09-10-2004, 10:15 PM
When do I really need rear sets? I am grinding the (feelers off) pegs and my toe boot sliders have ripped off. Should I try and learn not to lean so much or buy some rear sets and keep the same lean.
I hear the higher up the bike is the more contact patch you get. I am trying to learn to throw my body out as if I am elbow dragging more. Sucks cause im working a hole into the tip of my sidi boot lol.
What would you track guys recommend?
09-11-2004, 04:00 AM
basically you would get rearsets if you are scrapping but are happy with your suspension setup, which means that when going through the turns you can hit your marks consistantly while hard on the gas. if your going through the turn and one time your wide the next you apexed early means your suspension still needs to be tweaked.
how are you setting your body up on the bike before turn in? most of the time its because you are not getting your butt off the seat enough and sitting too upright. so try moving your butt over more and lean forwards and lower your inside shoulder going into the turn and see if you still scrap.
fyi I still have the stock rearsets on my race bike and only occationally do I scrap a peg and thats usually because I had to use a different line to pass someone and required more lean to do so. hope this helps http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
09-11-2004, 07:07 PM
This pic I wasnt really on it but it will give you a general idea of how my body posture is. Lately I have been pulling my elbow into turn as if I am trying to scrape the elbow.
Also should I go stiffer rear shock setting if my rear tire is pulling out on me. I know most of it is from me throttle happy on the apex. But my rear is soft right now, I am 200 pounds also would it be wiser to stiffen it up?
09-12-2004, 12:57 AM
set your sag front and rear
here's an article on how to achieve it
http://www.4sportbikes.net/ubbthreads/sh...;o=&fpart=1 (http://www.4sportbikes.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=166&page=0&view=collapse d&sb=5&o=&fpart=1)
09-16-2004, 02:44 AM
I've found that I tended to drag my toes when riding overly crossed up. The picture above is a great example. The rider in the black has good posture, body is even with the bike, meaning that his butt and chest are parrallel (sp?) with the center line of the bike whereas the rider in the white has his butt hanging off and his head over the tank. I also tend to pivot my foot so that the sole of my boot is against the side of the bike, the side of the boot is on the peg. Kinda like a pocketbike rider does. More clearance for your foot and longer extension for your knee--I use the knee as a feeler.
09-16-2004, 02:59 AM
I've found that I tended to drag my toes when riding overly crossed up. The picture above is a great example. The rider in the black has good posture, body is even with the bike, meaning that his butt and chest are parrallel (sp?) with the center line of the bike whereas the rider in the white has his butt hanging off and his head over the tank.
I use to have that problem also, what I do right before I go into a turn I tippy toe on the peg. Another problem when you go into a turn, and you put your knee down to drag the puck. Pay attention to your footing, a bad habit I had was when I go into that turn I use to twist my foot without knowing it.
So put the pegs under your toes and as close as possbile to the frame. Keep your arms loose!
09-18-2004, 01:08 AM
Have you tried getting the bike up in the air. Extenders in the front forks and getting the rear up also? GSXR's do have some ground clearance issues at times. And yes, rearsets can help.
09-19-2004, 09:07 AM
I was thinking about raising the rear with a shim
09-21-2004, 01:02 AM
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