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post #21 of 24 Old 11-07-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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I know for a fact that it's not your choice of tire. I have Q2s and on the street I've about an 1/8 inch of infrequently used tire on the rear. On the front, I've 1/4 to 3/8 inch of unused tire.

As to your question, I don't know for a fact why anyone has more front or rear wear to edge, but I guess most folks have a higher confidence level using available traction coming out of a corner vs going into the corner and so use more available tire on the rear. On the street I'm just not ok with pushing the front anywhere near it's limit. I've still had the front start to tuck at low speeds on cold tires, but never to the point that I felt I was going to lose it. On-the-other-hand I enjoy slipping the rear a little and have more confidence with it.

As far as suspension, for me, upgrading has resulted in better wearing tires and more comfort, but it hasn't changed the amount of tire I use front or back one bit.

Like you, I'd like to hear from someone who knows the answer.
Right I don't believe that tire brands make a difference...not as far as this. I am curious but assume right now that I am pushing the Blade into the apex and not out. I am over thinking this maybe looking for a geometry cause but it has to be riding error on my part. If riding to fast into the turn as I think I am doing lately scrubing the front is gonna cause me to lay it down. Now I took a month off from riding and do not recall seeing this before that time. I clean my ride after every ride so I always take a good look at the tires.
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Another thing I thought about is how many miles you have on those forks and fork oil. When I raced I changed the oil every 3 race weekends . But on the street you should do it at least every year. Fork oil level will make a front end dive and do exactly what you are describing . That is a cheap thing you can do in your garage too . Plus you would not believe how dirty it gets and fast too which effects damping.
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I know you may think I am stuck on the suspension and nothing else . But ask any racer or track day guy thats fast what causes a bike to handle bad . !00% suspension thats why we spend a lot of money on suspension mods. It makes a world of difference.
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Another thing I thought about is how many miles you have on those forks and fork oil. When I raced I changed the oil every 3 race weekends . But on the street you should do it at least every year. Fork oil level will make a front end dive and do exactly what you are describing . That is a cheap thing you can do in your garage too . Plus you would not believe how dirty it gets and fast too which effects damping.
Noted for sure...fixing to hit 10k on my bike but have not changed the fork oil yet. I will talk to the shop about having that done. I was planning on doing that soon anyways since evry time I start saving up some dough for new suspension then something odd always comes up money wise.
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