A friend called me to ask if I'd look at his Concours 14. He had new Battlax tires put on 1000 miles ago and he said the front had begun to feel vague in corners. He's a commuter so when I saw the tire was a little squared off on the center it didn't surprise me, although with 1000 miles on it it seemed premature. What did surprise me was the ripples along the edge of the squared off section...it's not really cupping, more like worms just under the surface of the tire. I checked all the front suspension stuff, tire pressures (38 front 42 rear) and then rode the bike. Sure enough, in a corner at certain lean angles I could feel the nose get loose feeling. A little throttle would stand the bike up just enough to make it go away, but it was back at each corner at normal 20-30 mph speeds. We tried to photograph it, but it's difficult to see...easy to feel with your hand though. So has anyone seen something like this and any thoughts as to if it's normal or not? My Tourance on the front of my GS has 9K on it and has no cupping or ripples so we're kind of surprised at this with the Battlax. Thanks Note.....I did find some photos showing scalloping that look very similar to the pattern we're seeing.