I agree with Fuzzy and would add that if you have hit a pot hole or some very rough road jarring, your forks might be slightly tweaked. If it were forks, you usually should notice an out of alignment handlebar . Easy enough fix for the forks and as Fuzzy stated, the Motion Pro works well for the chain alignment.Your uneven wear indicates misalignment. Probably not square when adjusting for chain tension. Get a MotionPro alignment tool as best way to check.
This has been my experience (or theory) as well. Left side always wears down faster, especially with softer tires.I thought the thinking was that tires always wear more on the left side here in the states due to the crown in the roads for water runoff. The opposite would be true if we drove on the left side of the road.
My experience is 180 degrees from yours. I have 9,000+ miles on them. Dealer said last month that the pressures were dead on, and they look great. I live in AZ, where I ride year round. I ride Freeways, High Country, City streets. I do not baby my bike.yup, my commuting is all freeway 55-85MPH on superslab, and rear is wearing down on the left. Stock Metzler's... NOT IMPRESSED, since we can't even PEEL OUT with our automatic. I just turned 7000 miles and rear needs to be replaced NOW. Front has 500 miles left in it maybe. 90% of my mileage is commuting 40 miles per day M-F. But I got some overnight rides planned this summer so I am changing them ASAP.
Taking the plunge on Shinko 009 Ravens: video review says two compound, decent grip, and called a "hi mileage tire". Sport bike riders rate them well for the cost. Hope I can get 10,000 miles out of them.
Not sure about that but heavier weight usually equates to greater tire wear. Proper tire inflation is critical to tire wear on a bike. So is driving habits. If you ride aggressively by leaning in considerably during turns you will see uneven wear. Riding aggressively on cold tires will also cause them to wear faster.Is there a big person versus little person effect on tire wear? Tread does more work to accelerate/decelerate/turn the bike for a small guy versus a big guy.
30psi is way to low. 36psi cold front/rear unless your carrying 200+ lbs. including the rider, then 36psi front/42psi rear. Tires should actually be checked each time you ride. MC tires lose more air at a faster rate than auto tires and handling can be effected severely. A sudden drop in air pressure is also a good indication of a nail or puncture. Better to find that out while sitting in the driveway than out on the road 20-30 miles from home.AHHHHHHHH... good point. I ride 55-85MPH every morning at 730AM on freeway for about 20 miles. I follow CHP recommendations for the most part and keep lane sharing in 30MPH range.
Also, I forgot- what is correct tire pressure? I am 6'1" and weight 250 with gear. I am wondering if I kept the tires too full; 30 psi front and back. They felt kind of hard, but then I had them filled low for about first 6 months. I have never been great at keeping up on tire pressure.