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Old 07-16-2007, 11:42 AM   #21
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The last time I went to TWS (Texas World Speedway), I tried to have it set up and Eric(?) (Austin Motorsports) told me the front is fine but the rear only has 20mm of sag, is it normal? When I was out on the track, the rear does seem a wee bit stiff, and the the steering is quick which caused me to run over the curb on T4 3 times, when I tried to aim for the apex.
I don't know who Eric is, but there are some simple rules when it comes to suspension. #1, what works for someone else may not work at all for you. #2, each track can be set up differently- certainly my bike handles differently at Cresson than it does at TWS (Texas World Speedway). Pavement, cornerspeed and tire wear can affect that. #3, a reputable tuner can be one of the most valuable assets at the track if you're having issues. Patrick and Brandon have an uncanny knack for tuning at the track- I have had especially good results from them at TWS (Texas World Speedway). Jim Cambora also does incredible work for a lot of CMRA racers. #4, one of the things I learned is it's important to know what your bike is doing and to be able to translate that in to language that the tuner understands. That being said, Patrick is great at helping you translate that by asking questions that help you describe it.

I personally have had some success doing some of my own tuning, but I've never had the success with that, that I have when working with a tuner.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:34 PM   #22
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I had wanted Patrick to work on my suspension set up, but that was my first time taking the bike to the track after I finished putting the whole thing together from scratch. It was with Ride Smart and Eric(?) was the suspension guy. As I stated from the original post, I don't live in Houston, otherwise I would have let Patrick molesting her already.
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I had wanted Patrick to work on my suspension set up, but that was my first time taking the bike to the track after I finished putting the whole thing together from scratch. It was with Ride Smart and Eric(?) was the suspension guy. As I stated from the original post, I don't live in Houston, otherwise I would have let Patrick molesting her already.
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