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I've ridden my 3AJ for around 2,000 kms now and are wondering am I a woos or do these bike only "happily" cruise at 90/100 kmp/h !! OK its now loaded with Ali top box and new Bridgestone Trailwing, but riding on the highway this morning was just a little un-nerving..... (should remember to check the psi in the front tyre). I've just had a new (old stock) TW101 fitted, properly a bad idea - the bike is harder at the front and not so secure road handling.

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i used to ride my 3aj at about 110kmph and it did so effortlessly only when i pushed it to bout 140kmph it was a bit weavy. but i had dunlop knobbies 606 i think front and back and i loved them.my bikes getting rebuilt totally and i would go for the same tyres to do the barryway and the wee jasper in october 05
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Old tyres [say more than 4 years old] are harder and have less grip, and do not wear as quickly as new tyres.
In other words : old tyres are dangerous when wet.
I bought an 8 years old Dunlop Trailwing last year, and when it rains and I pull up at a light the wheel always spins.

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I know I have to be careful using older tyres. However they have worn a little and the bike has settled a lot more. Also I think the great weather we're having is helping!!

The next plan is to buy a higher screen, I've been offered a GIVI unit which is 34 cm in total. Are they worth it ? I only wish I could test it before handing over the cash...

I'm also thinking about the rear cog / sprocket, I'm guessing mine is standard however it could have always been lowered, anyone know how many teeth are on a standard one, anywhere I can buy different sizes ?

As for brakes, I'll start another topic.....

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More screen = more turbulence = more noise
I took my screen off and I love it.

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I've removed the massive ali back box and can happily run at 130 / 140 kmph before I get the back wheel wobble.

The tyre has also worn a little which certainly helps.

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Thanks Fred for that advice, I just bought an old Dunlop trailwing myself, about 3 years of age I think.

I´ve just been around the UK with 90 kg of luggage, I cruised about 100 - 110 kms/h on fourth gear most of time.
Without luggage I cruise 120 kms/h on fifth gear.
Its enough for me and the pleasure of riding a mono is more important than speed.

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