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Old 06-13-2013, 06:09 AM   #670
Bad Daddy
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Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Raincouver, BC
Oddometer: 103
What Happened?

I understand counter steering. Bicycles, check. Snowmobiles, check (in deep powder, no centrifugal forces, just ski drag). Learned it at motorcycle training.
Had a Heritage Softail; it did it. Have a DRZ 400, it did it ( original tires).

Now, with new tires on it, it feels like it doesn't adhere to the push left/turn left rule.
Feels quite odd. Like making low speed turns on a bicycle. Tires are D606 rear, XCMH front.

Is it just because the tires are new, or is the geometry of the bike all wrong with the tires? Or do I need to put a few miles on them?

I know the tires are heavier, and the tubes are heavier than stock. Would that have an effect?

I should demo a new bike to see if with new stock tires it is the same.

The old tires had 4500 miles on them. Trail Wings, which were fine on the street/highway.

Discuss.
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