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Tire/Wheel issue

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I was away for a couple weeks and when I got back the V seemed different. Its hard to explain other than it feels like I'm driving on gravel but its a paved main highway. It seems like the front and back might not be on the same track but only intermittently. Seems worst with wind and behind vehicles (buffeting). It felt different on merges and curves but I'm not sure if that was just me being nervous and wondering if something is wrong and I might lose a wheel!

I'm not mechanic but I looked over things and they seem good and nothing obviously missing or loose. The front tire was a bit low but I put more air in it and it feels about the same.

So is it because its hotter out now and the pavement is softer, etc., could there be a tire problem or am I just a baby and it's the wind being different and I need to suck it up!!! or even suspension and it's not dealing with bumps properly? I didn't change anything recently. Stock tires with about 3400kms on it and they seem like there is lots of tread left.

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I just realized I put this in Mods-performance. Oops. It's not mod related.

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Sometimes after long absence you might feel the bike a bit different but if you ride it enough than those feeling of something been not right will disappear in thin air. and by the way what mod-performance you did?

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Sorry it took so long to reply, I have been away.

What I meant by that was i posted this in the wrong category, i put it in the Mods-performance category and it should have been in the technical category of this forum. Not a big deal i just thought i would clarify the issue i'm having isn't related to any mods i have done.

I also noticed my back tire has a couple small (1/2 inch ish), not deep cuts in it. Is that anything to worry about? they are not deep.
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Put some (soapy?) water over each cut to check for leaks. Bubbles if there are.

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Put some (soapy?) water over each cut to check for leaks. Bubbles if there are.
After that, peek in with a pick to make sure you didn't sever any of the steel belts. It's not very likely, but I've seen crazy things come out of tires! (Railroad ties, model airplanes, etc)
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Hello !
I am also a new member. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guy !


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