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I really need to shake this notion that small road debris will cause me to crash horrifically if I'm leaning in a turn. It's killing my confidence in corners, so I wind up going too slow into a turn and have to do all sorts of that makes me look retarded.
Old 04-08-2011, 11:44 AM Daishi is offline  
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I know how you feel.

Here, the road has all sorts of manholes and metal hole-coverings all over, even on the highway. With the high humidity, these things always have condensation on them and im convinced im going to lowside....
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I really need to shake this notion that small road debris will cause me to crash horrifically if I'm leaning in a turn. It's killing my confidence in corners, so I wind up going too slow into a turn and have to do all sorts of that makes me look retarded.

same here. Problem is I almost wiped out over gravel during my lessons, and the guy who rode just behind me definitately wiped out over that gravel
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wow, hard to believe this thread is still going so strong
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here is a little vid of my new exhaust, let me know what ya think

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20k miles, and already time to rebuild the clutch on the R6.

Under heavy load above 10-12k the clutch starts to slip really bad. Should be about $100 for new friction plates, so not too awful.
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here is a little vid of my new exhaust, let me know what ya think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4YHaTrpUKk

sounds like everyother 600 out there, maybe i just don't get it
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I've been playing with my suspension, as well as trying to catch up on some maintenance and have some oddities I wanted to post here.

At present the suspension is completely stock with a few adjustments to get sag and clearance from bottoming out correct and the correct feeling while riding. I'm not sure that it is spot on, but it seems decent enough so far.


FRONT:
Preload - 4 marker lines exposed (about 10-12 turns out from all the way in).
Rebound - .75 (out from hard)
Compression - .50 (out from hard)

REAR:
Preload - Stock (middle of collar)
Rebound - 1.5 (out from hard)
Compression - 1.5 (out from hard)

I'm running Showa 43mm conventional forks up front with .770kg/mm springs (progressive, no idea of the other profile) -- completely stock arrangement including the Showa SS8 (10wt) fork oil. That said, the oil is well overdue for a change and I will be doing so in the coming weeks.

Tomorrow I'm going to replace the tires (Dunlop Qualifier 2s) as they are on sale at the moment, my current ones are fucked and I already have one new front that's been resting in the closet for the last 7 months.

Presently, with hard riding, I have 10mm of clearance from bottom, which seems to be spot on. My rebound and compression up front seem fairly consistent, though I'm not sure either are perfect to my needs just yet until I can ride a bit more on decent tires.

That said, I pulled my wheels tonight and noted normal wear on the rear but the front is completely destroyed... not sure if it is just because I ran it longer than it's intended life, but there was bad cupping (possibly related to low tire pressure as I ran 32lbs cold up front) and on the partial-lean section, there were large flat spots that had developed on both sides. Is it possible my forks could be slightly mis-aligned; causing odd wear?

Additionally, one of the more eccentric of the posters on the Triumph forum, that happens to do a lot of racing and development of performance parts made a few odd recommendations that I wanted to gather your thoughts about.

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Remove the oil and replace with 7.5wt and air gap of 110mm/105mm lowering the fork leg 5mm through the triples will help the bike turn in, but you will lose travel and the guard will hit the under side of the triple clamp under hard braking. Use the air gap to control the travel.
Turn the comp all the way in and then out half a turn on both legs and rebound turn all the way in then out one full turn on both legs.

Wind the preload all the way in and then back four turns.

Sounds a bit odd, but at the same time it seems like a reasonable way to skirt buying springs and valves. I am just not sure it's really necessary. The range adjustment isn't massive with my suspension, but it seems adequate so far and with fresh fork fluid I may end up spot on. His ideas seems reasonable, but I'm not sure what negative affects they may carry due to the increased fluid flow and lessened air spring.

Additionally, he suggested going back to a 190 rear, from the 180 I switched to ages ago. I see the 180 as an improvement to turn in with little sacrifice to contact patch -- just not sure what other benefits the 190 could offer that'd be desirable over ease of turn in.
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sounds like everyother 600 out there, maybe i just don't get it

My R6 doesn't sound like that.

Sounds good, snake.
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My R6 doesn't sound like that.

Sounds good, snake.

all rook same!
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:06 AM lopoetve is offline  
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same here. Problem is I almost wiped out over gravel during my lessons, and the guy who rode just behind me definitately wiped out over that gravel

Here's what I did - go find a set of tight turns near where you live, with low traffic. For me, it was a residential street with an s-turn, but there was no way for other traffic to be near me due to a median (helps).

Then start at one end, and loop back and forth a bit faster each time, till you get used to it.
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I'm a fan of open parking lots, as you can work all sorts of technical maneuvers including sweeping turns.

Settling on Q2's again if Cyclegear has them in stock today... they didn't have them yesterday. Every time another tire gets compared to them, the Q2's end up rated better for feel/feedback and capability; the price is awesome too.
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LOL.. biggest backyard mechanic fail ever?

http://forums.probetalk.com/showthread.php?t=1701300629
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Holy shit.

Anyone who drills through the ECU of their motorcycle should automatically have their riding privilege revoked.
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Holy shit.

Anyone who drills through the ECU of their motorcycle should automatically have their riding privilege revoked.

well in this, unless the asshole has money tree he won't riding for quite a while I guess
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