New to darkside, new feel but is it normal?

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New to darkside, new feel but is it normal?

Post  dajain on Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:45 pm

Just went to the darkside with my '93 GL1500 Goldwing. Initial ride proved different which is what I expected. The best way I can describe is rear of bike feels like it want to keep going straight, or the rear end is "swerving" to the outside. I do know there would be a difference. But is this feel normal?

At first I tried 35 psi on the tire and swerve was pretty distinct. Them up'ed it to 45 psi (tire is rated for 51) and swerve got less but didn't like the feel of it. Lowered it to 31 and I'll go from there. Tire I am using is:175/60R-16 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max SL
What pressure are you guys and ladies using in these tires on these heavy bikes?

I know it's sticking to the road, I am new to a CT on the rear, and probably just need to get used to it but any info that is similar to my application would be great.
Thanks ahead of time for any replies
Dave

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Re: New to darkside, new feel but is it normal?

Post  Mike Sal on Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:39 pm

How tall is your new tire? From the research I've done you just have to keep playing with the air pressure to get the best feel you want.
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Re: New to darkside, new feel but is it normal?

Post  dajain on Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:02 am

I'm running the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175/60/16.

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Re: New to darkside, new feel but is it normal?

Post  bandito_two on Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:44 pm

If increasing the PSI helped some, you might also try upping the shock pre-load setting for a little bit firmer ride.
That might help reduce the wallowing you seem to be experiencing. It might also reduce a tendency for head shake
wobbling as well. Just a suggestion to try.
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