Talk about stating the obvious :lol: But - I'd like to discuss them tyres again simply because I cannot let it go since I still don't quite know what and why. Like, why do I have this insecure feel from the supposedly grippy Motard tyres on the CB400SF, not to mention the worn BT90s - with everything from real to likely imagines slips and slides - whereas the Heidenaus stick like snot to a silk shirt? The front on the Z650 cannot provide the stopping grip of that on the Honda, so there is no doubt the radials have more ultimate grip. It's just me who cannot get it to work. The Honda used to ride on Dunlop motard tyres, and the chicken strips were huge. Now it has Nankang sport touring rim protectors, and they suit me better. Still, there are probably strips nearly 25 mm wide on the front and about 15 mm on the rear, so lots and lots in reserve. Yet I simply don't dare to go there because the things feel floaty and uncertain. On the Z650, I now have new Heidenaus fitted, good, old and narrow. About 5-6 mm strips front and rear - despite having raised the bike, there simply isn't cornering clearance to use more. However, despite digging the centre stand tang into the asphalt hard, the tyres always stick, always feel reassuring, giving me full confidence. Even the 8 year old Cheng Shin I used momentarily, and which was used to its very edges due to a flatter profile, never even hinted at slipping. So, is it all in my head?