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Offline Rev Ken

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT Warning
« Reply #10 on: 23 April, 2014, 11:26:02 PM »
Honda have a very low max load for a top box, but I've had a good few bottles of wine (red) in my top box, plus both panniers bulging and although the bike feels less enthusiastic when flicking it around on twisties, I never had any problems. I was on PR3s. Great tyres, I am on my third set and will be going for PR4s before I go on my continenetal tour in September.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT Warning
« Reply #11 on: 24 April, 2014, 10:03:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rickr10 [+]
I'm not convinced its the top box I have ridden several different bikes over the years with top boxes and never had a problem.  Sometimes at higher speeds a top box can cause the bike to feel like it is weaving slightly, add a passenger or remove it and it stops.

Aerodynamic effects, I ride several bikes with and without, and different sized top boxes, they do make a difference. I find the biffer is more stable with OEM panniers fitted than without, again down to their front air scoop shape effectively stabilising the bike, at the cost of 4 mpg and less filtering...
Formerly an EMT (1), now a Superintendent, not that makes any difference, still just as crazy...
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT Warning
« Reply #12 on: 07 May, 2014, 10:58:07 AM »
I have a 45litre Kappa/Givi top box fitted to my mk 1, I had PR3's fitted 6500miles ago and had no problems at all, no wobbles or strange handling etc. I noticed before fitting the tyres last August that if I took my hands off the bars I would get a severe head shake but I have since had my Head bearings replaced so that may also have been a contributing factor. I am no lightweight either and i am on the second from softest on the rear shock. I haven't noticed any difference if I take the box off either.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT Warning
« Reply #13 on: 19 May, 2014, 12:42:12 AM »
I had the Mk1 GT and never got full wear out of the BT 057 originals or the PR2's as mentioned in the opening post they ridged a bit. I toured a lot on that bike and when it was loaded panniers & top box the front end never felt planted, but as I was aware of it it never gave me a problem. I would not be blaming the Angels GT's it is a problem stemming from the front end being light because of the luguage and I would suspect all bikes fitted with top boxes would have similar issues to a certain extent, I know my SX did as does my FZ1&FZ6
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