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  1. I still don't understand how both Suzukis got swamped at the start.
  2. Thanks for bringing up the air gap. Though i have an academic knowledge of it's working, i wonder if any of you have experimented with it and found what difference it makes?
  3. I had a very interesting introduction to preload. My friend had gotten a new bicycle with a rear monoshock. As he proudly explained this spring made the bicycle go faster, i examined it closely. I found that i could make the spring longer or shorter by turning it.I made the spring as long as possible [ minimum preload ] and rode the bicycle.It offered a comfy ride on bad roads but moved far too much on tarmac.Trying to pedal hard meant most of the force was soaked up by the spring and i just bobbed up and down in the seat. I made the spring as short as possible [ maximum preload ] and
  4. Robert, how did the under inflated tire feel like on track?
  5. Hmm....looks like there wasnt enough weight on the front and the bike was understeering? That seems to have torn up the front tire a bit. Looks like you got on the gas hard as you were picking up the bike.The throttle control is good, as there is a clean area on either side of the worn area. Which bike was this? Were the tires warmed properly?
  6. Great to find this thread. I wanted to throw this out there - Why dont racers share common problems they encountered at the track and the solutions they found? You were in a race, and you encountered a loss of rear grip say. How did you ride around it? What helped the situation and what made it worse? Things like that. Information about bike prepping would also be helpful, any personal tips and tricks you can provide. We have a tires thread, i wonder if we can have a suspension thread as well where people can discuss what changes they made to the suspension and what were the results.I
  7. Also on scooters with little wheels and basic suspension, the rear is always a much safer option.Get on the front hard and the front end will collapse alarmingly and bottom out real quick. No telling when the bargain front tire will lock up either.In fact, the rear brakes are larger than the front by design on these things.
  8. Consider that there are all kinds of bikes, with varying weight distributions and brake systems.Bikes such as this royal enfield standard below are terrible bikes.Weak frame, heavy vibrations, primitive suspension and bargain tires. Good luck applying the same technique you do on sportbikes - The front brakes on this bike offer little feel and hardly stop you. They also lock without warning.The rear is a much safer option, as there is actually more weight on the rear and a locked rear can be controlled more easily.You can lock up the rear tire and keep going for a good 200 feet. Anyone gone 20
  9. Honda have introduced linked brakes and linked abs [ combi brake and C-ABS according to them ] on scooters and bikes because most riders in Asia rely solely on the use of the rear brake. The front brake isnt even functioning on many bikes, with the lever hanging off or no brake fluid in the reservoir. Have experienced this in person. The idea as mentioned above, is that rear brake usage causes a proportional front brake application automatically. Front brake works as usual. Honda make a big fuss about this while marketing them here.
  10. I have seen Marquez carry 64 degrees of lean as indicated by the lean o meter during the motogp races. I think you need to be going quite fast to carry that kind of lean....at slower speeds you would crash. Also at higher cornering speeds, isnt there an increased force on the tires?
  11. A highly interesting observation.....thanks Eirik. Has anyone on the forum dragged an elbow though?
  12. Congrats on the new bike....do put up some pics. Prices on that shop are astronomical.
  13. Anyone who own Ducati's do post pics?
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