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PhilFree

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PhilFree says:

Front jumping out

I ride a 2012 Triumph Sprint GT, which has just clocked up its 6k mile.   

The other day, while riding on wet roads and despite the fact I was taking it very easy, I felt the front wheel kick out and I thought I was about to loose the bike.  However, it recovered and I continued without further incident.  My fellow riders all agreed the roads were slippery so I did not think anything of it.    It has happened a few times since but not on every bend and even on dry roads.  More recently, while riding in a straight line on a good condition road I felt the front “buck” to the left as though I had caught over-banding or a rut.  The pressures and conditions (only 6k miles) of the tires are good.   Any suggestions? 

Phil 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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Welcome Phil,what pressures are you talking and what`s your approx weight?

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

Squared off?

Is it worn/squared off? Certainly makes the rear move around once it's squared off towards the end of life.

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fogie

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fogie says:

hmmm

Personally, I think 6,000 miles is a good mileage from a big heavy bike. There may be a fair bit of tread left, but I bet it's going out of shape....  bit like a threepenny bit.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

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What tyre is it?

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ally600

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ally600 says:

check your tyre pressures

if they are ok then you must be running bridgestone 021's which are a known bad tyre for wearing a horrible big step in them.......................if in doubt with your rubber replace it.....................it defo sounds like a tyre issue:wink:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I had 021's

on my 650CS. That behaved exactly as you describe, despite plenty of tread left, it was worn very unevenly. Threepenny bit sums it up nicely but you had to look hard to see it. I wasn't aware how bad it was until it turned left with no warning on a straight road.

Fit a new tyre right away. You'll be amazed at the difference.

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