Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Quick off season update. New parts that have been installed: woodcraft clip-ons, woodcraft brake lever guard, and driven gas cap. Also, chain was changed to a 520 and new pitbull sprockets went on (stock front, -2). We lengthened the wheelbase by 25mm.
We took some sag measurements to determine what to do about suspension setup. I am about 165-170 lbs with gear on and front sag was 8mm and rear was 15mm. We took some preload out of the rear to get the sag to 30mm and took 1.5 turns out of the front but didnt remeasure the front sag. After this, we had a track day at NCBIKE. The bike is still having some handling issues. Very unstable mid-corner, it randomly feels like it wants to fall over towards the inside of the turn.
Now, we are deciding if we just want to change spring rates or send the forks and shock out for completely new valving and springs. Decisions, Decisions.
Next test, will be Jennings in February.