Jump to content
Jaybird180

I crash on the left

Recommended Posts

Friday night I pickup my Minimoto and crash it on Saturday. I’m noticing a trend...

I tend to crash going left. It feels like there’s no warning. I think I overrrun the tire grip surface.

The particular  corner goes downhill at the Apex to give an off camber surface. There are also bumps in the middle of the corner so if you’re off-line you going to run through the bumps. I low sided there and there was no warning. About three or four laps later I’m on the gas and the rear is sliding and it threatens to high side me. 

 I’m riding on a very unsuitable platform for my size and weight. I have a Honda XR 100 with a BBR rear spring that is still under sprung and so it seems there isn’t enough weight on the front, so there’s a rearward geometry.

(edit) The rearward geometry causes the bike to run wide on the gas, so I’m limited in corner throttle application. (End edit)

I wish I had pictures to show of the tires, but  I’ll get some and post later today. They have balled rubber all the way to the edge in the back but not in front which is why I think I’m over riding the edge.

That’s all I have for now. I don’t seem to have the same problems on sportbikes but I am also less willing to crash them. I get my new bike soon (larger platform), but I was hoping it was a rider error that I could fix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you pushing the bike down underneath you instead of hanging your body off to reduce the lean angle?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m hanging off. I’m not able to get as far as a knee down. In one of the photos it can be seen that I’ve worn to the edge of the contact surface.

 

04BD0848-B921-4176-98BD-3201ABB99D32.jpeg

E6224B70-48BF-4012-AC0A-2D673CBC06C2.jpeg

67976FD7-4E20-495D-97E6-6A0353741734.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With good tires, if the bike is straight and aligned well, I'd then check how good your lock onto the bike is with the right leg.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Locking into the bike is difficult.

You gave me the idea of using my TRS to experiment with body positions and fit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TRS...?

Locking onto the bike is paramount...have a look at this photo of Lorenzo's bike:

lorenzo.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see the wings on the RC-213V.

TRS- Pitbull Trailer Restraint System. Mine can be seen in the photo I posted earlier. Here’s one ripped from the internet.

 

 

0A78832E-4510-4F7D-A191-0BF6E3AD5CEF.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a look at the tank pads stuck all over the side of the bike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...