I will now replace those tires as soon as possible. I have taken the MSF course and do remembered that the roads are slick when it rains and about oil in the center of the lane. In my 6 months of ridding , in wet conditions also, I have never experieced the loss of traction I did on that cold, wet day except on gravel. The roads were wet but it had rained alot only about 6 hours prior.
Also the front tire is dry rotting around the sidewall to the point where you can stick a finger nail in and touch the inner belt of the tire. The back is only about 1 year old and is starting to dry rot. I asked my friend, who rides an R1 and been ridding for about 2 years,and also works at a tire place, and he said it should be alright till the spring. No Way.
This only adds onto the mounting problems of this bike. Yet another thing that needs replaced or fixed!!!!!
Last edited by cyber_rider; 10-16-2003 at 07:02 AM.