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Old 05-01-2009, 06:47 AM   #21
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My thoughts are , might still be the cush drive , but trying to test how bad they are by simply trying to turn the tire in gear to see the slack , is not quite the power that a 900cc engine will deliver of course... Not a comparison if you ask me.

Even in 3rd gear at 25 miles an hour , when throttling softly up and down , I feel an additional slacking , not just the gears rebounding , and i've been driving this bike for 2 years now
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:33 AM   #22
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My thoughts are , might still be the cush drive , but trying to test how bad they are by simply trying to turn the tire in gear to see the slack , is not quite the power that a 900cc engine will deliver of course... Not a comparison if you ask me.

Even in 3rd gear at 25 miles an hour , when throttling softly up and down , I feel an additional slacking , not just the gears rebounding , and i've been driving this bike for 2 years now
Change them then. If there's no slop in the cushdrive, there's no slop. The durometer of the rubber isn't likely to get softer over time (without outside chemical help!).

They're cheap-enough, and on two-spar-swingarm bikes it's typically as simple as a tire change (without all the cussin' an' wrestlin' the tire on an' off the rim).
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #23
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You're absolutely certain it wasn't there before, and not just that you've only gotten well-enough acquainted with the bike that you're just-now noticing it?
I had the same thought, but it seems like he's got a lot of miles on the bike.

Just drink a few beers before riding. You won't be bothered with the issue anymore.
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:04 PM   #24
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Nope, it's time to do the standard salt water soak/discard/replace I'm afraid...
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:22 AM   #25
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Just drink a few beers before riding. You won't be bothered with the issue anymore.
Kenneth , that's a bold statement , tell me you are not promoting , drinking and driving !! ^^ LOL
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:17 PM   #26
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Kenneth , that's a bold statement , tell me you are not promoting , drinking and driving !! ^^ LOL
Honestly? I didn't ride my HD "sober" for the first 10 years I owned it. I was at the height of my drinking career back then...before the kid came along, and when I had more money than sense. I never got a DUI (thank you God) but it was expensive and left marks. I don't recommend it.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:21 AM   #27
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Hi guys ,

Thanks for all the kind feedback from before, I have yet to find out what was causing my initial lagging of the drive section of my bike , but indications suggest , tough riding style have worn out the Chain sprocket plus cush drive as a whole. Will have to ride it out for now and replace the whole lot before long.

I have an additional question about tires , your thoughts please ...
I got new tires last spring front and back, I am close to replacing the rear tire (Perilli diablos) I was wondering what would be better to leave the front and change the rear only , front still has some rubber left , or is it better to change both tires each tire change ..

Thank you again

Ralph
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