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Old March 28th, 2017, 08:47 PM   #31
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I might drop the triple tree a bit.
Seriously, if I breathe on my bar ends above 80, they wiggle. Scary light. Bags off doesn't reduce this very much.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #32
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I felt that with the touring windscreen. Maybe because it was causing me to sit back, or was unloading the front. I took it off, and it was way better.

But I still find this bike brutal on the highway, just being out exposed to the full brunt of the wind. Anything over 80 is a workout.
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Old March 29th, 2017, 04:56 AM   #33
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I might drop the triple tree a bit.
Seriously, if I breathe on my bar ends above 80, they wiggle. Scary light. Bags off doesn't reduce this very much.
Still using PR3s?

Do not care for how those front tires wobble.
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Old March 29th, 2017, 06:42 AM   #34
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I might drop the triple tree a bit.
Seriously, if I breathe on my bar ends above 80, they wiggle. Scary light. Bags off doesn't reduce this very much.
Lowering your triples might actually cause the opposite affect. Be careful. Sounds counter-intuitive, but it's going to change the steering rake angle to be closer to 0 and make it wobble more.

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I felt that with the touring windscreen. Maybe because it was causing me to sit back, or was unloading the front. I took it off, and it was way better.

But I still find this bike brutal on the highway, just being out exposed to the full brunt of the wind. Anything over 80 is a workout.
I've ridden my hyper a few times without the windscreen. Seriously anything 80+ is almost scary. The amount of wind on an upright body is insane. On the other hand, with my aftermarket windscreen, I've pulled the bike up to 120 and it's still easy enough to control. I don't know how SP riders do it!
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Old March 29th, 2017, 08:04 AM   #35
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I felt that with the touring windscreen. Maybe because it was causing me to sit back, or was unloading the front. I took it off, and it was way better.

But I still find this bike brutal on the highway, just being out exposed to the full brunt of the wind. Anything over 80 is a workout.
I suppose I should try a windscreen, strong headwinds and 80 + do get interesting, but I've never ridden a bike with a proper windscreen so I guess I don't know what I'm missing.

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Old March 29th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #36
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Still rockin' PR3's. They are the best rubber I've had on her for overall handling.

I'm remembering way back to when I dropped the tree on my R6. I'm recalling that reducing the rake gave better low speed response and sacrificed high end stability. Won't do that then.

I have no delusions that this bike is a grand tourer. Just wondering if adding some better bits up front quieted the scariness at speed. It certainly needs suspension work, regardless. I don't want to slap a steering damper on if it won't solve the one issue I bought it for. If I remember right, those don't do dick for point and shoot driving.
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Old March 29th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #37
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No, the front PR3 wobble badly in many circumstances. So bad that I used a PR4 for the front.

The Pirelli Rosso 3 is so superior to the PR3 that they are in different universes.

If you are looking for a high mileage sport touring tire look at the new Metzler Roadtec 01.



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Still rockin' PR3's. They are the best rubber I've had on her for overall handling.

I'm remembering way back to when I dropped the tree on my R6. I'm recalling that reducing the rake gave better low speed response and sacrificed high end stability. Won't do that then.

I have no delusions that this bike is a grand tourer. Just wondering if adding some better bits up front quieted the scariness at speed. It certainly needs suspension work, regardless. I don't want to slap a steering damper on if it won't solve the one issue I bought it for. If I remember right, those don't do dick for point and shoot driving.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 12:22 PM   #38
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The Ohlins TTX36 and the Mupo K911's have arrived. I ordered a set of Rosso III's as well. Rented a Triumph Street Triple in Vegas last week which had the Rosso's on it. They were so good I had to put some on the 939!

I'll post some pics when the installation is complete.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #39
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Metzeler Roadtec 01 get rave reviews with a combo of wet handling, quick warm up and agility. Might try them after my scorpion trail 2s take a dirt nap.

The trail2s seem OK,never let me down in the wet, or on frost heave roads etc - but they've cupped and flattened pretty fast, even though I've used them as they're described. Not sure how much actual off road grip they have, though I've ridden some tough roads, so maybe a street tire is worth trying.

As far as touring on the strada - keep the grip twisted and you keep going. Always happy in the morning to see it waiting. The hand guards and windscreen do a reasonable job - otherwise I dress for the occasion and all is good.

Ponder the inmate doing 120mph with full bags. Not me, not ever.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #40
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I Ride: 16 Honda CRF250l, 2016 Hyperstada 939
Ohlins TTX36, Mupo K911's carts and Diablo Rosa III's installed today. Rode 50 miles and the bike is so much smoother, especially the forks. No longer do rough DC roads shake my teeth out and jerk the bike off line. Didn't lean it over much as the tires felt a little squirmy at first. I did however go from flat footing to tip toes on the bike.
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