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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: San Diego
the thing that changed is you went from bridgestones, soft carcass tire, to dunlops.. hard carcass tire.
also, the sidewall of the Q3s have carbon fiber, a hot selling point but they probly also affect the comfort factor. i experienced same thing on brand new set of q3s on my raven before it was stolen.
also, this stiffer slightly less comfy tire is gonna show you even more how on/off the front forks are, cuz of that damn shim in the bottom which doesnt let oil flow well. its the first thing dave talked about when he and i were discussing the stock front end. its like item #1 on his to do list for this bike apparently, and it greatly improves things.
also, the dealer probly set them to those bullshit pressures on the sticker, which is often a state mandated thing. try setting them to 33F/33R cold for the street and see if that buys you a little more "squish" haha.
soon im posting an update to my settings thread, ive been fiddling lately and found a more comfy setup.