Okay, I’ve had an old 150cc Yamaha for about 2 months now and in general I’m really happy with it. The only problem is that whenever I ride over a bump in the road parallel to my tyres or brake (even gently) in the wet, the thing goes crazy on me and does a buckin’ bronco all over the road. I feel really comfortable at anything above 30-40km/h but at lower speeds I’m never quite sure what the hell it’s going to do.
Today was the second time in my life that I’ve ever come off a bike and by Gordon if I’m taking the blame. It was wet - but not even that wet - and I was doing maybe 5km/hr at an intersection when the front wheel went completely nuts and wrenched itself out from under me. I was slowing down very gently using just the front disc brake.
Should I give up and sell the thing back to a bike shop? Or could I perhaps try bigger/better wheels/tyres? It seems strange that the tyres are barely (if at all) bigger than my 125cc runaround, and this thing is at least twice the weight.