yeah thanks for the advice chaps
especially setting the correct sag KD.
its something ive always meant to do on all my bikes but never got round to it. i usually just have a tweak and a fiddle and then settle for something that doesnt unseat me or lose traction while cornering.
like i say im a bit of a luddite with suspension, ill settle for anything. i take my 1974 rd350A round bends over the ton with 10p pieces to stiffen up preload so anything is perfection in relation to that. im probably the least fussiest re suspension requirements on this planet. but i admit i dont like the oscillating bars and will now try to set the suspension up.
now that im aware it waggles, when riding the sx holding the bars i can feel a microscopic oscillation but maybe only because im looking for it.
if i'd not removed my hands i'd never have known.
good to know its not a thing ZPETE and yours doesnt waggle.
re protective gear - i was literally only going for a nip up and down the street in my shorts and t shirt and couldnt be arsed to put all my gear on in this heat.
if id have been riding any further....
i'd have gone naked........
i often ride the bike round to the back of my house in boxers bare feet and no helmet. a 50 yard trip.
i used to suffer badly with psoriasis and was covered head to toe like the guy in the singing detective and spent weeks in hospital with weeping skin blisters and open sores so i know more than most how painful having no top layer of skin is. daft really riding knees exposed i agree. mad thing is i always wear gloves and a helmet the oidd few trips i do on the road in shorts. like half a mile to my lads house etc. hands that do dishes an all that.
the tyres on the bike were on it when i bought it. avon storm or summat.
i'm wondering for my tyre purchase out and out sports bike tyres- ie corsa's or touring tyres/sports touring?
i know tyres are a personal thing just like politics and most views are subjective but will have a look on here to see what people use.