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|02-18-2009, 02:53 AM||#41|
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well, i'll chime in with my limited experience with race suspensions...
on my old zx-10r i was running decently fast times around msr-h on the stock suspension. i then upgraded to ohlins forks and a prxls rear shock on the new zx-10r, i lost 5 seconds on my lap times after the switch. it took HOURS of tuning and experimenting to get them dialed in properly. once i did get it dialed in though, i dropped 3 seconds off my best time.
so what am i saying? stock suspensions are very compliant and work well at various settings. race suspensions work much better, but their margin for error is MUCH narrower. when they're setup right, they're a dream, but if your settings are off it's like trying to ride a bull. they're much more sensitive to settings than most stock setups are.
just my 2 cents.
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|02-18-2009, 10:32 PM||#43|
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You need to add wieght
Get yer'self a big ol' fat PiG like mine and the bumps through the turns will settle down just fine. She's fat but stable! Unfortunately the bike will take 37 seconds off your current lap times...
(I know... I'm no help...)
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|02-18-2009, 10:37 PM||#44|
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The best you know is the best you've ridden on.....
Riding on stock suspension is having to deal with the manufacturers compromise.
Riding on aftermarket suspension built, sprung and valved for your weight, riding style and tires makes a difference that has to be ridden to be understood.
I've yet to meet or hear of a racer with a properly built suspension that said "stock was better."
My 2 cents, YMMV.
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