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Thanks for sharing, I can't argue for or against any of the points made since I really don't know anything about tires, but it did sound logical.
 

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On sportbikes it's not uncommon to see one side of the front worn with the opposite side rear worn. It's a good indicator of a rider with a strong preference for one side cornering. Off the gas while turning loads the front and doesn't wear the rear on that side. Opposite side, gas on, opposite results.
 

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I was at the dealer today picking up a part and one of the staff mentioned something about the roads being crowned also contributing to the left side wear/cupping. That sound legitimate?
 

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Whoops. :D

I was just doing some "tire" searches and I found this:

gsJack said:
Not sure what you're trying to show there but it looks like it might be worn more on the left side than the right. Front left side tire wear is covered in this article with pics:

http://www.rattlebars.com/valkfaq/tirewear/

Almost all my bias ply front tires bevel and also cup on the left side due to the crown of the road and my some what abusive front tire treatment. :) On radials I get bevels on both sides of the front tire but more so on the left like this Z4 front from my GS500 with about 10k miles on it:



If this is not your problem try to get some better pics of your tire showing the problem.
From thread: http://www.ex-500.com/index.php/topic,299.0.html
 
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