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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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Have you removed an OE recommended radial tyre and replaced it with a bias belted one? If so, it could be because you are mixing tyre types. Suzuki recommended radial tyres, front and rear, for a reason I suppose.
According to this thread they are not radials. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=52032

However, When I fitted a new tyre to the rear of my Burgman it turned in very quick and once or twice it felt like the back was riding on loose gravel (definately not slipping though) and I realise now that that was down to having a much rounded profile to the tyre compared to the practcally square profile on the worn tyre it replaced!

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