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Old 01-11-2013, 12:49 AM   #145
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Originally Posted by gumshoe4 View Post
Interesting. Is that hesitation due to the shift from the harder compound in the center of the tire to the softer compound in the sidewalls?
Nah, it's the grooves.
You'll hit the ones on the front wheel first, and when you start "leaving"
the area of the front grooves the rear grooves "kick in" giving you the
feeling of loosing traction for a millisecond while in reality everything is ok.

Originally Posted by gumshoe4 View Post
I'll watch for that. I'm always a bit cautious with new tires until they break in a bit, but didn't particularly notice anything weird on the ride home...

Thanks for the heads up, Cortez!

I've read somewhere that they had a lot of complaints about that and
that they are making, or have already made a replacement (under the
same name).

Never managed to confirm any of that.

These tires on my scoot in 14" and 13" sizes have more grip then what
I had on my Kawasaki 650R with Dunlop Roadsmarts, and those were
great, too!
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