding Elka shocks, Pitbull mounts and an anti-sway bar will eliminate the issue.
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