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Tires-Hard or Soft

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I just put a new Shinko on the rear of my 650 Burg. The max pressure recommended was 42 psi. I put it up there after seating the bead and the reduced to 40. Feels a little hard in the ride. I was wondering though if it is too hard for safe cornering at speed. Should I let out some air? I did notice that in the few curves I was able to get to during a trial run of 20 miles, the bike really dug into the curves on the rear but felt like it was trying to go into them too quick and heading for the inside. Is this just the new tread doing a better job than the old tire or is it too hard? Any ideas? :?
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But some find mixing cross ply and radials work fine. I, as have many, run a Bias ply up front and a radial on the rear. I find it to run no differently. Corners and brakes the same. Now mixing the two on a car with all 4 wheel brakes linked is NOT to be done.
KC, one tire that is overlooked in the Michelin Gold Standard. It too is a bias ply. It has excellent rain siping. I was averaging over 15,000 miles on a front. They are disco'ed but you can get them from Ebay for around $34.99 USD. I am on my 3rd front on two of my three 650's. I am going to gamble and order one as a spare very soon. This is the tire I mix with my Car tires on the rear. Ask Daboo if he seen any weird handling issues while we were on our ride May 4th. ... 13&vxp=mtr
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