|08-27-2008, 12:40 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2006
avon gripsters on the 950????
i like my scropion on the rear but the front scrop gives the bike a front wobble at decel from 70-80 mph!
i noticed the the gripster front is damn close the same tread pattern as the scrop and i am thinking about trying it has anyone else had any exprerience???
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|08-27-2008, 06:45 PM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Stanley, NC
I ran a Gripster front with a Scorp rear on my SE (140/80-18 rear on the SE's 2.5" rim) and would run the same combo again for 90% street riding without hesitation. The Gripster sticks great, is stone stable, and lasts a loooong time.
Sucks off road. It's pretty much a street tire.
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|08-27-2008, 08:40 PM||#3|
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good question I too would like to know as i'm ordering new tread in the morning.
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|08-27-2008, 08:51 PM||#4|
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver, Not! BC...
I ran the old style gripster front on my 640 E and it was great on road.
actually didn't do to bad on dirt roads either. aired down it was decent.
lasted forever. still have it for a spare
|08-27-2008, 11:06 PM||#5|
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Main Street, Shedd, Oregon
Don't think so
Bet the wobble is caused by your rear tire. I don't think changing the front will matter much unless it is worn really square.
This bike has an odd combination of bias in the front and a very wide radial in the back. That big rear tire will put a lot of influence on the front, esp. when it gets a little square. Try pumping the rear tire up to the max, or more.
If you are riding mainly on the street, look at the 19/17 rims. That will give you a radial on both ends. It handles great. The front stops wiggling on rain grooves and you can really get on the brakes in those off-camber down hill corners.
Also, loose bags will cause the front to wiggle. OR a big trunk with something heavy in it.
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