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Old 07-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #16
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I don't mind the curb so much, the lower layer grated crap that they leave makes me nervous...
OTOH, I always wondered why those "Motorcycles Use Caution" signs for grooved and "grated" pavement are needed, I have never had any actual trouble from those pavements. The bike just swims around a little but averages out to the initial course desired.

However for some reason I know not, my road bike (KTM 990 for dirt & paved roads) is unusually sensitive to tar snakes. Some of the asphalt roads here are laced with these and the front wobble is so bad that the first time it happened, I pulled over because I thought I had a flat front tire.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #17
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OTOH, I always wondered why those "Motorcycles Use Caution" signs for grooved and "grated" pavement are needed, I have never had any actual trouble from those pavements. The bike just swims around a little but averages out to the initial course desired.

However for some reason I know not, my road bike (KTM 990 for dirt & paved roads) is unusually sensitive to tar snakes. Some of the asphalt roads here are laced with these and the front wobble is so bad that the first time it happened, I pulled over because I thought I had a flat front tire.
Maybe they are better at sweeping where you are than the great Philly Meto area, its not the grooves that scare me, its all of the shit IN the grooves. I'd much rather deal with tarsnakes. Around here its basically like hitting lightly graveled hardpack at 70mph.

Not fun when you tend to run tires with only enough tread to move the water out of the way a little.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #18
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OTOH, I always wondered why those "Motorcycles Use Caution" signs for grooved and "grated" pavement are needed, I have never had any actual trouble from those pavements. The bike just swims around a little but averages out to the initial course desired.

However for some reason I know not, my road bike (KTM 990 for dirt & paved roads) is unusually sensitive to tar snakes. Some of the asphalt roads here are laced with these and the front wobble is so bad that the first time it happened, I pulled over because I thought I had a flat front tire.
Try different tires, pressures, and shock sag settings.
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