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Old 25-01-2012, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by matthewmosse View Post
I think they softened the compound about 5 years back as new tyres are not lasting as long as the older tyres that the oufits came with. Grip has always to my mind been excellent too, even on my 1000cc twin plugged bmw, which was more of a challenge to keep the front end down. If I had an outfit that was that hard on the front tyre, I'd get the alighnment and setup sorted, a sidecar should be steerable and rideable 1 handed though that's subject to usual disclaimers about loading, wind etc
true, and not! setting up an outfit is always a compromise. you can make them stable as hell but they then are heavy to steer, equally you can make em light steering but that comes at the expense of stability. but regardless of how it feels in a straight line, it all goes out the window when you either snap open the throttle or stamp on the brakes! ive had some very heavy outfits, and they can take weeks and weeks of fettling before theyre something like right in most conditions.
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