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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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F4 feels like it steps out on turns

I have been getting used to my 312 and trying to lean it into corners a bit more. The other day I went to take an off ramp and when I leaned it over it felt like it wanted to slip out the rear. It has new diablos on it that arent scuffed that far but I wasn't pushing it and was not leaned THAT far over or under a lot of power. I have ridden other bikes like my friends 1098 that feel like they want to just fall over at a point so I don't know it it is a charicteristic of the bike or what. Maybe something about the Diablo profile?
It has happened twice now so I am guessing it was not just a fluke. The bike is an 08 with 2300 miles on it and everything seems tight. tire pressure is OK and I don't feel any play in the rear wheel bearing. Any Ideas?
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Caggy, it's happened twice.
Cold tires?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 02:15 PM
I've got diablo's on mine and after being used to Michelins in the past the Pirelli's do seem to drop into corners. There's nothing wrong with them but I think I'll revert to Michelins next time I change. Tyres are a very personal issue on bikes, for everyone like me who prefers Michelins there will be plenty of others who think the Pirellis are better, or indeed another brand altogether. You pays yer money........


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I have been getting used to my 312 and trying to lean it into corners a bit more. The other day I went to take an off ramp and when I leaned it over it felt like it wanted to slip out the rear. It has new diablos on it that arent scuffed that far but I wasn't pushing it and was not leaned THAT far over or under a lot of power. I have ridden other bikes like my friends 1098 that feel like they want to just fall over at a point so I don't know it it is a charicteristic of the bike or what. Maybe something about the Diablo profile?
It has happened twice now so I am guessing it was not just a fluke. The bike is an 08 with 2300 miles on it and everything seems tight. tire pressure is OK and I don't feel any play in the rear wheel bearing. Any Ideas?
Probaly you have just hitted the part of the tyre that was still new and slippery.
If that's not the case and tyre pressure is ok, then it's probably time to set up the rear shock.
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...Or something's not right. Check your pressures are correct, just in case that's causing the rear to drift on a wider line. Could also be a suspension issue if the rear's not settling or is moving about mid-corner
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Tires were warm and pressure ok. It could be just hitting the slippery part but I was at even throttle and not pushing so I would think they would still be pretty grippy. I am used to metzlers and had Avon viper 2s on the R1 so may just be the tires. This is a totally new bike to me and it is very different for me.
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May be a long shot, but make sure your rear wheel hub is OK and has no play
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