not really, with radial tires anyway, you will wear your tire faster with less pressure cause the rubber will get hotter. I never heard of a tire wearing faster in the center from higher pressure, infact that is what has always been recommended to me to reduce center wear on the highway is to increase the pressuremerlot said:Won't more air mean smaller contact patch which would have the center of the tire wear more than normal? I know motorcycle tires are shaped different than automobile tires, but I'm applying my knowledge from that area. Under-inflated tires wear more on the shoulders while over-inflated wear more in the center. A properly inflated tire would wear evenly (assuming correct alignment). Isn't this the same for a motorcycle tire?RandyO said:merlot said:Ride to work 3 times a week and thats 90 miles per week on over-inflated tires which can cause uneven tire wear.
? I don't know how an over inflated tire will cause uneven wear on a bike tire... an over inflated tire will not heat up as much so it might not get as sticky as it should, but I don't see uneven wear and as long as the cold tire pressure is less than the max pressure on the side wall, I don't see any danger of catosrophic failure