Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ft. Stewart, GA
Motorcycle: 06 GSXR 1K
Re: Suspension 101
I've been looking for a good suspension article. When I got my last bike (600RR) my buddy had the same bike and had already done a couple track days at Jennings. He already had the static sag set when I got back from iraq (he found it while I was deployed for me). When I picked it up he set the sag. This was the 1st sport bike that I rode hard and aggressively. Since him and I are about the same weights he put compression and rebound to what he had on his to get me stated. Only things I ended up adjusting was comression and rebound on the forks. But never got a chance to take it to the track.
Now I have my k6 liter. I've only been able to ride it a few times (couple hundred miles). I am now comfortable enough with the new beast to start pushing it and riding aggressively. I'm find on the low speed s-turns where the surface is flat and smooth. But Riding with some friends the other day we went to hit a high speed long sweeper with a slight bank and seems in the surface (concrete slabs). I had to ease out of it and not power out of the turn. I dont really know how to discribe how be rear felt, but it was was no a safe feel. Breaking was fine and so was the corner entry. It wasnt till about 1/3 way through that the rear stated to feel off and by 1/2 way it got to where I couldnt keep in it.... Where should I start? What is causing this?... I'm about 180-185 in full gear.
'06 GSX-R 1000: R1 thottle, K&N, Akrapovic EVO system, PC III
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