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    Good job. :thumbup:

    Good job. :thumbup:
  2. That looks a good bet, wet grip A, very quiet,...

    That looks a good bet, wet grip A, very quiet, and reasonably fuel efficient. I'd give it a go for a summer tyre....
  3. Well that's pretty much how I feel too, though...

    Well that's pretty much how I feel too, though our rain/sun at the mo is more like 50/50. When in the mountains of Europe this time of year and onwards snow is also possible, erm...likely.
  4. I can't recall a tyre marked 'outside' that...

    I can't recall a tyre marked 'outside' that didn't also have some form of asymmetric tread pattern but I don't doubt it existed. My guess would be it had an asymmetric construction which imparted a...
  5. I think the notion that if the tyre aquaplanes...

    I think the notion that if the tyre aquaplanes there may be an issue is a misunderstanding of aquaplaning. In this situation the tyre will have completely left the road surface and it will be on top...
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    I did, good find, thanks. :thumbup:

    I did, good find, thanks. :thumbup:
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    It's very easy to be critical and blame the...

    It's very easy to be critical and blame the Chinese based, it seems, only on predudise but there are plenty of tyre gators on the roads from all sorts of tyres.

    It may well have been a faulty...
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    Bloody 'ell !! :yikes: Mind you, it'll...

    Bloody 'ell !! :yikes:

    Mind you, it'll probably buff out... :banghead:
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    Those tyres show wonky wear and they're defo on...

    Those tyres show wonky wear and they're defo on backwards. The seller may well be honest, but if it were me I'd walk away. There will be others.

    A wee Scottish saying for you, - What's for you...
  10. Please be sure to come back with your conclusion....

    Please be sure to come back with your conclusion. :thumbup:

    I'm pleased you've survived it ok!
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    You shouldn't have to true tyres nowadays. Whilst...

    You shouldn't have to true tyres nowadays. Whilst it's possible to get a faulty tyre, it's rare. If they show an out of round or a wobble they are likely not properly fitted up onto the rims. They...
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    All done.

    All done.
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    Time for a little TLC...

    Tyres, ball joints, discs and brake pads with a little modification to the ball joints - let's get some grease into them!
  14. I don't think that's possible. The bike can be...

    I don't think that's possible. The bike can be set up to feel correct, bars central etc, but if the rear wheel is not parallel to the frame, the bike will travel slightly sideways though the wheels...
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    Ms Spyderlass has an RTL. You can test the...

    Ms Spyderlass has an RTL.
    You can test the frequency of belt vibration easily enough if you have an Android device. Go to the Google play store and download an app for tuning an instrument, I use...
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    Given that mine is about 110Hz and I think it's a...

    Given that mine is about 110Hz and I think it's a little tight, could they possibly mean 95Hz?
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    Hehe, no problem, it wasn't me who asked!

    Hehe, no problem, it wasn't me who asked!
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    That doesn't make any sense, the frequency will...

    That doesn't make any sense, the frequency will depend on the length of the vibrating member. For a given tension, half the length will be twice the frequency.

    My belt is approximately 110hz on...
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    They are 1.5 pitch.

    They are 1.5 pitch.
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    Blimey, despite all the macho comments on SL, you...

    Blimey, despite all the macho comments on SL, you folks must ride gently. Fronts and rears gone by 16k here.
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    The standard series of metric threads in...

    The standard series of metric threads in considered the course series and this is what is generally used. Finer pitches are used for special circumstances.

    M6 pitch is 1mm. M8 is pitch 1.25mm. M10...
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    Normally, a slightly high pressure will result in...

    Normally, a slightly high pressure will result in better mileage because, to some extent, it prevents the tread blocks squirming. The exception to this is where the wheel is a little narrow for the...
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    Good idea. Running a tyre too soft is always a...

    Good idea. Running a tyre too soft is always a bad idea, more wall flexing, more tread squirming, less tread base control, more heat build up, more tread side wear, poorer aquaplaning resistance. To...
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    Aquaplaning can be an issue, particularly on the...

    Aquaplaning can be an issue, particularly on the rear of a Spyder because the tyre is very wide for such a light load but tread design has a marked influence on the road speed at which it will...
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    Be sure to let us know how it turns out!

    Be sure to let us know how it turns out!
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    Whether it's worth it to you will be down to you...

    Whether it's worth it to you will be down to you after you've paid your money. My experience is that if folks pay money for something they mostly convince themselves that it is an improvement.
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    :thumbup: Enjoy your trip!

    :thumbup: Enjoy your trip!
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    Perhaps you've got some wear too... Look at...

    Perhaps you've got some wear too...

    Look at the video closely, the bars are slack then come to a stop abruptly and there is no wheel movement at all. That is play in something rather than load-up...
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    Aha, if you want to solve and know the cause of...

    Aha, if you want to solve and know the cause of an issue of any kind, never make two changes or adjustments at the same time. It's impossible to know what did what.
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    Well, it was a progressive wheel shake while...

    Well, it was a progressive wheel shake while braking that alerted me to a problem. The cause of the shake was an out of true front hub, discussed on another thread, but the tierod was replaced first...
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