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Old 04-03-2012, 11:20 PM   #21
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Glad to hear your enjoying your bike.
I too have encountered this problem a few times turning left and crossing cross walk paint lines.

I actually want to know what to do in this situation. I feel like too much gas should end in a low side while not enough; a high side.

Does anyone know the proper way to handle this aside from well wishing?
Smash the gas and drift.

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but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:09 AM   #22
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sounds like you did everything right...even if you didn't know you were doing it. One thing that I catch myself doing periodically is "crossing over" the bike in turns (body position). It's the wrong body position that unnecessarily increases lean angle, and could possibly cause the situation you described.

It's hard to describe, but you shouldn't find yourself pushing the bike down under you. If anything, your upper body should move so your helmet is centered on the bike, or moved towards the mirror on the inside of the turn.

I'm not saying that is what caused your experience, but it could have. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure....

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #23
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So just to clairify before I spend $300 on tires. The stock sizes are:

160/60-17 (Front)
120/70-17 (Rear)

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You can also use a 150/70 in the rear which, IMO, gives a better profile than a 160/60.
Is this a common change over stock and is it recommended over the stock size?
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #24
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So just to clairify before I spend $300 on tires. The stock sizes are:

160/60-17 (Front)
120/70-17 (Rear)



Is this a common change over stock and is it recommended over the stock size?
No.

120/70 is the front, 150/70 is stock rear. Someone already put a 160/60 on the rear of yours apparently.
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Oops, I put that backwards.

So do I want to stay with the 160/60-17 that's on there now, or go back to stock at 150/70-17.

I'm confused.
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go with the 150/70-17
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Someone already put a 160/60 on the rear of yours apparently.
And actually went with the crappy Macadams AGAIN.
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go with the 150/70-17
Ah,

I already ordered the 160/60-17 rear. Hopefully that doesn't cause an issue. I had to put down a deposit since it was special order so I doubt I can cancel now. On a good not, I was able to get them to match the online price I found, but mounting these darn things is expensive.
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It's not a big deal, and if you're already used to the 160 profile you should be OK. It's just a taller more rounded, but have a smaller contact patch on the road.
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Smash the gas and drift.

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