Hoover Posted March 20, 2007 Share Posted March 20, 2007 My guess is probably me, but I am not sure how to correct it. The setup: I am out for a ride with a friend on twisty roads, it's a nice afternoon and there is hardly any cars on the road so we begin to pick up the pace. Nothing stupid fast, but we are moving at a very good clip. We both have the same bike, he has a few more years riding experience than myself. The problem: As we get into the twists and turns that are allowing us to get the bikes leaned over, I begin to get a greasy feeling in the rear tire about mid-turn when on the throttle. Slow in, look through turn, lean, roll on the throttle is how I am approaching the turns (most of the time, hey nobody's perfect ). So I alter my approach, slow in, look through the turn, ease on the throttle, past the apex of the turn then roll on more throttle, now the rear tire feels like it is spinning as I exit the turn. Once it felt as if it hooked up well and I lifted the front wheel from the pavement slightly and decided that this was not the way to approach the turns either, so I did what seemed sensible and slowed down. My friend riding the same type machine had no issues such as this. I do not ride like this all the time, but do enjoy the twisty roads from time to time. I do not feel like I was doing anything unfamiliar to me, although that is only the second time I have been on this stretch of road. So my guess is I was riding a bit over my skill level, even though I may not want to admit it. I am not so sure my tires may be too warn, 4500 miles on Pilot Powers I am told are rated between 5000 and 6000 miles and do show a flat groove from a long highway trip. I still have tread left before the wear bars are exposed. Perhaps a bit of both? What could I have done differently? Link to comment
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