Hey, Smitty, or any of you Harley guys, does HD issue a warning that hard metal, rather than your tires, defines when you'll lose control in a corner?
I mean no disrespect at all with the question. Think of it as me asking as a grieving widow's counsel (which I'm not). What I'm trying to get at is how a rider is supposed to know, when he approaches, say, a decreasing radius corner, that the bike will ground way before the tires are used up, jack the weight off those tires and launch you on a tangent line to the outside of the turn?
Believe it or not, I think I know how this may have evolved -- or not evolved. When I first started riding, in 1970, the lean angle at which you ran out of tire was a fraction of what it is today. To be blunt, some bikes have evolved to keep pace with tires, others haven't.
Frankly, though, that's a piss poor excuse in a death case.