looking forward to seeing the upgrades
Oh no, I like beer just fine! A nice smooth Bar Harbor Real Ale, or a Gritty's IPA, or a Shipyard, or a Long Trail Double Bag, etc, etc! Just after the work is done!!All that work may take more than one day. You must not like beer.
Of course so far I can't really check it on real dirt because all the dirt here is covered in ice and snow, LOL! But, in snow it goes awesome, and steers great, when you turn the handlebars, the machine turns, no skidding, and much, much more stable. In my rather long driveway there is some sand and gravel, and on that the steering is fabulous. So far, I am liking them a LOT!I like the setup! Those bearclaws look good. How does it steer with the wider tires on front as compared with you stock tires?
Awsome! Happy your satisfied with your tires.When we had the big warm up and rain storm a few days ago it melted pretty much all our snow, and then froze solid again. This gave me a chance to ride out to the little field out back and wring out the machine to get a better idea of dry ground performance with the new tires and wheels. As a bunch of you guys said, it feels like a whole different machine, in a good way. I can't seem to notice much difference in take off or crawling ability. The steering is just fantastic. The ride and bump absorption is so much better that it feels like the bike is faster. It's not, but I feel so much more confident in the handling that I let 'er rip much more! The field is pretty rough, and with the old stockers on, I would only get to about 20mph before I backed off. Last night I hit 35 before I had to put the binders on or else run into the trees! Traction is excellent in the snow, frozen grass, over logs, rocks, gravel, everything. With the power steering it's like a Jeep with the big tires all around. If I said it before, I'll say it again. Thanks to all of you guys that helped steer me in the right direction on this. The 26" tires on the 12" wheels was the right way to go for my type of riding, and I'm glad I choose a lightweight STI wheel. Thanks!!!