Another Track Day tire question?
yoober at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 08:52:50 PDT 2008
Thanks Jo. I think I will experiment with some sort of compromise. I
am having success getting good drives out of the corner, but can do
better as far as getting into the corners -- getting the bike to
change direction more quickly and staying forward to get that bite.
You guys (especially Z since he gave me my suspension setup) give me
your opinion on this.
If I get my weight more forward and ride the front harder, would
adding a click or two of rebound to the Penske be a good idea to try
to increase rear traction a touch on corner exit? What would be the
downside of that?
On 6/19/08, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com> wrote:
> Erik, you might want to try moving that around. I haven't had too much
> success raising the rear because it does exactly what you observe -- loses
> rear traction. So I keep the rear pretty low with a hard compression
> setting and it works really well (for me anyway).
> I'm probably the opposite of you, riding style. I'm all over the front and
> hard hard on the brakes into the corner. I keep the rear lower, but drop
> the front even lower and just lay on top of the front tire for corner entry.
> My front and rear tires wear at about the same rate.
> Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM
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