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Old 06-05-2008, 02:20 AM   #1
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Thumb Wobble - not always the scorp........

I had a bit of a wobble/vibration at anything over 60mph and I blamed it on the worn front scorp. Changed the scorp for another new scorp (why?) but the wobble was worse. I had a part worn scorp with a good 2500 miles left on it so I thought I'd try that. When the tyre was off, I put the rim back in the forks to just check for trueness. Bingo, the wheel was pi$$ed. A bit of patience with the spoke wrench, tyre back on, balanced and a trial run at 100mph proved it. My GPS not longer tries to shake itself from its mount in a desperate attempt for freedom.
But I think I'll be giving the scorps a miss in future. Time to try new things.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:24 AM   #2
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For pure road work the Avon RoadRider is nice, much better grip and stability than the Scorp, but no off road potential at all
If you really want road performance a different wheel set is the best answer.


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Old 06-05-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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19" front w/Avon Distanzias work great offroad

My 19" Avon Distanzias works fine on jeep roads . . . even with the stock 18" wheel/Scorpions. 19" wheels are definitely more durable than the stock 21". Yes, 21" will do better on rough ground than 19" . . . the 950 eats up the bumps fine with either wheel.

I have a 17" rear with Scorpion Syncs that do fine off road too.

A 19" FRONT / 18" REAR gave me no issues.

A full set of 19" front/ 17" rear is a bit pricey . . . better to work up to it a little at a time
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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I had a bit of a wobble/vibration at anything over 60mph and I blamed it on the worn front scorp. Changed the scorp for another new scorp (why?) but the wobble was worse. I had a part worn scorp with a good 2500 miles left on it so I thought I'd try that. When the tyre was off, I put the rim back in the forks to just check for trueness. Bingo, the wheel was pi$$ed. A bit of patience with the spoke wrench, tyre back on, balanced and a trial run at 100mph proved it. My GPS not longer tries to shake itself from its mount in a desperate attempt for freedom.
But I think I'll be giving the scorps a miss in future. Time to try new things.
BTW - I just put my 990 in for service yesterday - and for new front and rear tyres. I asked for the Scorps front and rear. Rear went on no issues, but they wouldn't release the bike to me as the front had 60mph+ major head shake. After stuffing around for a bit, they swapped to a Metzeler front. Problem went away immediately. That 'new' front Scorps is now in the trash bin.
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