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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Riding on Milled Asphalt

So Saturday morning I was out riding when I came upon a road that had been milled for repaving. Well you know what that's like, the front tire tends to get pushed all over the place! A couple of times I though I might go down. I slowed down to about 25 mph and pulled over so that other traffic could pass but what I'd like to know is... Is there a trick to riding on milled pavement?

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So Saturday morning I was out riding when I came upon a road that had been milled for repaving. Well you know what that's like, the front tire tends to get pushed all over the place! A couple of times I though I might go down. I slowed down to about 25 mph and pulled over so that other traffic could pass but what I'd like to know is... Is there a trick to riding on milled pavement?

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wider tires work great!
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Its more fun after they put the oil down, feels like you are using a steel plated shoe too...lol...
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X on the just go with it. some of you might not know this, but Michigan's roads are under perpetual construction. so this is nothing new to me
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X3 Don't fight it, it may wander some, but it shouldn't go down. At least mine never has.

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+1 Ruger

I have noticed better control over grooved/milled roads since I put wider tires on my bike. Dunlop D404 110/90-19 on front and 170/80-15 on back.

Same here with the road construction.

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x4 on the roll with it. it feels bad but its ok. you should try a steel drawbridge in the rain. those of us in the dc metro area remember the old woodrow wilson bridge.


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Yeah just try to stay with it, don't use any large inputs - throttle, steering, or breaking. I cross 3 open grate bridges on the way to a buddy's and get the same wondering feeling. Its sucks eggs in the rain. You're bike will be fine just no sudden or big moves.
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Yeah bridges with grates are pretty bad and yesturday a friend and I took a ride down to the coast to go out on the fairy to Islesboro Island for some scenic riding and the fairy had grated ramps on an incline. I told her to hang on and just took it easy and steady. Luckilly it was'nt raining or wet.

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Modified seat and backrest
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Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
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Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

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