update on the new tires and 43
just installed the new dunlop road smarts and replaced the rear sprocket to a 43t....all i can say is wow, a totally different bike.
the only problem with the 43t is your will end up going faster than you think, interstate cruising around 85 is wonderful, rpm's are in the perfect range and -0- vibration.
the new road smarts ride better than the stockers, even though there might be a better tire available, the road smarts i cant find a flaw.
dont worry about 1st gear take offs with the new 43, bike takes off just like it did with the 46 but you wont have to change gears as quick
if you ride mostly on the interstate or back roads the 43 rear sprocket works perfect, i rode about 200 miles yesterday on all kinds of roads and felt like i was on a different bike