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    Odd Tire Wear
    on: November 01, 2021, 11:38:31 pm
    November 01, 2021, 11:38:31 pm
    2018 XR with the stock Bridgestone tires and approx. 9,000 miles.  I noticed my rear tire has developed a slight groove along the entire circumference of the tire, just left of center.  Otherwise the tire looks in very good shape, with a recent service by the dealer in June.  I can't recall if this groove was in the tire when I took it for service (memory failing).  It looks random, but if you inspect it closer, it's a clear repeating pattern around the entire tire.  Was this groove always there and I'm just noticing it?  Is this some tire defect or a sign of tire wear?

    I saw a similar post here but more extreme
    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,3391.msg31159.html#msg31159
    Last Edit: November 02, 2021, 01:13:53 am by chip0704

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 09:27:07 am
    November 02, 2021, 09:27:07 am
    Maybe you dragged something along or something is stuck in the rear mudguard, It's odd but looking at the thread left and the depth of the mark I wouldn't worry but keep monitoring.

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 09:53:05 am
    November 02, 2021, 09:53:05 am
    Topic moved to Tyres board

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #3 on: November 02, 2021, 07:10:46 pm
    November 02, 2021, 07:10:46 pm
    Seen this line alot! Used to happen on my R1200rt with BT023gt. Happened to the T30 On my S1000xr and I have just put a pair of T32s on with just 800 miles on them and the line has appeared. At a guess I would say it might be something to do with the different compounds used across the tyre. It certainly has no effect on the performance of the tyre and I have to say that so far I am mighty impressed with the T32s. I was out on Sunday and got caught in a monsoon, the tyres behaved impeccably.

    What could possibly go wrong!!

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #4 on: November 02, 2021, 10:57:55 pm
    November 02, 2021, 10:57:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by Quent [+]
    Seen this line alot! Used to happen on my R1200rt with BT023gt. Happened to the T30 On my S1000xr and I have just put a pair of T32s on with just 800 miles on them and the line has appeared. At a guess I would say it might be something to do with the different compounds used across the tyre. It certainly has no effect on the performance of the tyre and I have to say that so far I am mighty impressed with the T32s. I was out on Sunday and got caught in a monsoon, the tyres behaved impeccably.

    Thanks Quent!  It's always better to know you're not alone.  Just very odd.  I've reviewed a lot of tire (or tyre) threads and seems like I've already gotten more miles than most out of the stock Bridgestone T30s (9,200 miles), so I still may look for a new set soon.

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #5 on: November 03, 2021, 02:06:23 pm
    November 03, 2021, 02:06:23 pm
    Just checked my front tyre and a similar line is appearing there too. It's not a problem but would be nice to know if it is because of wear differences due to the harder centre compound! Anybody here have a Bridgestone technical contact ?

    What could possibly go wrong!!

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #6 on: November 03, 2021, 02:49:23 pm
    November 03, 2021, 02:49:23 pm
    I genuinely wouldn't worry, 99% it's just some manufacturing related mark

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #7 on: November 03, 2021, 02:58:25 pm
    November 03, 2021, 02:58:25 pm
    Hi noticed on mine before on rear T31 but seemed to be when the tyre was hot ie when you've just stopped when tyre cooled off line disappeared :084: :084:

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #8 on: November 03, 2021, 03:00:06 pm
    November 03, 2021, 03:00:06 pm
    Hi Antares, not worried just curious as the lines aren't there for the first few hundred miles. I think it may be the varying compounds used, but would be nice for somebody inthe know to confirm!
    What could possibly go wrong!!

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    Re: Odd Tire Wear
    Reply #9 on: November 03, 2021, 03:02:42 pm
    November 03, 2021, 03:02:42 pm
    Hi Dixy.  My pics were taken after bike has been standing for 2 days so not going away after cooling down.
    What could possibly go wrong!!