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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 06:03 PM
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Thought not exactly related, I concur with the wonky steering associated with low tire pressure. I suffered a rear tire blow-out (on a practically new tire :-( grrrr) while riding down the highway. Ran over what I though was a pebble. Turns out it was likely a chunk of glass, or sharp metal. Poked a decent sized hole in the rear. I had no idea I had was loosing air for several minutes. At first I just though "man, the tar-snakes on the road are really sticky today". My back end was sort of doing it's own thing. By the time I had to turn off the highway I realized something was wrong and saw my rear was flat. Turning (left) off the highway was a very odd sensation. I was turning the bike, but the rear pretty much didn't want to follow. It would sort of flop around and do it's own thing.

Also, my DR650 needs air every week. I know the tires are low when it gets mushy and difficult to steer.

So I agree, correct tire pressure definitely helps in turning and steering.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 01:20 PM
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 11:23 PM
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Probably a dumb input here --- However, I find myself occasionally Pushing Down on handle bar instead of Pushing Forward. You know - push Right go Right means push handle bar end forward.

In other words the force I am putting on the handle bar feels heavy for the curve I am making. It's because the force is about 1/2 down and 1/2 forward. Maybe saying, pushing at an angle on the handle bar is what I do makes more sense.

Lean your head and upper body toward the mirror on the side where you are turning (or for that matter shift off the seat as racers do). You will be surprised how even a slight shift of head and upper body toward the mirror will make a turn feel.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 11:33 PM
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What about the rear tire squaring out by riding mostly on straight roads. With only 3500 miles my rear tire seem to be square_
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