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My front 21 inch tire....American Elite about 8k miles.....what do you think caused this....plus....since I have never owned a bike over 2 1/2 years until this one.....6 years.....if I replace the front tire should I get new wheel bearings...16k miles never been in rain or power washed.......thanks for any advice.
Possibly affected by sharp impact and/or age. Six year old tire should be changed in any event as you don't want to wait until the rubber becomes hard and brittle and the tire doesn't grip well or comes apart..
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Just check the bearings for any play and spin the wheel while the caliper is off for any noises.
If all ok, you can flick one of the seals out and add a little grease (don't try and fill them)
Re the tyre, you could try contacting the maker to see if sending it back under complaint is a possibility.
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Two years is too little time for a tire to last. Can you find a date of manufacture?

I would try and get some satisfaction.

+1 harley506d just check the bearings.
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It seems that bearings last more with fatter tire.I have used 4.00/19 for 7 years or so,not for aesthetic purpose;for better contact patch in winter conditions.And is rolling more smooth;maybe with newer forks,not so much difference,but my stock 86,is grateful.
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my hd manual says to run front tire at 30 psi.....does that take into consideration the 1200c has a 21 inch narrow tire? Seems a little higher pressure would be appropriate.....what do most people run that air pressure at on their 21 inch narrow front tire? Thanks.

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OK.....didn't know I was hijacking something...will try to observe these rules . I have gone back in this thread and deleted all my posts pertaining to what happened to my tire and what Dunlop did for me. Just hope I am not hijacking anything since this post didn't pertain to a 19 inch wheel or tire.

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