Honda DN01 Forums -  International DN01 Motorcycle Community Forum

Old 05-06-2015, 05:00 PM   #21
jdunker
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I just replaced my tires with Bridgestone and I went with the 120/70 on the front. I've got about 150 miles on them and so far the front shimmy is gone.
jdunker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 08:39 PM   #22
Gizmo
Senior Member
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Posts: 409
Thanks: 221
Thanked 55 Times in 48 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdunker View Post
I just replaced my tires with Bridgestone and I went with the 120/70 on the front. I've got about 150 miles on them and so far the front shimmy is gone.
Good for you ...no shimmy!
Gizmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 09:15 AM   #23
Norrie
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Just to state the obvious,

New tires need to be scrubbed in for the first 100 miles. Keep the revs and speed down and take it easy on the bends.

Ride safe people.
Norrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 07:16 PM   #24
SARider
Member
 
SARider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: South Australia
Posts: 31
Thanks: 16
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Just about to make the same change on tires, are you happy with the RP4's - seems to one of the best choices and I want to get rid of the head-shake at low speed.
Cheers and ride-safe

SARider
SARider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2015, 04:12 AM   #25
Gizmo
Senior Member
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Posts: 409
Thanks: 221
Thanked 55 Times in 48 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SARider View Post
Just about to make the same change on tires, are you happy with the RP4's - seems to one of the best choices and I want to get rid of the head-shake at low speed.
Cheers and ride-safe

SARider

Michelin PR4's are working great for me .... about 500+ miles on the tires. Recently went on a 150 mile ride and, for SEVERAL miles, I rode HANDS FREE just to check the balance of the bike. (Not something I would recommend for safety reasons). No shimmy at speeds of about 60 mph and also in the CURVES. Now this is NOT LOW speeds and the tires show VERY little wear. Prior to changing my tires, I HAD the shimmy @ these speeds but then again, the tires were REALLY worn with cupping and very little tread in the middle. Went from the original tires (that came on the bike, Bridgestone BT021's, roughly 17K+ miles on the tires) to the PR4's (120/70-17 / 190/50-17). Now, I do NOT guarantee that this WILL correct YOUR head-shaking at low speeds but it does seem to be working for me!
Gizmo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gizmo For This Useful Post:
SARider (07-29-2015)
Old 07-16-2015, 05:20 AM   #26
Norrie
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I got the 120/70 Michelin pilot 4s fitted a few weeks ago, for reasons I wont go into, I'm not using the bike much just now. I have about 300 miles clocked up.

The steering is a lot sharper with the 120/70 and I had to lift the bike a couple of times on roundabouts, it was fine once I got used to it. The handling is even better than before, the tires give a lot of confidence. I didn't get a chance to ride in the wet, but it's on my "to do" list.
Norrie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Norrie For This Useful Post:
SARider (07-29-2015)
Old 07-16-2015, 05:38 AM   #27
DammmDel
Member
 
DammmDel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: cwmbran uk
Posts: 79
Thanks: 8
Thanked 22 Times in 18 Posts
Default

I agree Norrie, I find the 120/70 size a lot easier to handle and is more responsive. I'm up to about 800 miles since new tyres (Bridgestones) n riding very well still no shake.
DammmDel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2015, 09:41 AM   #28
som2002
Junior Member
 
som2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 28
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by som2002 View Post
I just ordered a 130 front off of Amazon. a Exedra Max for 101 bucks, free shipping. Will let you know my impressions of it after some miles.
The old handlebar shimmy is now gone enTIREly
som2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2015, 01:02 PM   #29
Gizmo
Senior Member
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Posts: 409
Thanks: 221
Thanked 55 Times in 48 Posts
Default

Possibly the original Bridgestone tires were NOT the best choice for the Dino as far as producing shimmy in the front end??
Gizmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2017, 12:14 PM   #30
spitfire_pt
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lisbon
Posts: 94
Thanks: 1
Thanked 61 Times in 37 Posts
Default

HELP,

2017 and i need update on this topic.

looking for front tyre ASAP.

all opinions are welcome.

thx
spitfire_pt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2011 , All content is property of DN-01.net All Rights Reserved. The opinions and posts on this site do not neccesarily reflect those of the site owners or operators.
DN-01 and Honda rights are property of Honda Motor Company.