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Old 01-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #16
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A. Don't take your hands off the bars when slowing down.
2. Run your hand over the front tire and see if the lugs are cupped. If so, replace.
iii. Don't buy Scorpions for the front. Try something else that best fits your riding style/habits.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #17
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A. Don't take your hands off the bars when slowing down.
2. Run your hand over the front tire and see if the lugs are cupped. If so, replace.
iii. Don't buy Scorpions for the front. Try something else that best fits your riding style/habits.
My Scorps sucked from day 1! There are too many fun experiments to be had testing all the better tire options. If your tires are lasting too long, you're not using the bike properly.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:29 PM   #18
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A. Don't take your hands off the bars when slowing down.
2. Run your hand over the front tire and see if the lugs are cupped. If so, replace.
iii. Don't buy Scorpions for the front. Try something else that best fits your riding style/habits.
How'm I gonna check for cupped lugs if I don't take my hand off the bar? And isn't that gonna be kinda dangerous?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:01 AM   #19
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The early Scorp's were very good, all the ones I used from 05-09 were excellent. Then Pirelli moved the mfg. country or changed the process and now about half of them have a tread that that squirms. This little wiggle in the tread will induce handlebar shake. My original tire on the 2010 Adv was bad. Many I've bought since then are bad. The core is straight, but the tread is not laid on correctly, so it creates a tiny torque that initiates this wiggle at the natural frequency.

Keep your hands on the bars.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:19 AM   #20
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Raising the forks tubes in the triples reduces trail & makes the bike MORE sensitive. Trail give self-correcting steering; ie the less trail you have the more chance of the bike shaking the front end.

You want less weight not more!

Oh yeah the front Scorpion is bad even when new!
What he said. Same thing for the weight transfer sit on the back of the seat.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:49 AM   #21
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:17 AM   #22
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I hear wearing an Arai XD will cause head shake. Every single time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #23
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Not bad at all, I have plenty of bikes that were way worse, road surface the amount of weight transfer on decel, all play a part as well..
As can be seen at the end of the video the tire has very little wear and it will get worse.

Every Scorpion I have used develop this, knobbies actually perform alot better when letting go of the handle bars, T63, Karoo 2T, TKC 80, MT21, some of the more aggressive tires I have used.

Next front rubber for the stock rims WONT be a Scorpion, like the mileage and handling and all but this is starting to annoy me.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:19 PM   #24
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As can be seen at the end of the video the tire has very little wear and it will get worse.

Every Scorpion I have used develop this, knobbies actually perform alot better when letting go of the handle bars, T63, Karoo 2T, TKC 80, MT21, some of the more aggressive tires I have used.

Next front rubber for the stock rims WONT be a Scorpion, like the mileage and handling and all but this is starting to annoy me.

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Conti trail attacks, you'll never be able to wear then out and they're better than the scorpions on roads and the same on gravel.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #25
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Conti trail attacks, you'll never be able to wear then out and they're better than the scorpions on roads and the same on gravel.


Brilliant tyres. If you use Scorps then you are not really giving up much, if anything in terms of road/gravel.
I've almost given up waiting for them to wear out... Something like 9,000 hard miles, and still looking actually ok? Like lots of life left.
And this is from someone who averaged a set of tyres every 2,000 miles on my K13, and I ride the big KTM just as hard (just obviously with less power).
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:49 PM   #26
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Brilliant tyres. If you use Scorps then you are not really giving up much, if anything in terms of road/gravel.
I've almost given up waiting for them to wear out... Something like 9,000 hard miles, and still looking actually ok? Like lots of life left.
And this is from someone who averaged a set of tyres every 2,000 miles on my K13, and I ride the big KTM just as hard (just obviously with less power).
I've got the same on mine, and they're still round and while i do occasionally drag knee and drift the adventure i spend allot of time on the highway too. I'm thinking about replacing the front because im getting some sidewall cracks but i think it's from the dings in my rims.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #27
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I had a head shake last week - checked I had low pressure in the front - pumped up, viola!
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