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This morning, right after I pulled out of my apartments, I tried to make a U turn at maybe 15ish mph. The rear slipped out, then FCUK! I was on my ass wondering what happened. The road was dry and I was going pretty slow.. Are the OEM tires really that shiddy? They are original but have just under 4k mi. Is it the tires? The age of them? Were they just too cold? I would just like a little better understanding of what may have caused that, especially cause I'm a fairly new rider

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Re: OEM tires really that shiddy?/1st time down

They aren't dangerous bad or anything but just about anything is better. More than likely it was just from being cold. There will probably be some great tire deals during the off season so you might want to just replace them.
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Yes, they are shitty. The recommended pressure on the swingarm is WAY too much air. Every single time I hit the gas mid turn in lower temps the back walked and skated all over. They are terrible. Plus, if they are original, they are also 5 years old bro.

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Yes, they are shitty. The recommended pressure on the swingarm is WAY too much air. Every single time I hit the gas mid turn in lower temps the back walked and skated all over. They are terrible. Plus, if they are original, they are also 5 years old bro.

Ditch em fast bro. I have a decent hook on tires if you have anything in particular in mind.
I'll be sending you a PM after I do a little more research on tires. Guess my ECU flash will have to wait Unless the boss comes through with a fat bonus

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Yes, they are shitty. The recommended pressure on the swingarm is WAY too much air. Every single time I hit the gas mid turn in lower temps the back walked and skated all over. They are terrible. Plus, if they are original, they are also 5 years old bro.

Ditch em fast bro. I have a decent hook on tires if you have anything in particular in mind.
Some would disagree the stock tires aren't that bad, but I personally feel they are total trash even when Hot! Granted when hot they have way more grip than warm & obviously cold. But those dirty bitches would try to step out any chance they could & using rear brake on a hot stock tire is dangerous unless you know what you are doing.


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This yet again. New tries will change the dynamic of the bike so much you will think it's a different machine all together. I'd Worry about a flash after tires.

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I couldn't tell you about stock tires since iv never had em but I have Pirelli tires now and the only time iv had a problem is when I took a corner a little fast and the tires were still cold. I scooted a little but nothing major. When warmed up iv been hitting corners as much as I can in my area and they do awesome


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All stock tires are shitty AGREED!! Michelin tires are the way to go js ive never had any problems. But i have had the pirelli diablos and they werent that good. They got flat spots quick.
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stock street tires are designed to street use, no warmers, and all kinds of conditions.. and they have to wear more than 1500 miles like some softer "sport" tires will.

but come on guys, if you crash doing 15 mph doing a u-turn, the rider is somewhat to blame The rear tire doesn't spin any faster than the throttle tells it to go. And there could have been sand or something on the pavement there too.

Houston, I would just put it up to one of the hazards of two wheel riding. A lesson learned. Never take anything for granted cause as you found out, even just leaving the parking lot can sometimes bite you.

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stock street tires are designed to street use, no warmers, and all kinds of conditions.. and they have to wear more than 1500 miles like some softer "sport" tires will.

but come on guys, if you crash doing 15 mph doing a u-turn, the rider is somewhat to blame The rear tire doesn't spin any faster than the throttle tells it to go. And there could have been sand or something on the pavement there too.

Houston, I would just put it up to one of the hazards of two wheel riding. A lesson learned. Never take anything for granted cause as you found out, even just leaving the parking lot can sometimes bite you.
I have crashed u-turning before. It sucked...

It's so fcuking tight from the brembo to the fairing stay on the R6!!!!! So when it slammed the front, the bish just fell and pinned me for a second..

But stock tires are garbage. But they shouldn't hinder your u-turn capabilities like Greg has pointed out.

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