Looking at a new bike

Alan Nicholls metrogtiguy at gmail.com
Tue May 25 11:43:16 PDT 2010

The big problem I'm having with the front end, is it feels squirrely.  Feels
like those poor thin tubes are flexing like no other when I turn hard into
corners.  If I'm scooting pretty good on it, it feels sloppy, and
unpredictable.  It has a tendency to make me go too wide on some turns, just
to feel like the front end isn't crawling all over.  Race Tech huh?  Sounds
like it's worth a look, but I don't think anything short of an un-findable
fork brace will do the trick. :(.  It does it the worst if I'm riding at a
"vigorous pace" on the freeway.  When I go to turn, it fights me a bit.  And
the lower I get it, the more it fights me :(.  Tires are good, forks were
just rebuilt, new seals, newer bearings on the front wheel and neck.

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Charles Scappaticci
<scapco at ecentral.com>wrote:

> Ask 1kperday, he owned one and did another gent whose name is sadly
> escaping me right now.
> Alan, have you ever looked at Race Teching the front end?  A set of
> springs and emulators transforms the front end pretty dramatically.
> Charles S.
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Alan Nicholls <metrogtiguy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I found a beautiful ZZR1200 here today.  I'm going to go take a look at
> it!
> >  I love my GPZ, but I've always had a special place for a silver ZZR :D.
> >  Anyone here had one, or know much about them?  It would make it worth it
> to
> > me if the forks didn't scare me hitting hard turns like the GPZ does.
> >
> >

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