Diablo's = BALLS!!! (VERY HAPPY!!!)
I just wore out the OEM Tires on my 03 so i was looking for some new rubbers to replace the set with. I could have gotten away with just the rear, but I was never very confident with the set that the bike came with. As a matter of fact, there was always something about the bike that i couldn't put a finger on. i wasn't sure if it was because I've always owned a Honda, the suspension or if i just lost my nerve from my last accident (Low Side). Well, I ordered a set of Diablos from Ron Ayers, I always do my own mounting, took them out and got balanced, and let me say, WOW! HUGE DIFFERENCE!
Things i noticed:
1) When i first started down the street, the steering felt heavy on de-celaration. almost like a low air pressure on the front, but I'm not sure if that had something to do with the Scotts or not. I haven't noticed it again.
2) These tires corner like a MOFO! The old tires were like trying to stand on a cube and rock it left and right, even when new. these tires were like an upside down triangle! The bike now just flops left and right like crazy, ITS AWESOME! It did take me by surprise the first few turns, and warm-up zig-zags.
3) Traction: Compared to the OEM's, its off the scale. NO spinning on acceleration even in sub 50deg weather! This bike now BEGGS to be flogged in the corners. Before these tires I was completely unnerved in the corners, and had no confidence in the bike. After putting these tires on I took the bike out in 43deg weather and rode her like "Break-up Sex". You know, when you pull out all the stops and put her through the paces so you can laugh at the next poor bastard thinking "I laid pipe to that dirty slut in ways you could never think of!" I almost surpassed the chicken strips in the first 20 miles compared to the 4+K on the OEM'ers.
I truly can't say enough good things about these tires. as long as I can get some miles out of them, i may have found my favorite rubbers! For get Trojans, GIVE ME SOME DAMN DIABLO's!!!
Moving to AK. Land of ice and snow
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