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Old 02-27-2020, 10:20 AM
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The front tires on our 2018 Yamaha have a wear problem that the dealer claims cannot be corrected. He suggests a possible fix which would cost me roughly $267.00 but could not guarantee success. I called Yamaha Corp (866 747 4027) and they agreed that there is not a camber adjustment to correct the issue. They are aware of the problem but said Yamaha Engineering has not come up with a fix. Seems this is a problem on late models. Appreciate others thoughts and maybe a fix. Thanks
I experienced the same problem with my front wheel brackets. The dealer says it is a manufacturing problem that Yamaha refuses to acknowledge. I had them replaced and had to buy two new front tires. Shame on Yamaha, but there seems to be no choice but to just swallow hard and move on.
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:51 AM
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Keep tire pressure wearing on the inside ( decrease pressure some ) if wearing on the outside (increase pressure some) try this

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Old 02-27-2020, 11:09 AM
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If you have 10" Loadstars, I believe 26-28 PSI is a good number. I have 20k miles on my 2014 Yamaha with 10" Loadstars and should not have any problem making it to 30k miles.

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So much ralk about tire pressure. What is recommended pressure for 2009 and 2015 Yamaha Carts. Even my mechanic and The Villages golf cart store disagree.
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Old 02-27-2020, 11:42 AM
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Had this issue on our 2010 Yamaha Drive. Tried several times to get dealer to align without success. Finally called Joe's Cart Repair and he aligned the front wheels and had no problems after that. Unfortunately, I believe he retired and the business has merged with Southern Cart Works in Fruitland Park (352) 391-2047. I have used them for my cart service and repairs for the last 5-6 years and am VERY pleased with their honesty. I suggest you talk with Brian the owner and he will give you a straight answer on whether or not he thinks he can fix your problem.
I’m no expert on cart maintenance, but it’s hard to believe that if enough owners would have this same issue it would be a major recall. If Yamaha knew they could fix this issue & they knew about it this model wouldn’t of gotten to the dealership. I wouldn’t think Yamaha would want this problem to get out. I worked for Ford Mo. Co. for 38 yrs. & no matter what anybody thinks Ford, GM or Chrysler would of jerk these off the dealers lots or had them fixed. Yamaha I can’t believe they wouldn’t do something or they better trade them in & get another brand. Just my opinion!
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tires start to wear right out of the shop.
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I’m no expert on cart maintenance, but it’s hard to believe that if enough owners would have this same issue it would be a major recall. If Yamaha knew they could fix this issue & they knew about it this model wouldn’t of gotten to the dealership. I wouldn’t think Yamaha would want this problem to get out. I worked for Ford Mo. Co. for 38 yrs. & no matter what anybody thinks Ford, GM or Chrysler would of jerk these off the dealers lots or had them fixed. Yamaha I can’t believe they wouldn’t do something or they better trade them in & get another brand. Just my opinion!



The issue is only an issue on hard-surface roads. Most carts in the USA are on grass.
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We had the issue of severe wear on our front tires, and found out it needed an alignment. We took it to the Villages Golf Cart store in Brownwood and they fixed it. Our new tires are not wearing.
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We had the issue of severe wear on our front tires, and found out it needed an alignment. We took it to the Villages Golf Cart store in Brownwood and they fixed it. Our new tires are not wearing.
What year cart do you have?
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:19 AM
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The front tires on our 2018 Yamaha have a wear problem that the dealer claims cannot be corrected. He suggests a possible fix which would cost me roughly $267.00 but could not guarantee success. I called Yamaha Corp (866 747 4027) and they agreed that there is not a camber adjustment to correct the issue. They are aware of the problem but said Yamaha Engineering has not come up with a fix. Seems this is a problem on late models. Appreciate others thoughts and maybe a fix. Thanks

My 2014 club car needed a “camber” adjustment. I was told it can’t be adjusted. I contacted “Garett’s Carts” 325-396-8342. He replaced the king pins with ones that have 3 mounting positions. Yamaha May not have adjustable king pins. I would make the call. It cost me a couple of hundred and a pickup and return service fee consistent with previous price estimate.
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tires start to wear right out of the shop.
All tires start wearing as soon as they hit the road!
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Many times the tires wear due to underinflation. Make sure your air pressure is correct.
Or over inflated.
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:59 PM
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My 2012 1/2 Yamaha has around 12,000 miles. I had back issue and deflated the air pressure to 14 to 16 lbs. on the back to easy the jarring. It worn the outside tread in about 5,000 miles. The front tires I keep at 25/26 and the are worn evenly with about 1/2 tread worn.

I replaced Back tires and ran 26 psi and have 6,000 miles on them and show hardly any wear. In 12K miles I have replaced 1 tie rod (I re-aligned the front end myself using marker and tape measure) two tires, air filter and spark plug twice, battery, just replaced the drive belt and starter generator belt, and changed oil at least every 6 months. It runs and rides like new still. I had club car before, front ends are weak And wear out, not really made heavy duty to be driving on asphalt and concrete at 20 MPH. so far the Yamaha way ahead of club cars IMO for street use.

I check my tire pressure every 4 weeks or so. It’s always down. 1 to 4 psi depending on high or low the weather temperature goes up or down in that month. If you don’t check you’re tires pressure it going to to be low in 4 to 6 weeks and go lower if left unchecked. Which will cause you’re tires to wear on the outside edges. If you over inflate them they I’ll wear in the middle.

IMO majority of cart driver’s just get in and go have little knowledge how to maintain cart. If you depend on servicing one year to maintain you’re cart you will have problem’s IMO.
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I’m no expert on cart maintenance, but it’s hard to believe that if enough owners would have this same issue it would be a major recall. If Yamaha knew they could fix this issue & they knew about it this model wouldn’t of gotten to the dealership. I wouldn’t think Yamaha would want this problem to get out. I worked for Ford Mo. Co. for 38 yrs. & no matter what anybody thinks Ford, GM or Chrysler would of jerk these off the dealers lots or had them fixed. Yamaha I can’t believe they wouldn’t do something or they better trade them in & get another brand. Just my opinion!
Golf cart are for golf courses, they are modified in villages for street use. IMO majority don’t maintain them using them for street use, which IMO at least triples the problems that they could encounter?
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:15 AM
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I have a 2013 4-steat Yamaha. Over 15,000 miles w/great tire wear. Always keep your tires properly inflated.
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