I was making a point in a way that I hoped would be somewhat humorous. If you prefer I can remove the picture and use text to make my point...that portion of the discussion started with "my tire is bald on one side", went to "I think my tire is like that because my bike pulls to one side", and then there's "well with a tire like that of course it pulls to one side". I suppose a "chicken or egg" picture would have made the point too.
back to the original post,a car tire ,properly inflated, should last 20,000-30,000 miles easily, and give you better traction. my valk weighs over 700 lbs. and I run 33 psi in my car tire. on a motorcycle, you lean into a turn, and pull the bike up as you exit the turn. a car tire wants to keep the bike stood up, so you have to use more effort to lean over, and continue to hold it in a curve. when exiting the turn ,the bike will want to right itself. this effect is hardly noticable, and will not even be noticed once you have ridden it for a while. for me, it actually feels more secure than a motorcycle tire, and gives me more confidence in the curves.
I just realized the mistake of the word "leg" instead of "let" lol
But I digress.
Surely it would pull more because of the uneven tire because of the uneven road because of the radius of common left turns versus right turns because of our road configurations because our government decided that's what was best in our travel system because of liberty and a desire to think for ourselves rather than let England rule our thoughts because we weren't crazy and doomed for exhile to Australia, we were just free thinkers so we left on our own because we were brave and wanted freedom.
I think that sums it up? LOL
PS: Yes, the bike was dropped prior to me buying it and obviously (at least, I'm under the assumption) the frame or forks are tweaked.
as for the half-bald tire pictured, something else to look at is just plain getting the rear tire aligned. My bike felt a little off center riding in a straight line even without a crowned road and the dirt-track on the tire was a few mm off-center till I spent some time with a string and tape measure to line up the rear tire. made a HUGE difference in comfort and confidence. My fiancee's dad did the same thing with his rear tire after noticing the rear tire dirt stripe off center.
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