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Old 01-28-2014, 10:04 AM   #70
dwoodward
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Originally Posted by JohnCW View Post
Another interesting observation is no one ever discussed suspension setup in a topic like "the bike just wouldn't make the turn". In fact its hardly ever discussed on motorcycle forums, period.
You need to get out more, mate.

First. It's never a factor. Second, I see threads on it all the time.

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Doesn't it strike anyone as unusual that pro-riders obsess with suspension settings to make a bike handle, yet the average road rider seems hardly concerned at all.
The average race driver is also concerned with suspension setup- the typical soccer mom, not so much. Pro racers- car or bike- are seeking the extra 0.01% that will win them a race. That's not really what we're talking about, is it?

PS- I suggest you go google up "Keith Code No BS bike". Body position is good for improving cornering clearance- which, and I'm repeating myself, is almost never a factor in street crashes- but doesn't really help change direction much.
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