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Old 04-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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So it looks as though I should invest in some new tires?

I see that the PR3's are highly recommended, but I can't find any in the correct size. Mine are 160/70-17 and I can only find 170/60-17 or 160/60-17.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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120/70/17 in the front
160/60/17 in the rear

As far as what tires to get the PR2 or 3 are highly recommended. I have a set of conti motions on their way (just because of the lower cost).
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #13
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I love my Contis
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #14
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I dont know what you did right or wrong or what the problem was but your tires are old and you should get new ones asap.

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120/70/17 in the front
160/60/17 in the rear

As far as what tires to get the PR2 or 3 are highly recommended.

I ordered my second set of the PR3 the other day. You would have to do a lot to persuade me to buy anything else. I am confident in rain on commutes and on the track. the milage is good too.

As far as what I would have done in your situation. I would have countersteered and let go of the gas.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #15
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5 year old tires? I bet that's your issue. Time for new ones ASAP!!!

PS. Glad you made it through OK. Time for new shorts!
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #16
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120/70/17 in the front
160/60/17 in the rear

As far as what tires to get the PR2 or 3 are highly recommended. I have a set of conti motions on their way (just because of the lower cost).
So these are the correct size for my bike (2005 - 600cc)? I wonder why there is a different size rear on there now?

Thanks. I'll order some new ones as soon as I nail down the size.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #17
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You can also use a 150/70 in the rear which, IMO, gives a better profile than a 160/60.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #18
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Well, I was riding back to work after lunch and made the same turn I've made about 100 times. It's just a normal left turn from one street to another, nothing fancy.

For some reason, the back end started sliding out on me. I noticed I was going a little faster than normal, but nothing crazy. I was within what I felt were my limits. My lean angle was a little steeper than normal, perhaps from the extra speed. I could feel the back tire starting to walk around and for some reason, I hit the gas. The bike hooked up and I was able to complete the turn with nothing more than a big scare.

What are you supposed to do in that situation?

That was scary!
Not sure how much gas you added when the rear broke away, but its good you stayed on the gas, a sudden chop off of throttle would of transfered the weight forward (taking weight off the rear tire) and made it worse. Glad to hear the rubber side stayed down and your ok.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #19
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sliding is fun
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #20
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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?
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