rear pushing?

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Wed Apr 23 09:53:59 PDT 2008

> On Apr 21, 2008, at 9:23 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>> It's gotta be front ride height then. Can you drop the front any?
>> Randy Grein, Master CNE, CCNA

I already dropped it 5mm from stock ;-)

So I think I figured it out.  When the bike was pure stock I'd enter  
a corner and both the front and back would plunge and flex and I'd  
wait for the bike to settle to open the gas.  Now that the front end  
is solid, I'm feeling good so I open the throttle while the rear end  
is still fully depressed.  There's no travel left for the rear end,  
so it pushes.

Which just goes back to what Zoran said, and I need to drop $700 on a  
real rear shock.  Seems pointless for the street, given that I don't  
trail ride any more, but better than falling down ;-)

> On Apr 21, 2008, at 10:07 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> Yeah, it's straight.  And the tire is in good shape.  The last  
>> change was putting my '02s race-setup suspension forks on the  
>> front.  We knew it would imbalance the bike with the stock rear  
>> shock, but I'm surprised it's having that dramatic of an effect.   
>> (and yes we backed off the front preload quite a bit)
>> On Apr 19, 2008, at 1:09 PM, Mike Moore wrote:
>>> Is the rear wheel straight.  Check if one side slipped.
>>> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 4:17 AM, Jo Rhett  
>>> <jorhett at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> my streetbike is acting weird -- half the time when I get on the  
>>>> gas
>>>> (lightly -- it's the street!) it pushes sideways.  Often when I  
>>>> enter a
>>>> corner fast it pushes a little sideways.   Is the stock shock  
>>>> really bad
>>>> enough to create this effect?  (have I forgotten already?)
>> -- 
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA / AFM

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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