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My bike sat for two days and now this?!?

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Old 05-10-2009, 09:30 PM
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I left to go to a friends house for the weekend, left the bike in his garage, and didn't ride it for two and a half days. I get on it tonight, and start braking, and my back end seems to wobble. Not much, but enough to have to let off the brake. Now, I figured I wasn't using the back brake well, so next stop i only used the front, and it happened again. I think the tire's wearing down, and just doesn't have traction? What do you guys think? (FYI, the back brake is working fine)
 
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:44 PM
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Don't forget to check your tire pressure. The manual says 42 for the rear, 36 for the front. My tires "looked" fine, and felt strong when I touched them, but when I bought my bike, the rear tire was like 29 PSI and the front was like 20!

A stop at the gas station worked wonders.
 
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:57 PM
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All right, thanks^. Didn't even think about that.
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:06 AM
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Sounds like a rear tire pressure issue to me also. When I caught a nail in my rear tire the other night, my bike did the same thing with the wobbles. I pulled over in a parking lot to try to figure out what was goin on, and what do you know, rear tire was very low on air. When I say very low, I mean FLAT!
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:33 AM
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a good street tire pressure is between 34 to 36 psi both front and rear
 
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