I’m a simple man with simple logic so I’d like to start with tyres as, after all, they are what connect us to the tarmac. Think of it this way, you could be sitting on £5,000 worth of Öhlins suspension but if your tyre pressures are 10psi out you’ll never get your bike to handle ...
Throttle control comes from a properly set-up bike. The rider has to get the bike to handle as he wants it by feel. He needs to know when the bike will start to move around, when the tyre will reach the limit. Throttle control can be learned
Step OneCheck tyre pressuresYou've got to get the basics right before tweaking suspension. Tyre pressures are about as basic as it gets and can make a bike feel like shit, or like the best bike in the world. Go with your recommended handbook pressures, but if you've lost this bal...
K-TECH will be running an open day at their Derbyshire HQ on the 10th September offering discounted suspension set-up from their specialist technicians.At the set-up day K-Tech will adjust your settings to the optimum performance of your suspension
. Suspension needs to be individually tailored.So rather than simply try and tell you what your suspension does and how it does it, we devised a series of tests to help describe what badly set-up suspension feels like. Each test was done without the riders
Chris Pike is John McGuinness’ chief chassis technician: “Knowing the road you’re going to ride is a good start. If you can’t avoid the bumps and ruts, the best you can do is set your bike up to cope with them. We put progressive, road-biased linkages back in the suspension on ou...
Your view of the road ahead is everything. The further you can see the more stopping distance you have available, and the more stopping distance you have the more speed you can safely use. However there are factors to consider, and where you position – where you place yourself an...
48 bikes were booked in for the first K-Tech suspension setup day but in the end the guys managed to squeeze in 52 in total after a few opportunists (good on ya!) turned up to see what was going on.Despite the typically Derby-ish looking weather
rider that really understands suspension and rarely have I met one who's adjusted theirs.Which, when you come to think of it, is mad. We've got all the adjustment we need to take a bike that's setup for Mr Average riding on a typical road and alter
FAUSTO GRESINI has announced the set-up for the Claiming Rule bike his team will run alongside the RC213V in 2012.The Italian team have hired the services of British frame builders FTR to house a Honda CBR1000RR engine within the prototype chassis
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