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Picked up the Syder and spent the weekend riding. Couple of questions.

1) Cornering is an issue as I'm not comfortable with it and find myself slowing way down in the turns, slower than a car!. The dealer set the front tire pressue at 13.5 lbs. and the front shocks look to be in the middle setting. Would increasing tire pressure and stiffening the shocks improve cornering?

2) Flat tire. What do you guys do if you get a flat?
 

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check the owners manual for tire pressure. Also check manual for the suspention adjustment for your weight / load. once these adjustments are made the handling is much better---Budro
 

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Picked up the Syder and spent the weekend riding. Couple of questions.

1) Cornering is an issue as I'm not comfortable with it and find myself slowing way down in the turns, slower than a car!. The dealer set the front tire pressue at 13.5 lbs. and the front shocks look to be in the middle setting. Would increasing tire pressure and stiffening the shocks improve cornering?

2) Flat tire. What do you guys do if you get a flat?
Great questions. Being a future new owner I'll be interested in the responses too. Hopefully with the 2010 and that 1"+ per side added front wheel base will also make it better.
 

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If you continue to become more aggressive with your roadster the uneasy feeling will go away. You must experience the fact that IT WON"T TURN OVER. If you have 2 wheel experience it will be more difficult to get over the sensation of "no control in the corners" The roadster will go where ever you point it, unless you ride like a fool.
Don't give up. I bought my 09 with 3k miles on it for MUCH less than new because the previous owner never rode it like it should be ridden, and lost a lot of money in doing so----just my experience, hope ya give it a real chance before ya give up.---Budro
 

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I ride with 18psi in the front and 30psi rear. Increasing the preload on the front shocks will lessen the body roll in corners but a stiffer sway bar evoluzione.net, inc. does wonders for the cornering.
I have also added the Elka suspension kit. Magnificent quality but expensive.

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I'll have to see if I need it for the 2010 RT models. I see they don't make the sway bar for the '10 yet anyway. Now the suspension kit looks like a real winner. Have to wonder though if it will affect the warranty. Real food for thought. Thanks for the reply!
 
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