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Old 05-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Hitting bumps in turns..not cool

so im riding this VFR i got a few week ago so im workin out the kinks so i can finally call it my own. but i noticed when im in my turns and getting my lean on it feels like the littlest bumps in the road messes balance.

i dont know if im asking too much of the bike but i want it to feel more like my recently deceased 09 zx6r which had me feeling fearles. is there something i can do to remedy this or is just the characteriscs of the bike?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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have you had the suspension set to your weight yet?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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nope, What do you mean by that?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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go to a shop have them check the forks, new fluid then set suspension
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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how much do you weigh?

how many miles on the bike?

VFR pretty much sucks adjustability wise, go talk w/ patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited he owns a newer VFR and can lead in the right direction to better handling

i had racetech ft springs and heavier oil put in mine.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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Lifting your off the seat helps too
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yep, go see Patrick and get them to help you setting the bike up...
and if you have to ask what that means, maybe you should hold off on "getting your lean on" until after you see Patrick. Do not mean to sound insulting, just mean that you will be a whole lot safer after that is done.
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yep, go see Patrick and get them to help you setting the bike up...
and if you have to ask what that means, maybe you should hold off on "getting your lean on" until after you see Patrick. Do not mean to sound insulting, just mean that you will be a whole lot safer after that is done.
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Just give it some more power out of the turns man, this might be your issue. If your keeping a steady throttle in the turn your going to feel a lot of bumps. By powering out of the turn you lift weight off the forks. Zoooom
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I can set your suspension for 20 bucks
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If anyone wants to learn to set their own suspension, its very easy. Just look for Twist of the Wrist Vol 2 and it has a 20-30 minute video of setting the suspension sag and everything.

It goes over everything needed. Its nice knowing how to tune it yourself
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Just give it some more power out of the turns man, this might be your issue. If your keeping a steady throttle in the turn your going to feel a lot of bumps. By powering out of the turn you lift weight off the forks. Zoooom
What if the bump is at the apex and he's leaned over with about a 2 inch clearance below the peg spurs/feelers?
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:15 AM   #13
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Even if the bump's not at the apex, more power out of the turn is not going to help the rear suspension and your spine is going to get driven into your skull when you go over a bump and your is on the seat
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powering out of a turn is kind of a vague instruction... it can be good, it can be bad, depending on when and where in "the turn" that happens.
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I hear using your legs as part of the suspension and using proper body position helps...
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Having Patrick set the suspension is one of the best upgrades you can do.
Could not agree more. Had this done and man does it make a difference.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:35 AM   #17
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Go ride TWS (Texas World Speedway)...u will get use to bumps in turns
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replace the stock vfr rear shock with something better. I use an ohlins.
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...also check tire pressure. What year is this VFR??
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