Success in changing tires/brakes/suspension?
I love my TC and honestly couldn't justify buying a motorcycle since this outperforms most 125s/150s in traffic easily. My current problem is with the brakes/tire grip.
I'm interested in switching the tires to see if I can get more grip/stability, but not sure where to start or how to identify a better tire.
Same thing with the brakes. I'm not sure how to check what would be better in the aftermarket. Anyone have any ideas?
With strong enough winds going top speed the bike has wobbles which i'd like to get rid of if possible. My second battery will be paralleled next week so I'm hoping the extra weight will help a little bit, but think there's more to be done.
The last problem is the suspension. I feel like i'm getting ass blasted over any significant bump in the road. Especially at 50-70. Anyone adjusted theirs with any success or maybe changed the shocks?
Anyone with any success for any of these problems?
Do you think you got more benefit from changing the tires or changing the handle bars? Do you also have the wind instability at high speeds? It feels like i'll slip so I end up slowing down sometimes.
The Michelin tires have the same dimensions as the original Cordial ones. On my TC: Front 90/80 – 17", Rear 110/70 – 17". My GPS measured top speed without wind on even road is 63 km/h (72 km/h on display). The motor shuts down above 65 km/h (GPS), so even downhill you never reach more than 71 km/h GPS (81 km/h on display). The speed increase of the Michelins is most notable going uphill. They make a certain humming sound due to their profile. The Cordials have poor performance on wet or dirty roads, on dry roads they are ok.
I wonder if we have different models or firmware or something. Downhills or with a bit of wind I easily surpass 70 on gps. Thanks for the measurements. The performance in water in abysmal with the stock tires so if there's an improvement there it'll be worth the big cost to change them.
Have you changed the brakes? I can't stand the tsch tsch tsch tsch sound of the discs turning when driving slower speeds, not to mention the squeals when you apply the actual brakes.
I hit max... Shinko 705 120/90 front 130/80 rear - this is the final frontier. You physical cannot put larger tires without changing swing-arm and forks. As a bonus... speedo is showing almost correct speed +- 1km