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Old 08-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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losing grip in the rain

it seems every time i ride in the rain my front tire always slips in a turn and tries to take me out. I think it might just be my tires because im not a daredevil that just dive bombs into turns with no regard, for the most part i still have chicken strips. Does this happen to you guys with real tires?
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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nope, front is good, i commit to the turn (entry) with the proper gear, a little slower than in the dry, then out the apex Throttle on, don't gunit, usually my rear tier wiggles, but nothing big, well most of the time!!!
how bad is your front tire?
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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nope, front is good, i commit to the turn (entry) with the proper gear, a little slower than in the dry, then out the apex Throttle on, don't gunit, usually my rear tier wiggles, but nothing big, well most of the time!!!
how bad is your front tire?
it has about 500 miles on it of just street miles
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I have been having the same problem...Romeo keeps telling me i need new tires...maybe i should listen
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What tires are you running and what pressure are they at?
im running the oem dunlops, and i think the tire pressure is around 20... i lost my air pressure pen
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im running the oem dunlops, and i think the tire pressure is around 20... i lost my air pressure pen
That could be part of your problem. Bump up the air pressure to around 34
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As Big Comfy stated, set your tire pressures to 36 psi. front and 34 psi. rear.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:49 PM   #19
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As Big Comfy stated, set your tire pressures to 36 psi. front and 34 psi. rear.
That will help.
ok ill try that... i hope that will work
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Ive tried everything in the rain except for rain specific tires....They all slip and slide and follow the groves.
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