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Old 04-20-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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Can't always blame the tires...

Thought I would share my experience with you guys. Last weekend at the track I was starting to slide my bike much more than what is normal and acceptable on the track. I was blowing my lines, running wide going into/thru turns, etc. Immediately I assumed it was because my tires. They must be shot and need replacing, I thought. I mean, they did have 2 1/2 trackdays on them so they must be letting go, right?

Well this weekend proved me wrong. After spending time working with my suspension, I went back out on the same exact tires and all of my "tire problems" had disappeared. No more running wide or blowing lines. In fact, I ran a new personal best on "old" tires all because my bike was now working the way it is supposed to and not forcing the suspension duties onto the tires.

Yes, get your suspensions setup by someone who knows what they're doing and you might find yourself much more relaxed and comfortable on the bike. And you may increase tire life in the process.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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Yea its amazing what just a decent suspension setup can do for you.

Andy @ Metric Motorcycles or Brandon @ M/U - I'd recommend any day, both guys can actually explain what they are doing and get your lap timpes down just by 'twistin` and turnin` .

Congrats on the personal best on old tires Derek !
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Derek Steptoe View Post
Yes, get your suspensions setup by someone who knows what they're doing and you might find yourself much more relaxed and comfortable on the bike. And you may increase tire life in the process.
Exactly what I always tell everyone!

Congrats Derek, glad to hear your weekend went well.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
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thanx for the knowledge and good looking out.
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