playersnoopy Posted September 3, 2017 Report Share Posted September 3, 2017 So 2 days after level 4 (CSS and lvls 1-4 done within a 4 week period; and the only track/school experience I have) I went to the Tail of the Dragon in NC; on my stock 2012 Honda CBR600RR and managed to experience what could only be my rear squatting. Literally I steer into the turn and I'm at a lean then felt the rear sit down into the turn and the bike would pretty much go straight at lean; feeling like the rear just would not come around; the tail of the dragon is mostly banked turns making everyone seem like a pro but definitely doesn't help if your suspension isn't set up. Now I ride mainly street and prior to CSS no where close to riding "hard" or corner all that well (apparently; so I learned) and suspension settings were a non issue even at stock settings. Was it possible to outgrow one's stock suspension just after 4 CSS classes? Apart from having the incorrect settings to begin with I would have to say yes. I do know my cornering speed increased significantly from lvl 2 to lvl 4 on average by 20% based on my personal footage with gps speeds. We bandaged the suspension for the time being but with such little adjustments on the CBR my rebound is all the way out atm. Maybe I'm wrong and had nothing to do w/ my suspension but afterwards I was good to go for the weekend ride in NC. Do people experience outgrowing suspension after CSS especially those going from average street rider to attending CSS? (Mind you my weight is near the max for the CBR600RR with gear) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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