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i never realized how jacked my bike was till my buddy with a stock 04 came by... it was so insane i took a pic..









funny thing is, my bike is VERY VERY stable, but lifted to the moon... anyone else have theirs as high as this?


granted i have a 190/55 and he has a stock 190/50 (which needs replacement), but i'm still WAY higher than he is.



and ignore that poopy R1 in the background! hahahah
 

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Seems about right. Im lucky enough to have access to a computrack machine. Mine was jacked in the back and dropped in the front. Maybe a little too much but its what the computer figured it out to be.
 

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Mine was like your buddys when I first got it till I put a 190/55 and a few spacers. Turns great now.
 

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The RC likes its arse up high, don't raise the forks in the triple clamps unless you're short enough to *really* need to. Raised forks (lowered front end) on the RC seem to contribute to front end push. The RC already carries a lot of weight up front.
 

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Raised forks (lowered front end) on the RC seem to contribute to front end push. The RC already carries a lot of weight up front.
I don't see how raising the forks 5mm would noticeably effect weight bias. How about shifting your body weight one inch? Now there's a change.
 

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My bike, she is an 01 with the swingarm mod done.

I have dropped the yokes 6mm on the front with a mori link and an 04 rear shock in the rear and a 3mm spacer between the upper shock mount and the frame.

She turns in just fine with no front end push, i have new set of pilot 2ct fitted with a 190/50 rear.
 

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My bike, she is an 01 with the swingarm mod done.

I have dropped the yokes 6mm on the front with a mori link and an 04 rear shock in the rear and a 3mm spacer between the upper shock mount and the frame.

She turns in just fine with no front end push, i have new set of pilot 2ct fitted with a 190/50 rear.

Ditch the 190/50 and get a 180/55 OR 190/55... the 190/50 SUCKS!
Also,.. Normally, when one adds the link, the shock is not shim'd, or shims(washers) removed.. ;) So your RC51s arse end must be Really jack'd! :eek: :D

Peace Jeff
 

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after racing many years, and setting up many different bikes i started my rc geometry settings as follows (keep in mind my suspension is currently bone stock sadly).

4mm of shim for rear shock which makes a total of 330mm eye to eye. im running a 190/55 dunlop 209gpA. up front i started with some recommended settings of having about 8mm's of fork tube showing. i took the bike out and it was so freaking nervous and twitchy it was ridiculous. i brought it in and raised it the front of the bike by 4mm's which left me with 4mm's of tube showing and the bike felt tremendously better, although i still felt like i needed a couple more mm's of height up front but i didnt bother making the change at the track because it was my first day back in a long time. when i did get home i raised the front of the bike and i now have 2mm's showing above the triples. i was supposed to get to the track yesterday but i had a family emergency so i missed out. but ill be on the track early august to test her out. btw, im 6' and 220lbs. so i have no issues with reach, etc... with these settings, and running these tires the bike felt very stable. and i would venture to say if someone has stock suspension and is running a set of tires with similar diameters this would be a great starting point.
 

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My front forks are dropped 34 mm from stock :eek: and I have a Kyle link installed and about 2 threads showing on the Penske shock. The forks stick up so high I had to put bushings under the fairing stay so they wouldn't hit.

Of course, that was how GMD Computrack set the bike up after installing longer springs in the front forks. :D

Eric
 

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do you have a damper yet? because you should probably get one

not sure if that was for me or not, but the answer is no, and the bike doesnt need one. with my current set up.
 

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I don't see how raising the forks 5mm would noticeably effect weight bias. How about shifting your body weight one inch? Now there's a change.
Brian,it all has to do with overall geometry when I got my first 180-55 power one(taller than pp) put on at the track the bike was no fun at all the front felt like it was floating and the bars were without feel.

Four turns on the rear shock to lower the rear ride heigth and ten seconds faster on the lap times.

four turns = about 5 MM night and day ;)
 
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