If anyone here is isn't following my threads in other parts of the site, in July 18 i traded in a 06 Ninja 250 at a good size dealer in Ohio for an L1 GSXR 600. The 600 had some cracked plastic and a few scrapes, but nothing to indicate it happened at speed. I checked the tires. But did not check the date codes. The salesman i had been conversing with before making the 2 hour ride over from PA said one tire had about 3/4 tread, the other about half tread left. He had ridden the bike at least for a test ride. He and i are about the same height and weight and when i asked about tuning the suspension for me, he offered some tips.
I have slowly been dialing the suspension in for my 145 dry weight frame, and the bike is handling better. At first it about bounced me off the seat if i hit a small bump. Since day one, i have always had no problems leaning the bike over through an intersection or on 90 degree bends at say 40mph or less. I HAVE had problems getting the bike to lean at 70+ mph highway speeds, but with the suspension adjustments, it has gotten easier. I plan to get new tires this spring when i put the bike back on the road. The bike has the Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires on it. Tires look like the previous owner mainly went straight! My QUESTION is. How much could these 2013 dated tires be affecting my ability to turn at speed? Thanks for your input. Sorry about being so long winded.
Last edited by New2Street; 12-18-2018 at 11:49 AM.