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Old 07-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #41
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I put a new chain on the bike a while back. During that process, I specifically worked to shorten the wheelbase as much as possible, i.e. I made the chain as short as I could. From a theory perspective, a shorter wheelbase should turn better, right? Well, in reality I'm told that the GSXR-1000 racers do the exact opposite. They want the wheel as far back as possible. Larry noted that the rear end was snapping loose in an unpredictable manner. It looked a little narly in the videos. He suspects that it's a combination of the rear wheel being so far forward and my rear ride height being too high resulting in too much weight on the front wheel.

Now when he's on the bike, it behaves differently since I'm at least 130 lbs heavier. That said, it's still something to consider.

Yeah for sure, definitely think you should consider your options with that. I would have to agree with the theory behind the different set ups, you would think a shorter wheelbase would be condusive to better cornering. I really wish I would have found a better entrance into the last chicane and been more comfortable so that I could have ran the same gear with you onto the entrance of the front straight. I would like to have seen what the difference would have been if I had been in 2nd gear with you. I know that's the gear I should be in, but I was panny wasting around in 3rd gear trying to find my line through there....it really jacks up my drive out of that corner
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:08 AM   #42
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Pete... seriously... you were coming by me so quickly, I can't even imagine what it would have been like had you been in 2nd gear. BTW, I short shift 2nd coming out. It's pretty bumpy for me coming out of 15 and I've had a couple of moments there...

BTW, I'm running -1 in the front and stock in the back. What are you using?
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #44
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BTW, I'm running -1 in the front and stock in the back. What are you using?[/QUOTE]


Im so stock it's not even funny.

Yeah I'm thinking it's probably gonna be a little hairy coming out in second and seeing how the front wheel settles after dancing on the pavement just before transitioning the elevation to the front straight.
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Thanks for the tip. What else can you tell me so I can ride better?
in case you didn't realize I was kidding, your skills are very good.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:53 PM   #47
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OK, here is what we looked like with the data acquisition. Sorry, guys, no narration all over this video. And, the brake sensor is just a wee bit too sensitive right now. Just a glove on a lever sets it off.

Be sure to watch it in HQ.

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