Well that was just about the most confusing and completely inaccurate discription of "ride Height I have ever heardEvilTwin-05 said:Your close but not quite there. Sure a tire does make the bike stand taller. But that doesn't change the "Ride Height" in reguards to the suspension. What I am saying is that every suspension component has a sweet spot. Thats where the bike and rider weight just start to move through the stroke of the suspension that can be dampend by rebound and compression gradually until fully compressed without any harsh spikes. So the initial part of travel/stroke can be plush enough to absorb small bumps without transmitting then directly to the rider. Racing and street have totaly differnt setups. But basicaly you don't want the initial stroke to be taken up by rider/bike weight leaving the suspension to only try not to bottom. Gotta run
Ok I am starting to understand, so how does this sound I am running 190/60 with ride height increase by 4mm in the rear and raised forks by 5mmsp2pilot said:Variable two; increasing ride height via taller tire Diam. This will also change front geometry but with out the swing arm angle change thus leaving the rear to act in a stock or standard manner. (not a good thing)
TUTZO51 said:i have found that if your not sure what you should do.... take it to a good shop and have them set it up for you. i took mine to a local aprilia dealer that I had met at the track before and had them do a good hard street/ mid range track set-up on the suspention while watching and taking down figures as we went. there was an immediate difference in the way the bike handled with stock suspention/stock size tires. $35 bucks.
well i havent been down on this bike yet and the bike does handle much better than the set-up i was using. it was my :twocents, not a solid gold brick of information. it worked for me, not to say it will work all the time.LDH said:That's a really good way to waste $35 & end up on your ass in the process...