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Odd tire anomaly

Started by Waiex191, September 18, 2023, 08:13:01 PM

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Waiex191

Check out this picture. I have a line running around the circumference of my front tire, left of center by about a cm. It's a Bridgestone Battlax 120/70 17.  Feels raised a little at the line. Any thoughts?
Bryan
1989 FJ1200
1981 Suzuki GN400
Poplar Grove, IL
 

FJmonkey

What does it look like if you clean the dirt off?

If it still has a color difference and it feels raised/higher, could be from the molding process. Multi-compound blends have to connect somewhere. Just a thought.
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Waiex191

Quote from: FJmonkey on September 18, 2023, 11:04:21 PM
What does it look like if you clean the dirt off?

If it still has a color difference and it feels raised/higher, could be from the molding process. Multi-compound blends have to connect somewhere. Just a thought.
When I first noticed it the tyre was cleaner. Could be the compound boundary. There is a similar bump on the other side but no line.
Bryan
1989 FJ1200
1981 Suzuki GN400
Poplar Grove, IL
 

balky1

Quote from: Waiex191 on September 19, 2023, 07:26:31 AM
Quote from: FJmonkey on September 18, 2023, 11:04:21 PM
What does it look like if you clean the dirt off?

If it still has a color difference and it feels raised/higher, could be from the molding process. Multi-compound blends have to connect somewhere. Just a thought.
When I first noticed it the tyre was cleaner. Could be the compound boundary. There is a similar bump on the other side but no line.

I was always able to see the compound boundary on my Bridgestones.


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