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Old 02-03-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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Best Suspension Setup

What is the best suspension setup for cornering.

1.) Higher front - Low back
2.) Lower front- High back
3.) even

Hard or soft suspenision
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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Best answer depends on the rider.
1. Body position
2. Your style, are you a late braker and slow out of the corner, or slow in fast out?
3. What track/or street driving situation?

Every turn has it's own camber, angle, distance, and length. Moto Gp racers set their bikes up for every turn using GPS systems which actually changes their traction control, stability, and throttle amount allowed. Literally they can set up for an entrance.....maintenance throttle, and when their ready to roll on they can actually SMOOTHLY roll the throttle all the way on, without the ECU sending full power to the engine. Pretty remarkable, and probably takes a painstaking amount of time.
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What is the best suspension setup for cornering.

1.) Higher front - Low back
2.) Lower front- High back
3.) even

Hard or soft suspenision
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There is no single answer to that in my opinion. If you are wanting to adjust your suspension I suggest $35 and visiting Motorcycle Unlimited for a few minutes.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
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There is no single answer to that in my opinion. If you are wanting to adjust your suspension I suggest $35 and visiting Motorcycle Unlimited for a few minutes.
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Best answer depends on the rider.
1. Body position
2. Your style, are you a late braker and slow out of the corner, or slow in fast out?
3. What track/or street driving situation?

Every turn has it's own camber, angle, distance, and length. Moto Gp racers set their bikes up for every turn using GPS systems which actually changes their traction control, stability, and throttle amount allowed. Literally they can set up for an entrance.....maintenance throttle, and when their ready to roll on they can actually SMOOTHLY roll the throttle all the way on, without the ECU sending full power to the engine. Pretty remarkable, and probably takes a painstaking amount of time.
Wow, seems like cheating, but apparently it's legal.

Granted engineers are an important aspect of any successful race team, however there should be some limits to this kind of technology in professional racing.
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You're basically asking 2 questions; geometry and suspension set up.

Geometry numbers depend on the specific bikes you're asking about and the tires you're running.

Suspension set up will be dependent on rider weight, skill level and intended usage among other things.
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You're basically asking 2 questions; geometry and suspension set up.

Geometry numbers depend on the specific bikes you're asking about and the tires you're running.

Suspension set up will be dependent on rider weight, skill level and intended usage among other things.
Yes that makes better sense. Thats what Im trying to find out.
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Yes that makes better sense. Thats what Im trying to find out.
Leave it to Patrick to make sense while Hooli makes none at all.

Take it to Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, you will ride home with a bike that feels better. (you'll feel better too)
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Leave it to Patrick to make sense while Hooli makes none at all.

Take it to Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, you will ride home with a bike that feels better. (you'll feel better too)
wait...what do you mean Hooligan wasnt making sense?!?

Dammit, now I gotta untighten everything.
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