whoa... that was fast! !the track quality at where i am is kinna bad with patches all over and rough surface.. back feels like its sliding even at low angle.. but..
will try! thanks!
It wasnt sliding. Trust me
. What you likely were feeling was the tire actually just starting to work and MAYBE squirming because your tires are not "cleaning" themselves.
The wear looks good and smooth, but they are not clearing their debris. What that means is likely the tire was a bit hot or low pressured for your pace. Contrary to popular belief going super low when you are not fast enough to use it can be BAD for grip, for that reason. The "marbles" make the tires squirm a round a bit (not slide
"Reading tires" has received too much attention as means for suspension adjustment/fine tuning. Read your tires to see if they are too over/under-inflated and are cold/hot-tearing. Other than that tune the suspension according to HOW THE BIKE FEELS ON TRACK. Not the way the tires look when you are parked in the pits.
I think most people ask this question because they don't know what's happening underneath them and don't know what to feel for. So they come in not knowing how to explain what the bike is doing and just say look at my tires and fix my bike. I call it the "Cole Trickle Syndrome" from Days of Thunder
To answer your question a little more thoroughly your tire looks fine. It looks like it's simply picking up rubber debris off the ground (generally going through corners slow, which is expected since it's your first time on track). It's not cold or hot tearing.
that doesnt look like debris pickup from other tires, but rather his are not cleaning themselves. Picked up rubber is round pebbles.
yea.. i felt the same way about suspension. First 15mins it felt too soft, front kept diving too much and rear squatting from acceleration. but the wear pattern seems ok.. after making it harder, the wear pattern is the same but feels much better.
was wondering, on my right i could touch my knee down but on the left i cant seem to. Both sides it seems like it has reached the edge..( head at side mirror and butt half out ) Tried as hard to copy my left corner body position but .. yea well difficult
how do i know how much lower i can actually bring the bike down if there are no more ( chicken strips ) or that small bit left
It is likely something you are doing. If I had to guess it has to do with gripping too tight, and not supporting yourself with your legs, thus you are having trouble manipulating the throttle to the left and you are staying up on the bike a bit more.
ooooh. always thought it would only be the edge.. wasnt expecting it to fold too much..
thanks for all the helpful comment!
As you lean, you hit the edge of the rear. As you go faster the rear sidewall starts to fold, and you continue until you get to the edge of the front as well.. then the FRONT starts to fold too on some tires... then you crash
. you have a long way to go I am sure. That is not to say you cant crash well before that, but it wont be due to lean but rather due to a bad input into the bike.
anyway i manage to film it down
( was warming up the first few mins )
did better the next 10mins after the track dried up but gopro ran out of batt
is the body position ok?
haha sorry for all the question. New bike so im pretty excited. awesome bike
No, the body position is not ok. Notice your head never moves from the middle of the top of the screen. You are moving your ass, but not your body. Look at my signature image, and notice how low and inside my head is.
alright thanks.. will take note of dropping my shoulder
it just rained so everyone warned me not to go near the apex as all the sand tends to flow there after the rain. so i kept to the center as much as possible. will post another video soon
this is in malaysia. Pasir gudang
Unless there are PILES of sand inside, it is not a concern. You definitely were not using the track properly.
And I dont like the idea of saying "drop shoulder".
Imagine a full race tuck. Face behind windscreen, chest to the tank, elbows should be out....
Now slide that back about 4-6" front the tank. Now slide that OVER until the edge of the seat is in your ass crack, outside knee is in tank pocket, and inside knee is out (you never sat up to brake in this imagination... ). THAT is proper cornering position.
Where people miss it is when they pop to brake. They pop to brake, move their ass over, and never move the upper body over. It gets left in the center of the bike.