Riding light tonight. Love my racks!
I didn't know that. I just put the whole 1-tire bag in. Maybe the ultra-heavy duty tube asks for more beads then.One thing to think about is the amount of balancing bead put in the tires. It is ok to have a bit too much. But your balance can be way off id too little beads were place in the tires. Each manufacturer has specific amounts for tire volume.
They usually have charts of tire size that gives the recommended amount of beads or sealant to put in. Which brand and type did you put in your tires? Some types are also specific for motorcycle tires.I didn't know that. I just put the whole 1-tire bag in. Maybe the ultra-heavy duty tube asks for more beads then.
Tank bag, however that may cause the wind to blow up to your face. Otherwise a good idea.Anyone else feels that the more weight you add to the back of the tdub, the more unstable the bike becomes?
I could be considered a feather-weight rider I guess at 115 lbs.
I have a heavy setup of racks and luggage at the back. On the front I am now with a Golden Boy and a ultra-heavy duty tube.
I recently found out that the closer I move to the front of the bike on the seat, the more my front wheel feels plant to the ground. But this seating position is quite uncomfortable in the long run.
Generally, I can't feel comfortable on gravel unless I use that seating position. Pushing hard on the handlebars seems to make me feel more secure as well. But it's an impossible way to do your riding hey...
At high speeds (over 90km/h) I've had enough wobble warnings to become very conscious of my driving.
First one happened when I had a pipe wrench in one of my cases. I loaded the bike with no after-thought and all the heavy stuff may have been on that side. It took strong wind gusts and longitudinal cracks on the asphalt to start the oscillation. Happened again a minute of two right after. I now call this "the pipe wrench effect" 😄
I changed my front tire again, just in case. But it's happening again with the Golden Boy.
I really suspect an imbalance in suspension between the front an the rear.
I need the luggage space back there. My bike is my car at this time of year. I don't see how I could add more load to the front. And would it help anyway?
That is interesting but i don’t think unprecedented to have them ride differently. I have 2 2006 TW’s. Both are setup identically, literally identically. Same racks, seat, springs, carb tuning, tires, everything. The one my better half rides is a lot more stable at speed than mine is, a lot more. The only thing i can associate it to is manufacturing variations in the bikes themselves. I have tried swapping running components like the wheels, forks, shock etc and no matter what mine still is more sketchy at speed. It always has been and i suspect always will.So here's the mindbugger.
I just bought a 1999 with overdue steering bearings.
My man road-tested both my bikes on gravel at high speeds. I'm not into high speeds on gravel at all with my 2021, because the first or second time I took it out, I had this wobble warning on gravel. Ever since then, I stick to low speeds on this kind of road.
So just to make a story short, my man scared the hell out of himself with my 2020 at high speeds on gravel, unloaded (well he loads the bike more than me but that's not supposed to matter). Apparently, my bike is wobbly as hell. It probably was out of the factory.
My 1999 with its worn out Death Wing and over-toasted bearing is a charm to drive on gravel at high speeds. No wobble.
Sounds like I have a geometry issue on my 2020. Like it's trying to wheelie all the time.
Yeah up and down. It seems to be a bugger more than a nuisance in handling though. But since I have the option, I may transfer this annoying 244 on my 1999 which will do mainly gravel and trail, and install back the Anakee Wild on my 2020, that I use a lot for commuting.By bouncy do you mean up and down oscillation?
If you i think that's just something some( not all) of the Shinko 244's do. I spent a lot of time chasing that issue on mine and i thought it was an out of round wheel because the tire was brand new. it ended up that it was the tire and i thought i strange since one of mine did it and the other was butter smooth.
Looks like you had it. Pretty sure there were too little in there. That must have created an effect opposite to the purpose... Tire weight probably matters too.One thing to think about is the amount of balancing bead put in the tires. It is ok to have a bit too much. But your balance can be way off id too little beads were place in the tires. Each manufacturer has specific amounts for tire volume.
I have just lived with mine but you are right its annoying for sure. I dont think the tires are bad per-se since the ones i have had that bounced worked well otherwise, i think its more inconstant manufacturing thing. I am to the point it has soured me a little on the brand. We need tires for my lady's NC700X and despite a lot of other NC owners praising the Shinko 705 its not even on the short list....Yeah up and down. It seems to be a bugger more than a nuisance in handling though. But since I have the option, I may transfer this annoying 244 on my 1999 which will do mainly gravel and trail, and install back the Anakee Wild on my 2020, that I use a lot for commuting.
It's a shame that some 244s are bad. It shouldn't be. Maybe it's not the case with mine but since you're not the first to mention that, I don't trust this tire as I should.