My R6 eats you.
Going with the -1/+2, but on some tracks I'll need to change to stock or even a -1 in the front. Obviously this will push the rear wheel back, does anyone know how significant this distance will be?
A lot of people don't really know about setting up chain tension..sad, yes I know. I'm not sure I understand your last statement though. Say you take my bike and put me on there, I'm 230 lbs and then you take someone like Colin who weighs significantly less than I do. Would you not need to make adjustments to the chain??? I know suspension plays a big part as well but I've been told bigger guys would have a slightly shorter wheel base for the bike to be able to squat under compression of the chassis.Oh, well that is the norm I would think. But rider weight has absolutely nothing to do with chain tension. Tdub
Chain tension has absolutely nothing to do with rider weight. If it is too tight, it will actually bind and not allow the suspension to work properly. TdubVery good info....answer me this real quick and I'll get out of your hair (as I have to go eat leftovers). From my previous post...do you need to make adjustments to the chain slack/tension for variances in rider weight. Or do you leave that as a control and just tinker with the suspension/sag and go from there. You obviously know your shit so I'm just wanting to gain a little more knowledge here. I'm always down for learning new tidbits.
As the rear wheel swings thru it's arc, the chain is tightest at one point...when the C/S center, swingarm pivot center and rear axle center are on a common plane. This is where the chain should be adjusted to be at it's tightest (relative term).
As I am switching our race bikes over from the 600RR to the R6 for the upcoming season, I am unfamiliar with it's proper chain tension. So what I will do is when I have the shock off (to replace with our RaceTech shocks), I will place the rear wheel in the above position. Then I will adjust the chain to a snug, not binding, position. When I reinstall the new shock, I will make a note of easy reference of how loose the chain is when the bike is on the stand.
Normally and in most instances, I have found that if you take a finger and press the chain upward, it will just barely come in contact with the swingarm slider at it's most rearward location.
Again, no matter how much you weigh, when the rear wheel goes thru it's arc, it will pass thru it's tightest spot. Tdub
No....I think I'm only going to one Hallett race next year. Doubt I'll make both rounds.Chain tension has absolutely nothing to do with rider weight. If it is too tight, it will actually bind and not allow the suspension to work properly. Tdub
PS...were either of you guys at the last Hallett race with CMRA?