spgtech Posted June 20, 2011 Report Share Posted June 20, 2011 Last Friday I was doing a trackday in preparation for the weekends racing and I had the front end washout. Specifically, I was doing fast for me but comfortable laptimes, was keeping stable lean angle, had started the roll on some time back, and was just at the apex of the corner when the front started skipping out and then let go at about 50mph. As with the other front end washout I had earlier in the season, several people told me I need more weight forward, which seems contrary to the CSS teachings I've learned in Lv1-4. The local suspension guy did clarify it a little by saying that if the front end tucks, it is from too much weight forward, but if the front wheel skips or chatters that it needs more weight to keep it from understeering. It seems to me that if the problem is sheer lateral traction, that more weight is a bad thing, but I can at least wrap my mind around the idea that if the problem is vertical weight holding the front in contact with the pavement, that weight forward could work. As before, bike is Ninja 250, so no throttle wheelies out of the corner to account for. So, the question of the day (maybe more for the coaches) is how to incorporate some forward bias into the previously learned techniques (perpetual hook turning comes to mind), and if this is a direction worth exploring. Thanks in advance for any input. -Sean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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