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Hello Everyone. New to site.I Have a 2006 1800C,have put new Dunlop 407's on front & back.When riding 2 up notice front end tends to feel like it looses traction in corners when leaning over.Both tyres are wearing on the outside more than centre.Load with 2 up heavy.Should i go for better rear shocks.Thanks for any help.
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Sounds like your tire pressure is low

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Fill both tires to 40 psi. Check rear shock bushing.

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Fill both tires to 40 psi. Check rear shock bushing.
that feeling of the tire sliding out is the tire pressure being too low




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Try increasing the rebound setting on the shocks a notch or two.

But opinions ared like azz... every body has one. Stifffening up the rear takes some of the bounce out.

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If you can see tire squat, it's low

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that feeling of the tire sliding out is the tire pressure being too low
Thanks for advice not sure tire pressures is the answer,wouldn't pressures of 40psi decrease tire contact patch,or does higher pressures increase temp in tire for better traction.I think but maybe wrong that heavy load when 2 up is changing the load on front.Am open for any further suggestions.Thanks guys,its nice to know that everyone is so helpful
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If you have tire wear on the outside of the tires the pressure is too low, if you have excessive tire wear in the middle of the tire the tire pressure is too high. Even wear = just right

Depending on the load and tires you should be between 36-40 psi

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wouldn't pressures of 40psi decrease tire contact patch,
or does higher pressures increase temp in tire for better traction.

I think but maybe wrong that heavy load when 2 up is changing the load on front.l
40psi & up will decrease patch, but run cooler.
Squatting sidewalls of any degree creates heat along with outer edges of tread flex & wear.

Two up, will make front end a little lighter feeling.
Shock setting can alter it more correct putting more spring into it.

Stock shocks are pretty much worthless.
The dampening function is about zero.

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Thanks for advice not sure tire pressures is the answer,wouldn't pressures of 40psi decrease tire contact patch,or does higher pressures increase temp in tire for better traction.I think but maybe wrong that heavy load when 2 up is changing the load on front.Am open for any further suggestions.Thanks guys,its nice to know that everyone is so helpful

Dude, tire pressure and shocks. That's your answer.
Just try it. You will see the difference right away.


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