I am running them on my bike and was out a couple of days ago.hello, new to the forum.
what do you guys think about the tires on the duke ( for cold weather specifically )? has anyone experienced any slipping sliding ( front) ?
or is it just me?
can anyone recommend better tires ? ( street only)
i have lost confidence in these tires ( as per my other post about oem parts - front end slid and i wiped out ). i think the maxxis would probably be fine in warmer temps but for cooler weather not so much.I am running them on my bike and was out a couple of days ago.
they are not great cold weather tyres
I have already fitted another Maxxis to the rear and will replace both tyres this summer with something better
ALL good questions. and all my answers are the wrong answers, here goes :When you went down, how many miles were on the bike? Were the tires scrubbed in well, or still new surface on the edges? We're they warmed up well on that ride before leaning into a corner? What pressure were you running? What was the road surface like? Lots of variables involved. It does suck that this happened to you on your new bike.
I've had no issues with the tires, but I've also not been out below about 50 degrees Fahrenheit
at the end of the day as long as you are ok the bike can be fixed annoying **** YESALL good questions. and all my answers are the wrong answers, here goes :
25 miles on bike, tires were NOT scrubbed in,they were NOT warmed up ( first turn ), i checked pressure AFTER the fact - F 34, R 38
road surface looked fine. temp was about low 40's F.
playing through over and over in my head - totally my fault. i took a short ride the day before ( same conditions- same road) and noticed how light and flickable the bike was .
i guess i got careless and leaned in a little too far.
it happend so fast ( instantly) , i remember initiating the turn ( i was only going 10-15 mph so i was kinda relaxed ), next thing i remember i was on the ground wondering what happened.
i usually don't ride in the winter but it was somewhat warm and excited about the new bike. after fixing the bike i guess i will lower tire pressure 3-4 degrees and scrub them in more.
i have taken this turn ( a block from my house ) with every bike i have owned and never had a problem- so i didn't think anything about it. (the reason i was questioning the tires)
it seems none of you guys seem to have a problem withe tires- it must ( and is ) me.
again i'm pissed at myself for being careless- lesson learned.
i sprained my ankle, lost some skin on my knee, some holes in my jeans (lol) and some general aches and pains.at the end of the day as long as you are ok the bike can be fixed annoying **** YES
I’m going to be that guy... :surprise:lost some skin on my knee, some holes in my jeans (lol) and some general aches and pains.
tbh, i don't ride that hard and not that fast - so i i figured i'll deal with with some bumps,bruises and some rash on my legs ( i've always been an ATGATT kind of guy EXCEPT for pants )I’m going to be that guy... :surprise:
You said you were only doing 10-15mph, imagine you had been doing 30-40mph, now imagine again doing 60-70mph and it happening, how much skin do you think you’d lose then?
Learn from this and do yourself a favour and get some proper biking jeans please.
Dress for the slide not the ride and all that.
Thanks Kelevra! I had Road 4's on several bikes and they were particularly good in wet conditions. The front could get a little squirmy under heavy braking or rapid directional changes but it was never off-putting. The Roadtec 01's had an almost identical performance but with less front end squirm. I'll almost certainly go for the T31's but If I do go for the Road 5's, I'll do a review. The 55 profile Road 5's on the Gixxer had a faster turn-in than the 01's as they have a higher crown (pointier profile).Good observations, Geoff.
I've never loved any stock tires that came on my new motorcycles, but at the same time, I'm not shitting on these tires, they work fine for most all conditions. However, I will switch to Michelins, like I've done for every moto I've owned for the past 20 + years because that's what works for me.
You mentioned the Road 5s.. I've had the Road 4's on my ZX-14R, picked up a nail this third season of riding on the same set. Bought a new rear Road 4, keeping the front for the rest of this season. Zero issues with these tires.
When they go, I'll get the Road 5's. Not sure which I'm putting on the 790D yet though, so I look forward to you review of the Road 5's on our motos.