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« on: August 22, 2011, 05:11:13 PM »

I stopped by the shop and checked out the bad tire issue.  I regularly inspect my tires before a trip.  Somehow I missed the bad spot on the tread side of my driver side tag.  To say the least it was about to go.  In 6 inch circle I could feel the wires in the tire.  It is strange as the tread is fine with the exception of that one spot.  I am guessing it was flat side down when I was checking my tires.  The rest of the tire is perfectly fine.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 05:35:46 PM »

Once you have the brakes and everything else on the bogies properly adjusted, you might want to check the weight.  I think it's supposed to be 6000# but I'm not sure.  Not having them set right will cause the brakes to lock up and can destroy a tire in a very few miles.

If you can find some open road, it might be a good idea to have someone observe the bogies as you make some fairly brisk stops.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 07:24:34 PM »

When I talked to the mechanic he said he did a 40 to zero brake test as hard as he could.  He was watching the lite chrome lug nut covers and made sure the bogies weren't locking up.  I will check it tomorrow when I pick up the bus.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 07:51:24 AM »

yes, the flat spot will be on the bottom when you inspect the tires because the tag tire slid to a stop on the same spot with every brake application.

A brake will grab in the same spot. Same as our bicycles did as kids.

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 03:10:54 PM »

yes, the flat spot will be on the bottom when you inspect the tires because the tag tire slid to a stop on the same spot with every brake application.

A brake will grab in the same spot. Same as our bicycles did as kids.

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I think your right.  I can see the brakes trying to stop the tire and when the speed got low enough the flat spot would cause a a hang up spot. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 07:29:43 AM »

Other way around, the brakes have the hang up spot, the tire is the victim, not the cause.

Hardcore PM, that tag drum needs to be checked for roundness.

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