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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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130/70 front cruiser tires...are you guys also getting the slippery feeling......

when going over tar snakes..doesnt matter how hot or cold, i notice my front end feels slippery then regrips when i get off tar snakes, also notices if there is a grove in the road these tires find it and run it in.

never really noticed that with the sportbike as i do with this goldwing but more so these sized tires.

could it maybe be the compound?




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Check your tire pressures.

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not only have i checked the tire pressure, not only am i on 3 differant goldwing sites, and all those guys say keep it pumped 31f 41 rear to prevent cupping on the front tire "as i already know about cupping but anyway"


yes they are/were at 36/41



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That's the size of the front tire on my Katana and I've always felt like that. Never realized that a bigger tire would help.

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unless i misstated the goldwing front tire, i can not believe this thing is on a kantana.

its BIGGER then a sportbike tires..which is why i am thinking the more suface area is making these new known things that i am feeling VS the smaller tire of a sportbike.



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Ken: You need to loosen up on the bars. Relax a little out there and let it flow. Your white knuckle newbie-ness is transferring everything through the bars. Settle down. Be fluid. Look through the turn.

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you dont get any looser with the cruiser control on, the other hand is trying to find a radio station and your almost dragging pegs



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according to the site below, the katana front tire is a 17 inch 120/70, which is thinner than most sportbike tires. Maybe you listed the size wrong or maybe the site is wrong. My bike is 800 miles away so I can't check it myself.


http://www.motorbikes.be/en/Suzuki/2...0F%20(Katana)/

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hum let me recheck my tire size.



OOPS!!!

its a 130/70 18inch.



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according the that same site, your front tire is an 18 inch 130/70 unless it isn't stock.


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I think they have the Katana's listed wrong too. Other sportbikes who have wider tires also show a 120/70 and I know that Kat's is thinner.

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Inertia brother inertia. That 900lb beasty is going to want to slide out (Or hold it's "Newtonian" line) more readily than a 400lb sport bike. It's got squat to do with the rubber. Just live with it.

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Inertia brother inertia. That 900lb beasty is going to want to slide out (Or hold it's "Newtonian" line) more readily than a 400lb sport bike. It's got squat to do with the rubber. Just live with it.

that was my other thought.."i have my own ideas but didnt want people agreeing, i wanted to see others good ideas of why or the facts"



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Its the weight bro, our bikes just glide over the tar snakes like little bumps, your bus is steam-rollin those muther fockers..........

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All the school buses do that(have a lose front end), why should yours be different?
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The Electra-Glide does the same thing. It's just enough to get the pucker-factor going, but it still holds it's line pretty well. I've tried varrying the pressures in mine, but it still does it.

Sorry, but I haven't figured out how to make it stop yet. I just try to stay off of the tar snakes.

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Inertia works for and against you. While you are doomed to "squirm" more than a light weight sportbike, it takes more to upset the ability to ride through it.

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Get it real bad on da bandit too.... but it is heavy, and the front end is shitty
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Perhaps you're overdamped on compression or you're decellerating over them and overloading the front. Or too much rear pre-load is causing a forward bias attitude.....maybe

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My harley has a squirly feeling also, especially at high speed. the rear end feels like its wandering side to side. it a combo of tires and chasis flex on mine. I am having the new progressive shocks put on week which may help it some, but i really need to go in and redesign how the swing arm mounts and stifen it up.




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On the grooved surfaces (construction), ive noticed some cause the bike to wiggle more then others.

My 15 year old tires have problems going over tar things too.


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My harley has a squirly feeling also, especially at high speed. the rear end feels like its wandering side to side. it a combo of tires and chasis flex on mine. I am having the new progressive shocks put on week which may help it some, but i really need to go in and redesign how the swing arm mounts and stifen it up.
Oh sheesh, just go buy a Honda.

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Its the stock dunlop front tire , mine did the same thing , I've changed to the E3 sinc wearing out the stockers and no more problems with the snakes .
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