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Just noticed the side of my Metz 260 coming away:banghead:

Anyone else found the side worn out with plenty of tread left in the centre? OK its done 4K, but this was my first Metz, and I have never worn out a rear sidewall before!
 

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that looks like you might be rubbing on the frame. take a look underneath and make sure this tire is not coming in contact with the frame of something on the bike
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Checked and there is no signs of rubbin, its just as if the dual compound is too soft on the side.
 

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Jack up the rear end of the bike, (front wheel on the floor).
Slide a floor or bottle jack under the tire to support the weight.
Remove the lower shock bolts.
Jack tire up until swing arm stops.
Spin the wheel and look for rubbing.
 

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Jack up the rear end of the bike, (front wheel on the floor).
Slide a floor or bottle jack under the tire to support the weight.
Remove the lower shock bolts.
Jack tire up until swing arm stops.
Spin the wheel and look for rubbing.
I have to say it is rubbing as well. That wear does not look like it is from leaning into corners as well as it is a rough wear not a smooth wear.

Also the tire wear is too far up the sidewall of the tire. You are not leaning that much to make the tire wear that far up the sidewall.
 

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Never happened to the 260 on my DX. If it was rubbing somewhere, you would find small rubber particles around the fender/rim area. Happened on my VRSCA, when I put my 200 on. I would start by checking for correct tire pressure.
 

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if it isn't rubbing on something on the bike, then you must be riding twisties at 80mph and dragging your frame through every turn.
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Thanks for all the suggestions.

Thinking about it, went to Spain with some sport bikes. I was loaded up with luggage and riding twisties at 80mph (with the odd blemish on the frame)

It doesn't seem to be rubbing now but I think it wore the edges down and now normal riding has finished it off.
 

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Extra weight on the bike would probably do that ... especially with aggressive riding

That is absolutely not normal wear ... you were rubbing on something for sure ...
 

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I'm sure too now.

The shocks are set as delivered when I bought it, but on the second from lowest setting. Normal riding its been OK, no rubber etc. With the luggage right over the back or a pillion it must be bottoming out.

Will get the settings increased when the new tyre goes on.
 
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