Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Wet Coast, , Canada
Big changes Yahoo!!!
So tomorrow I take the mighty K to Vancouver ,rain or shine;heavy wind and rain being the forecast;for an ECU change and the installation of the Givi E52,light kit and top rack.
Maybe new tires...I bought new Metzlers about 5000 km ago and they have a groove down the centre,lots of tread everywhere else.It got that way between Grand Rapids Michigan and Wet Coast Canada. I was surprised and disappointed at how fast the groove appeared and of course,it does affect handling.It feels like falling into and out of the wheel ruts in the track.Not terrible but a little disconcerting if you are not prepared for it.The only alternatives I can think of are grinding the rest of the tire to take the groove out,or zigzagging continually in the lane so that the bike is never upright and the tires then wear on the sides more,until the sides catch up to the groove...
Or,new tires..The original bridgestones were toast after about 10,000 km.