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Thanks for the reply. I do have about ten pounds in each side bag but thatís about what I would normally carry.

Not sure why they would advertise the sport max as a sport touring tire if they were designed for sport bikes only.

From the Dunlop website.
Designed to offer versatile Sport-Touring performance at an affordable price.

There was no issues what so ever on the spirited hoon ride.
I owe you an apology here. I read "SportMax" and did not process the "RoadSmart2" part at all. I apologize and will go back to my elementary school reading lessons. Obviously, I need to work on my comprehension.
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Nothing in the pictures looks wrong to me, Ben. Some asphalt is pretty slippery out there, especially if it's dirty or glazed or super-smooth or compromised with glycol or diesel fuel residue. Just remember that not all surfaces are created equal.

My only technical suggestions would be to make sure there's no slop in the wheel bearings or the swingarm bearings, and maybe have a suspension guy take a look at your bike.

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Boofer! Thanks for the reply and yes I did notice your suspension at one of our stops. The cost of that type of upgrade would be a bit much, mostly due too the fact that I may trade up too a newer model soon. Even tho, the ole gen 1 is running strong it’s coming up on 18 years old. 😟

No cracks/damage or missing weights on the wheels.

After the short ride yesterday I’m leaning, no pun intended, toward the lower pressure being the problem. I do plan to ride a bit Sunday if the weather holds up for further investigation. Lol.

Razerman, I wasn’t looking for a particular brand of tire when I bought these, other than being sport touring tires. They were what my local shop had in stock, so I went with them. I’ll probably try something different next time, unless I end up really liking these but there’s a good chance I’ll keep my options open.

I appreciate the responses.
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Nothing in the pictures looks wrong to me, Ben. Some asphalt is pretty slippery out there, especially if it's dirty or glazed or super-smooth or compromised with glycol or diesel fuel residue. Just remember that not all surfaces are created equal.

My only technical suggestions would be to make sure there's no slop in the wheel bearings or the swingarm bearings, and maybe have a suspension guy take a look at your bike.
Hey John, I appreciate the reply and the suggestions. I’m guessing the hock is tired and I’m sure that the forks do need serviced, one good thing about winters in this area, I supposed.
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Thanks for the reply. I do have about ten pounds in each side bag but that’s about what I would normally carry.

Not sure why they would advertise the sport max as a sport touring tire if they were designed for sport bikes only.

From the Dunlop website.
Designed to offer versatile Sport-Touring performance at an affordable price.

There was no issues what so ever on the spirited hoon ride.
I owe you an apology here. I read "SportMax" and did not process the "RoadSmart2" part at all. I apologize and will go back to my elementary school reading lessons. Obviously, I need to work on my comprehension.
No worries man. Lol
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