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I ran into an issue of handling on my 85 interstate . The mighty Mackinaw bridge in Mi USA has a lane of steel grate . I was forced to run that this past week end . The Goldwing handled like a frieght train with out tracks . It was so bad i thought i was going down . Iv ran it before on a V star running Dunlop tires and it was not bad at all .



Iv checked a number of things on the bike , neck bearings , wheel bearings swing arm bushings ect. I think its the dang front tire on the wing .



Any one had issues with the bridgestone spitfire S11 tire ?



It has a center grove that i think may have been causing the issue .
 

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I think you just answered your own question. We used to have several steel bridges here in our city and going over them with a set of Bridgestones with a center groove was a nightmare. Put on a new set of Dunlops with no center groove and it was a totally different experience. I doubt that there's anything wrong with your bike that a new tire(s) wouldn't correct.
 

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I cant find any bad reviews of the tire but common sense suggested the grove was the issue , your helping confirm that .
 
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