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Personally, I would have installed a 190/55-17 rear tire.
I found the steering response was much,much better than the 190/50-17.
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Personally, I would have installed a 190/55-17 rear tire.
I found the steering response was much,much better than the 190/50-17.
+1000....this would only help your steering woes.

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Ok guys, here is the latest. I picked the bike up and suspension guy informed me that the r/h fork tube was not bent but was slightly ovaled at the top from being clamped in a vice too hard possibly. this has caused more wear than normal in the upper area of the tube. He replaced the bushes and the this has reduced any excessive movement, in saying this, I wold imagine the fork life will be reduced somewhat. Any way I can't afford another fork tube just yet. so i took the bike for a ride last night and I'm blown way by the difference, i don't know if it will require further adjustment just yet as I have been up the mountains yet and I will never outride the bikes capabilities. thank you all for your help and advise, take care and stay upright. Cheers PS I will post some photos this wek end.
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Check the shortest distance of the front tire from the lower cowling (What is the measurement) and show us some good side on pictures. Just be sure it hasn't hit something head on and bent the frame.
If it has I'd assume it's not too bad and so it would be possible to straighten - but the bike flopping into corners indicates not enough rake of the forks. Can also be caused by too high a rear and low front. But it's all relative.... A good side on pic with the bike on a paddock stand can sometimes show if something's visibly wrong...

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