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You guys that have put C wheels on your S model. Did you notice much of a difference in the way it rides? I put them on the other day and it feels like the bike either pulls a little or leans a little to the left. Have any of you noticed this on yours? What could be causing this?

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I put them on a long time ago, but do not recall them changing the way the bike leans. With the front tire being skinnier, I did feel that I could get the bike to dive into a turn eaiser, but that could just be me...

Maybe it is just the way you ride? If you have those heavy stock pipes on, then you may just always lean left a little, but are just now noticing it???
 

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It does seem a little more nimble or responsive. No the bike had aftermarket pipes on it when I bought it and now I have the dualies so if anything it would be more balanced now. When im just cruising strait down the road it just feels like it has a slight lean to the left. What air pressure are you running on yours?
 

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I have a set of Avons on mine and I am running about 38 front and rear....you may be leaning left due to the crown in the road. When you are on the interstate and riding in the left lane, do you still lean left? (just an idea)
 

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I haven't noticed any particular leaning. My tech did say that that there is a little collar on the axle which is some kind of spacer that is different on the C. Check in to that.

 

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I just went the other way, put spokes on my C that is now an S. I like the way the S version handles better, doesn't seem to want to move around on takeoff as much, and just overall seems a little more stable. Could all be in my head - but I love the spokes!!!! Now if Dunlop would release the white walls............... :D
 

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Am I hearing you correctly??? You're saying that the bike handles better with spokes than it does with cast wheels??.....the tires are the same size, I don't see how there could be a difference in handling unless you're saying that you went from C wheels to S wheels. When I switched, I really didn't see much difference except the Avons get alot better grip on the road.

 

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cantride4crap said:
trazzo:
Am I hearing you correctly??? You're saying that the bike handles better with spokes than it does with cast wheels??.....the tires are the same size, I don't see how there could be a difference in handling unless you're saying that you went from C wheels to S wheels. When I switched, I really didn't see much difference except the Avons get alot better grip on the road.

Correct, I went from C wheels to S wheels. Front wheel on the R/S is wider than the C. R/S is a 140/80-17 and the C is a 110/90-19. The rears are the same though.
 

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cantride4crap said:
trazzo:
Am I hearing you correctly??? You're saying that the bike handles better with spokes than it does with cast wheels??.....the tires are the same size, I don't see how there could be a difference in handling unless you're saying that you went from C wheels to S wheels. When I switched, I really didn't see much difference except the Avons get alot better grip on the road.

The less rotating mass ie the new spoke wheels the bike will feel marginally quicker with much better handling (quicker response). Simple physics heavier wheels require more energy to stop, and accelerate.
 
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