crashing aint so bad
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
Re: Suspension ? Tyres ? Help pls..
ok now are you on or off the gas at this point. What tire pressure were you running.
Reducing compression in the rear shock will usually add rear end traction, but if it is set to soft the bike will run wide coming out of turns and may bottom out over bumps making for a very nerouse ride. If the rebound is not stiff enough the bike will be very plush and will wallow around on corner entry. If there is to much compression the ride is harsh, rear traction will be reduced on out of corner accelleration, and will cause a tire to overheat ( also reducing traction ). If the rebound is too stiff the ride again will be harsh,the bike will understeer going wide out of corners, the bike will also jutter or jump over bumps mid turn.
If you are off the gas mid turn there is a lot of weight transfer to the front of the bike. If you have to much rebound damping the rear wheel may not follow the road very well and could cause the symptom. If you are on the gas mid turn it could be that there is either to much compression, or there is to little and the suspension is bottoming out.
If the tire pressure is to high the tire will be cold not getting hot enough for optimum traction. And depending on what lap times you are running and the type of tire, you may also be performing beyond the tires ability. We need more specific data to really establish the issue.
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