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So my father and I were cleaning the versys the other day when he gets to the back tire. He looks directly at me and accused me of doing burnouts. Now me knowing that I have not denies this. Than he points the the tire and says than how did the tire get like that. Me I got up and looked at it, it was on the side wall of the tire no were near the middle. So I though it was probably from going into turns aggressively. He dose not think so and goes on cleaning. I had my neighbor look at the tires yesterday and he believes that it is heat wear probably from what I said going into the turns hard. I will try to get some pics today but what do you think, or have you noticed this on your versys?
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Sounds to me like you are correct from what I am reading. The wear is normal from going into a corner a bit harder than normal. Also sounds like your dad "assuming he rides or use to ride" never got aggressive with his bike to have wear like that.

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That's troubling.
If it has anything that looks out of the ordinary on the side portion of the tire it makes me wonder if maybe it's overheating due to underinflation.

Check your PSI, depending on your weight it should probably be somewhere around 35-38.

A tire normally should wear pretty evenly and continuously with nothing to look at other than tread depth getting less and possible squaring off in the middle from riding in a straight line 95% of the time.

Again, check your tire pressure. On the versys low thirties for the front and higher thirties for the rear is what you should aim for
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I'd take any kind of odd ware on a motorcycle tire very seriously. A blow out would be devastating. That being said it could be just odd to you father like speedverys said. Post those pics and get some feed back.


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This thread is useless without pictures... Post some pictures of what that tire looks like, then we'll be able to speculate with more educated guesses.

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Here is a pic of it. It dose not matter now the middle of the tire is worn and it needs replacing
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Looks like regular scrubbing due to appropriately agressive cornering behavior.
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Looks like regular scrubbing due to appropriately agressive cornering behavior.
That is what I though
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Props man you must be doing good! Just remember ride your ride and always look at what is ahead of you. But you are doing great to have that control into corners, just be careful. I think you would rely enjoy a track day!
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it looks like aggressive engine braking entering a corner! Nice ridin my man!
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I do not use the engine to slow down but I do use the rear brake a tad when going into a corner to push the front tire in more.
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