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GONKO 14th April 2018 09:37 PM

Squared off tyres
 
Just wondering at what point you replace tyres of squared off a little, or is it really important in the grand scheme of things.

Frisco 14th April 2018 09:54 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
Up to you really, it makes cornering shitty if it's bad

allsorts&oddjobs 14th April 2018 10:00 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
On a commuter doesnt make much difference, if its for fun at the weekend change em when you feel it a bit gammy when heeling over, itll feel as if its going up on the corner of the tyre if that makes sense, basically when you lose confidence in the tyre grip.

GONKO 14th April 2018 11:01 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
So it was my commuter for a few months last year. Lately though its more of a novelty, but not quite carving up the twisters as I'm still pretty new. I like just getting out and riding and might lob it into the odd bend. Tyres are only starting to show a smidgen of squaring at the rear. Only a tiny bit.
Unless I'm getting the knee down......does squaring off fuck the bike stability or turning ability. Or does squaring off only apply to Rossi wannabes......or marquez wannabes this day and age lol.

Frisco 14th April 2018 11:40 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
You'll feel it as soon as you try to do any sort of slightly spirited riding. It feels as if you're turning into a corner then the bike suddenly drops as you go over the ridge in the tyre

PADDYOT 14th April 2018 11:59 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
Doesn't affect stability. Initial turning may be slightly impaired. Transition from turn-in to edge of the tyre can feel like falling off a cliff, which doesn't inspire confidence. Not directed at you OP but I can never understand folks scrimping on the one thing that connects you to the road and keeps you safe, your tyres! If they're only squared off a little bit I wouldn't worry about it, ride on :thumbsup2:

RobbieBeGood 15th April 2018 12:31 AM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
Easy to spin up the rear if you gas it when its on the ridge of the flat spot.

joe williams 15th April 2018 01:22 AM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=RobbieBeGood;3531694]Easy to spin up the rear if you gas it when its on the ridge of the flat spot.[/quote]

Ya but thats whats good about a squared off tyre.

chrismon 15th April 2018 08:07 AM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
Stick a picture up, your idea of squared off could be completely different to ours.
When you are leaning the bike over and it feels like it's about to fall over for a second, then it's time to change.

fabiostar 15th April 2018 10:13 AM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
when the bike can stand up on its own,time to change me thinks...:bikerie:

addicted to rage 15th April 2018 10:54 AM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=PADDYOT;3531691]Doesn't affect stability. Initial turning may be slightly impaired. Transition from turn-in to edge of the tyre can feel like falling off a cliff, which doesn't inspire confidence. Not directed at you OP but I can never understand folks scrimping on the one thing that connects you to the road and keeps you safe, your tyres! If they're only squared off a little bit I wouldn't worry about it, ride on :thumbsup2:[/quote]

yea i hate that feeling its horrible

onetwomany 15th April 2018 01:07 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
Were you the guy who posted up saying you were having trouble with the U-turn for the test? Well squared off tyres will make that just that bit harder since you need to lean the bike in a decent bit to get a tight turn.

GONKO 15th April 2018 02:50 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=onetwomany;3531727]Were you the guy who posted up saying you were having trouble with the U-turn for the test? Well squared off tyres will make that just that bit harder since you need to lean the bike in a decent bit to get a tight turn.[/quote]

Yep, though to be fair I can't blame the tyres on that. They are only beginning to square a tiny bit I think. I'll pop a picture up later. I'd be pretty sure they're not at replacement stage yet, but I'm just unsure of what a fucked squared off tyre looks like.

GONKO 15th April 2018 02:51 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
I'd imagine tourers and lads that go continental have squaring off as normal?

Gixxer 15th April 2018 03:07 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=GONKO;3531744]I'm just unsure of what a fucked squared off tyre looks like.[/quote]

Like this.

[IMG]https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/893/40579888985_b4e842323d_b.jpg[/IMG]

[quote=GONKO;3531745]I'd imagine tourers and lads that go continental have squaring off as normal?[/quote]
Unless you're on a race track, or ride like you're on one, your rear tyre is always going to get a flat spot.

Blanka 15th April 2018 07:14 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=Gixxer;3531746]Like this.

[IMG]https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/893/40579888985_b4e842323d_b.jpg[/IMG]


Unless you're on a race track, or ride like you're on one, your rear tyre is always going to get a flat spot.[/quote]

That's a donedeal 75%:lbhbh: There's at least another 10k to be had out of that:lbhbh:

positron 15th April 2018 09:23 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
What PSI do you set that tire to? Try dropping it a bit and see how you feel.

Sleazy Rider 15th April 2018 10:06 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
Nahhhh, this is squared off and madness in one....

[url]https://youtu.be/PZ_d5IIdRZI[/url]

Gixxer 15th April 2018 10:48 PM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=Sleazy Rider;3531818]Nahhhh, this is squared off and madness in one....

[url]https://youtu.be/PZ_d5IIdRZI[/url][/quote]

That's for yanks who have long straights... and can't ride.

efanton 16th April 2018 02:03 AM

Re: Squared off tyres
 
[quote=Gixxer;3531746]Like this.

[IMG]https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/893/40579888985_b4e842323d_b.jpg[/IMG]


Unless you're on a race track, or ride like you're on one, your rear tyre is always going to get a flat spot.[/quote]

LOL

mine are worse than that. Any worse and I could stand the bike without using the stand.
500 miles a week on the N20 for months on end guarantees squared off tyres.

She's getting nice shiny new Metzler Roadtec 01's this Wednesday though at Lee Honda.


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