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    Re: Bumpy tires again


    Well, I made several changes at once. When I installed the fatty, I also installed a stiffer rear spring. This combination worked out really well for me. Prior to these changes, I was having difficulty turning in the tight stuff.


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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Standing the fatty side by side with the Pirelli Scorpion that came off, the fatty was easily 3 inches taller. I was amazed.


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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    On the down side, I have a Terra-X lowering kit in my 350. Now, as it sits, it is almost back to stock seat height.


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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Wow, 3 inches is a LOT. I would thin you could raise the forks like 2" in the triples. You will get your seat height back down, and get somewhere closer to traditional chassis settings. The stiffer spring effectively raised the rear a little, but not close to 3".

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    sometimes you just gotta plow.
    I'm not staring at my dirt bike, but I don't think there's 2" of slide available on those fork tubes, and then you'd likely have some interference with hand guard mounts and/or handlebars and wires and hoses up above. strictly speaking off the cuff.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    i think by pure mfg spec measurements the Fatty was 1" larger than my standard Motoz front, would have to look it up. Joel posted the difference at one point.

    i def had to make adjustments, forks were already raised but i had to go up in the rear a bunch to get the bike turning again.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    WOAH! the difference wasn't that dramatic here. what size tire is your previous one again?

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    found the spec i was referring to.. .

    the pic sucks but it's def a beefy tire... +0.4" sidewall, +0.8" diameter (going by numbers alone).

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Wow, that's drastic.

    I have 0" of space to raise the forks in my triples, so unfortunately these are a non-starter for me unless I jack up the rear even higher.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    For some strange reason it doesn't seem to slow the turning at all, at least for me. That tire is a game changer, like running a damper for the first time, getting an auto clutch, or getting stock suspension done. Rocks, mud, slippery roots, sand, it grips consistently better than any other tire I have used. It recovers nicely when it pushes. It also makes the suspension feel better.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    WOAH! the difference wasn't that dramatic here. what size tire is your previous one again?
    I believe that pic is a comparison of an 80/100-21 Michelin AC-10 against the Fatty. The difference between the Fatty and the Pirelli Scorpion was not as great, but it was still very significant.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    My Terra-X lowering kit also has a 35mm spacer that installs under the upper triple clamp. This allows me to raise the fork tubes even higher.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    For some strange reason it doesn't seem to slow the turning at all, at least for me. That tire is a game changer, like running a damper for the first time, getting an auto clutch, or getting stock suspension done. Rocks, mud, slippery roots, sand, it grips consistently better than any other tire I have used. It recovers nicely when it pushes. It also makes the suspension feel better.
    I agree with all of this. It also has an odd affect of enhancing stability over gnarly stuff - almost like a damper.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    My Terra-X lowering kit also has a 35mm spacer that installs under the upper triple clamp. This allows me to raise the fork tubes even higher.
    Do it.

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