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Old 12-05-2007, 01:20 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by maxgs View Post
Thanks Patrick; you guys have been a tremendous help already. I'll be by this week. Also want to talk about another set of wheels and more appropriate tires. I'm headed back to the track this morning; I'm going to try focus on keeping my weight more appropriately distributed and see how that changes things. I think I'm still putting too much weight on the clipons during braking.
The weight will always go forward under braking, in this regard it doesn't matter how tense your arms are on the bars. The reason you want to relax is that tense arms feed into the steering, ie the bike wants to do something but you're not letting it, eventually it will bite.

It won't help you with bottoming, you're just heavy If you've got money to burn spend it on a properly sprung and revalved suspension. Otherwise, bump up the preload and damping and take baby steps on the track.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:34 AM   #22
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I would recommend getting some Stomp Grips as they will help you keep weight off of your clips on as you will not be sliding up on to the tank.
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