Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
Er, if anything, as tires wear in, they become a little less "twitchy" and responsive (the profile flattens out). First and foremost, check the air pressure. 36 PSI in the front, 42 PSI in the back is a good starting point (you could try 38/44, but not much more and no less than 36/42, the factory spec). Pressure checks must be done before riding the bike.
Past that, check for excessive play in the wheels (possible failed bearing?) and suspension. Unless there's been significant damage or the shocks are leaking, I'd think more about the bearings if checking tire pressure doesn't help. And, finally, are you carrying a lot of stuff in the bags? A lot of weight in the back could make the bike feel loose.
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