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Offline karot9100

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 02:16:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by jpmiller [+]
Some good advice given,
I'd add a reminder, moving your body off the bike alters the centre of gravity, allowing the bike to be more upright in a bend giving more grip thus allowing you to corner faster and safer.
Scraping your pegs/boots first, generally means you are leaning the bike over further than it should actually go.
Also (and as i'm a fat b:stard) if you are a bit heavy then your bike will be lower and you can scrape pegs a bit more easily. Good relaxed body position is key.
Just my thoughts

John
Thanks for the advice. I'm about 78-80 kg, not sure how much pounds that is, but i think thats pretty average. I do not have any idea how to setup suspension tho, changed the suspension settings from normal to comfort and back but i do not feel a big difference tho. I always think the rear suspension bottoms out on bigger bumps tho.

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 10:14:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by karot9100 [+]
I do not have any idea how to setup suspension tho, changed the suspension settings from normal to comfort and back but i do not feel a big difference . I always think the rear suspension bottoms out on bigger bumps .
its an R6 but gives you a start.
Your need to rope someone in to give you a hand.
Compressing the front down for rebound Really tricky !

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 11:42:06 AM »
I found this to be a good video for getting my feet in the correct position.

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 02:44:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gaz [+]
I found this to be a good video for getting my feet in the correct position.
The thing with that is its more concerned with knee down thing,rather than being comfortable and confident leaning in the turns.
OK if thats your bag I guess???
But we have all seen a few odd shapes being thrown on bikes by Guy's who feel knee downs some kind of Holly Grail.
 

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2017, 02:47:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mart62 [+]
its an R6 but gives you a start.
Your need to rope someone in to give you a hand.
Compressing the front down for rebound Really tricky !
This is actually really good, I'm watching a master class from Dave Moss right now and he really knows his stuff! I'm sure going to use this guys instructions to take a look at my suspension.

Thanks for this!

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2017, 05:25:56 PM »
Be aware though that having track settings does not mean it'll be great on the road. I messaged Dave whenI had my Blade and dialled in his recommended settings and it was terrible on the road. My final settings were way off and nearer the factory comfort settings.

Remember to set your preload first before you start. That'll give you even more hassle as the progressive nature of the Street suspension and the fact that it is meant as a middle ground for single riders and pillions alike that you'd really be better off having the correct springs for your weight before you start.

When I dialled in the recommended sag adjustments for my 15 stone bulk the bike felt like a dog dragging its ar53 and the front was very nervy.
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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2017, 07:42:21 PM »
Weather this is pub talk or urban myth.
(Plus I get a bit of ribbing for my weight gain.its my knees honest guv..).
I was told that if you are over 12 stone then your too heavy for the street.....
I'm 14 un a bit .
But then that's probably the older model  maybe .
My bike and rider sag came in fine.

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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2017, 07:53:59 PM »
I reckon that's bollox. My 13R rides fine but the preload settings are nowhere near where they should be. Probably more to do with the progressive nature of the suspension than anything else.
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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2017, 08:01:34 PM »
I fitted a one off linear link and plates replicated from the dimensions of the UK Race Support unit and that really highlighted how far out the standard springs are.
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Re: Leaning/Body Position
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 09:56:21 AM »
Found this old thread.
It might prove helpful
https://www.street-triple.co.uk/index.php?topic=15931.50

 


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