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Old 10-01-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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my handling issue....

okay well i havnt had time to take it to Motorcycles Unlimited so they can check it out but i have tried a few things......

i put the front air pressure to 39 and rear to 42. and i like it so much more!!!! but i can see it may effecting my grip..will it? .. i dont ride hard at all should there be an issue with everyday riding like that???
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consider the air pressure can build up when the air heats up. about 6psi worth. Now you're running 45/48. I would look into getting higher profile tires next time you switch yours out, if you like that fast turn in feeling. GSX-R's are slow turners. I mean, you have to kinda force it a bit with counter steering.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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Pressure way too high.
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i run 32 in the front and 35 in the back.....
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:03 AM   #5
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36 hot is usually good for the street, maybe a tad more if you run high speed a lot.

What is the issue you are trying to resolve? At the very least, set the sag.
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:07 AM   #6
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Jim, look here.

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consider the air pressure can build up when the air heats up. about 6psi worth. Now you're running 45/48. I would look into getting higher profile tires next time you switch yours out, if you like that fast turn in feeling. GSX-R's are slow turners. I mean, you have to kinda force it a bit with counter steering.
WTH? Turn slow? You need to get your geometry set properly.

And OP, your pressure is way too high.
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WTH? Turn slow? You need to get your geometry set properly.

And OP, your pressure is way too high.
I mean compared to an R6. My bike is stock and everything was set by Motorcycles Unlimited
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I mean compared to an R6. My bike is stock and everything was set by Motorcycles Unlimited
dont ever compare the gsxr to an r6
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WTH? Turn slow? You need to get your geometry set properly.
My 600 is a slug to turn.
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I don't get how you guys are saying lightweight 600's are hard or slow to turn.

I can snap my heavy 12R over in a heart beat.. something is off or you need to get more aggressive on the bars.
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I don't get how you guys are saying lightweight 600's are hard or slow to turn.

I can snap my heavy 12R over in a heart beat.. something is off or you need to get more aggressive on the bars.
Slowly falls into the turn. I feel it can be quicker, but I have been told that if I am started to feel that way about my bike then I am riding it right. Different SS's have different handling qualities. Im sure you will agree with that.

But I never started to notice this until I was moving quicker around the track. With street riding it felt great to me all the time.
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I've always used the bars to initiate the turn and also to adjust mid-corner. Some people will argue that countersteering isn't needed, but "body english" will not be able to snap the bike over anywhere near as quick. And you'll find very few corners on the street that require as much input as a track does.

But I like a quick steering bike, and will adjust what I need to, in order to make it react the way I want. Tire profiles also play a part, as well as body position.

But what Jerzey is describing sounds like two issues

slow turn in
unsteady line in corner

Normally quick steering bikes are inherently unstable and twitchy, so something else is going on.

The other snafu I see too many people do is crank down on the damper trying to cure something else.. if you can feel a drag on the bars in normal riding, it's wayyy too tight. I agree with Cali, try unbolting one end and see how it feels.

Also relax the grip on the bars and let the bike move around a bit.
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