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Old 14th April 2018, 09:37 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 14th April 2018, 09:54 PM
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Up to you really, it makes cornering shitty if it's bad
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Old 14th April 2018, 10:00 PM
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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.
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Old 14th April 2018, 11:01 PM
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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.
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Old 14th April 2018, 11:40 PM
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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
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Old 14th April 2018, 11:59 PM
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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
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Old 15th April 2018, 12:31 AM
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Easy to spin up the rear if you gas it when its on the ridge of the flat spot.
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Old 15th April 2018, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieBeGood
Easy to spin up the rear if you gas it when its on the ridge of the flat spot.
Ya but thats whats good about a squared off tyre.
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Old 15th April 2018, 08:07 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 15th April 2018, 10:13 AM
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when the bike can stand up on its own,time to change me thinks...
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Old 15th April 2018, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: Squared off tyres

Originally Posted by PADDYOT
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
yea i hate that feeling its horrible
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Old 15th April 2018, 01:07 PM
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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.
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Old 15th April 2018, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwomany
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.
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.
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Old 15th April 2018, 02:51 PM
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I'd imagine tourers and lads that go continental have squaring off as normal?
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Old 15th April 2018, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Squared off tyres

Originally Posted by GONKO
I'm just unsure of what a fucked squared off tyre looks like.
Like this.

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Originally Posted by GONKO
I'd imagine tourers and lads that go continental have squaring off as normal?
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.
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Old 15th April 2018, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
Like this.

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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.
That's a donedeal 75% There's at least another 10k to be had out of that
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Old 15th April 2018, 09:23 PM
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What PSI do you set that tire to? Try dropping it a bit and see how you feel.
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Old 15th April 2018, 10:06 PM
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Nahhhh, this is squared off and madness in one....

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Old 15th April 2018, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sleazy Rider
Nahhhh, this is squared off and madness in one....

That's for yanks who have long straights... and can't ride.
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Old 16th April 2018, 02:03 AM
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Default Re: Squared off tyres

Originally Posted by Gixxer
Like this.

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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.
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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