Uneven Tire wear

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    My front tire seems to be wearing unevenly on the right side. I have noticed a bit of feathering on the tread & a concave shape on that side. Checked the pressure last week & was at 32 psi. Have since corrected that to 36 psi.
    Could that have been the problem?

    Tire has done 5500 km. Left side is fine & back tire is wearing evenly. Not many roundabouts in my area & do as many left turns as right.

    Mate suggested it could be due to the camber in the road but would have thought that would affect wear on the rear as well.

    Both tires were worn on the right when I bought it, I put that down to the city riding of the previous owner(roundabouts).

    Anything I need to check?
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    Check Forks travel , could be different on one side . Measure each side to see if springs need changing or fork oil low.
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    Thanks for the tip. Will look into that.

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    Road camber
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    Strong cross wind. :D
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    And Round abouts.
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    Only one roundabout in town & usually straight line it. Very rarely actually go around it.



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    You could always "rotate your tyres", At least that's what they tell me when I take my car in for a service. LOL :D
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    Might have trouble getting that 240 between the forks! ;)
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    It is very common to have more wear on the right side of you tyre due to road camber and is more evident on the front due to the forces put on the tyre through braking, turning and so on. It can also be a sign of fork issues, twisted forks for example or suspension like a seal leak that has not been noticed. Tyre pressure certainly will contribute to wear rates but if it hasn't been low for very long it wouldn't have much effect.
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    its the camber of the road as well as roundabouts...i suggest try riding backwards for a couple of hundred k's that should even oit the wear.
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    Can't see how sitting on the bike facing backwards is gunna help but I'll give it a crack.

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    Check tyre pressure as well.
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    Yeah, pressure was a bit low. See how it goes now I've adjusted it.

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