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Old 01-10-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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I went for a short ride during lunch

I took a few roads by my office some have 75 - 90 deg. turns.
I was taking it easy because I didn't want to put another hole in my slacks during my lunch break. During this ride, my backend broke loose 3 times in mid turn. I checked the tire pressure this morning and it was a firm 36 Front and Rear. I rode for about 10min. before hitting any of the curves to warm up the tires etc.. what else could be the cause?
Maybe Chit on the road?
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I've seen you ride.

36psi is too high. Bring it down!!
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... and make sure it's taking you at least 3 seconds to get to full throttle!
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Drop the rear to 34 and work on your throttle control. You should not be breaking the tire loose on the street to often. Especially during a lunch break.
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Drop the rear to 34 and work on your throttle control. You should not be breaking the tire loose on the street to often. Especially during a lunch break.

I think this is really the problem. I need to learn to this throttle control thing. :eh:

The Honda seems to be a lot smoother with throttle response from closed to wide open but the Triumph is ready to scream as soon as I crack the throttle.
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I think this is really the problem. I need to learn to this throttle control thing. :eh:

The Honda seems to be a lot smoother with throttle response from closed to wide open but the Triumph is ready to scream as soon as I crack the throttle.


Yeah, your triple has some torque. Rub it in! :laughing6
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Yeah, your triple has some torque. Rub it in! :laughing6
That wasn't the point but since your brought it up
Salt + Woud =

But it's very costly on tires
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dragging knee in slacks? :confused1
how about are you shifting around on the bike right when you turn and get on the gas? whacking the throttle on or off? charging into the turn then instant gas at the apex?
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dragging knee in slacks? :confused1
how about are you shifting around on the bike right when you turn and get on the gas? whacking the throttle on or off? charging into the turn then instant gas at the apex?
I usually try to get the bike stable by pressing on the outside peg when pulling back on the throttle. I'm working on throttle control but still a bit choppy to to the torque of the 675. I usually come slow to my corner speed right before entering the turn. Then try to hold this speed to the apex and accelerate as I'm peaking the apex and rolling out.
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dragging knee in slacks? :confused1
how about are you shifting around on the bike right when you turn and get on the gas? whacking the throttle on or off? charging into the turn then instant gas at the apex?
He likes the torque his new toy has. It shows in how he goes through tires.
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I've seen you ride.

36psi is too high. Bring it down!!
yamaha shop sets mine at 36 every check up.. and i take the back back down to 20... and the front to 30ish.. they always tell me i need to check it weekly... little do they know i want the back tire low..

oh and I also went for a lunch ride.. took my truck home and rode my bike to the bank and back to my store... fun fun... no issues. almost got busted wheelin down Nasa 1 though... :eh:
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hmm try not holding a contant speed until the apex but a controlled accelleration thru out the whole turn so therefor you are increasing the throttle thru out the whole turn with about 80-90 percent throttle used right before the bike comes upright for the straight.
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Also, work on lightening up your grip on the throttle and bars in general. Hold the throttle like it is an egg or something breakable. This will help you ease into it a little better.
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hmm try not holding a contant speed until the apex but a controlled accelleration thru out the whole turn so therefor you are increasing the throttle thru out the whole turn with about 80-90 percent throttle used right before the bike comes upright for the straight.


I'll give that a shot on Monday's ride and again when I get out to the track.
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Also, work on lightening up your grip on the throttle and bars in general. Hold the throttle like it is an egg or something breakable. This will help you ease into it a little better.
This I know is a problem.
But I have tried for the past 2 months to break this habbit and It only happens after an hour of so of pushing it and constently thinking about wiggling my fingers to remind myself about the death grip.
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:30 PM   #20
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I wish I could have ridden during lunch. Bike is locked up in the garage and it looks like I won't be riding until the weather warms comes after this COLD front we are getting early next week. 46 is to cold in the morning to ride to work.
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