Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
I've been running 705s on my '12 Wee for the last 3 riding seasons (replaced the OEM Trailhawks).
Two sides to the coin...
I was recently in a BRC2 training class run by a HD dealership. Most of the other participants had Harleys or other cruisers. On many of the stopping exercises I was skidding my rear tire, which resulted in some extra attention from the instructors. At one point, an instructor pointed out that my combination of ADV-styled bike and rear tire choice (not a 100% road tire) was making harder for me than the others to prevent. That being said, I feel like if I put the time/money/effort into really setting up my suspension, it would help greatly.
When taking sharper corners at speed, I find myself regularly scraping my peg feelers. At first this concerned me, because I felt it was taking my dangerously close to washing out the tires. But it happens frequently enough, without disaster, that it's become more comfortable. The 705s seem to stick well enough in these situations. Again, this is something I could probably address with some suspension work.
If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.