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Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Number42] #730113
13/01/22 06:29 PM
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I changed mine at about 2K miles after getting almost stuck at a traffic light on a slight hill in the algae and pine needles that littered the area. No problems since the change. That asymetrical tire that MMC uses in hard rubber and cornering left and cornering right are two different feelings.

Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Number42] #730115
13/01/22 06:56 PM
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that brings a song to mind...... it's more than a feeling..... I'm high on believing.... wine


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2018 M3W "Dreamers on the Rise"
2004 Plus 8 (wife's)
old Goldwings and a couple of Harleys
Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Number42] #730165
14/01/22 11:33 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, will look into that. My car is over 11,000 miles now, last 1,000 by me since october.

Am I right to remember that I read somewhere that if you have too much rear wheel grip it can generate understeer (push)? I am sure I read a thread that referred to choosing a rear tyre that was not as great as grip could be to enable a balance front to rear on fast cornering? Or is that waffle?

Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Number42] #730166
14/01/22 11:44 AM
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I would imagine it could change the balance quite significantly if you have a tyre with significantly more grip replacing a harder compound, I guess the front tyres would also account for this so a bit of a balancing act along with tyre pressures etc.


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Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Malcolm M3W] #730179
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If you are driving without a passenger then the front/rear weight ratio is skewed. You will lose the rear end if you are too aggressive on the throttle. If you have a passenger then the ratio is just about 50/50. One of the reasons that one has a passenger on a hill climb race!


What's your mileage? Who cares. Is it practical? See #1. What happens when it rains? You get wet.
Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Number42] #730188
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weight distribution is important if you plan on trying to go fast through the corners. When I added the Hella LED driving lamps and the Speaker LED headlamps that added significant weight was noticeable. I have since removed the Speaker lamps because adding the weight, and particularly on those spindly stalks, the changes were all noticeable.

Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Michael H] #730399
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Originally Posted by Michael H
If you are driving without a passenger then the front/rear weight ratio is skewed. You will lose the rear end if you are too aggressive on the throttle. If you have a passenger then the ratio is just about 50/50. One of the reasons that one has a passenger on a hill climb race!


or put a bag of sand in the boot (or the sidecar)


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Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: rcmatt] #730412
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Originally Posted by rcmatt
Originally Posted by Michael H
If you are driving without a passenger then the front/rear weight ratio is skewed. You will lose the rear end if you are too aggressive on the throttle. If you have a passenger then the ratio is just about 50/50. One of the reasons that one has a passenger on a hill climb race!


or put a bag of sand in the boot (or the sidecar)

£1000 ? laugh2


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Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: CooperMan] #730449
18/01/22 02:56 AM
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I prefer my passengers to be on the sentient side of life. My lady, while disagreeing with me on the allowable temperatures where riding is a good thing, will argue with me about being a dead weight. 'Nuff said.


What's your mileage? Who cares. Is it practical? See #1. What happens when it rains? You get wet.
Re: Just out for a blast! [Re: Number42] #731204
26/01/22 09:41 AM
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Well I am glad I didn't take the M3W out yesterday. My daughter asked me to collect her from Brighton in it (she has at last admitted that my car hobby has rubbed off onto her a bit!) but I wussed out as it was just too cold for the three hour round trip. Just as well as a 44 ton truck rear ended me in the Porsche when stationary at traffic lights! Thankfully all low speed stuff so no injuries to me, or the lorry. But I dread to think what state the M3W would be in had I been in that instead. All fixable but what a pain! Hey ho.

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