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Old 10-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Running Out Of Lean Angle

Racing in the weekend and my teammate who goes hard, went a bit too hard chasing a Guzzi and discovered what happened when you run out of space between you and the track.
He was knocked out but was ok apart from a few bruises.





it took a while for him to find out what happened.
Track has a tight right hander then left hander that rises and then falls a bit off camber.
Its become the corner that has the most crashes.
Would appear his left cylinder touched down, causing the front to lift, throwing him clear and the bike flipping over the left and sliding down the track upside down according to two spectators.
When they brought the bike back my mate turned it on and it started right up.
His motor is raised in the frame too.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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That'll buff right out. Nothing like beauty marks to make a bike run better.

Glad to hear that your mate is OK. That's harder to fix up.

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Old 10-26-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Is he using standard length rear shocks? It gives a little more ground clearance.

Mine are about 20mm longer ( actually the subframe is 20mm lower, but it has the same effect).
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:35 PM   #4
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Damaged minimized! Safety jugs!

I don't see a dent on that tank. An inline motor would've sustained much more damage, and so might your friend. Hooray for opposed twins.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
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I think we just have to face the facts; you can lean further on any other bike, without the cylinders in the way..
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:01 PM   #6
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Is he using standard length rear shocks? It gives a little more ground clearance.

Mine are about 20mm longer ( actually the subframe is 20mm lower, but it has the same effect).
Yes rear is 20mm higher than stock, a German chap came up and was asking about the bikes, and he used to race in Germany in the 90's.Told us to raise the engine more in the frame as it does not affect handling.
I looked at my exhaust clamps and the bolt was grinding....eek
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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I think we just have to face the facts; you can lean further on any other bike, without the cylinders in the way..
I suspect if Marc Marquez rode my BMW he would win our races here.
Its either stop the grinding, accept it, raise the drive line further, or move on to another make really.
I like having a BMW for every occasion
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:08 PM   #8
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Sorry about the one track mind, DOT or Race version of the am26?

Bummer about about the crash.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:18 PM   #9
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One's bum can always be moved further off the seat?
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Yes rear is 20mm higher than stock, a German chap came up and was asking about the bikes, and he used to race in Germany in the 90's.Told us to raise the engine more in the frame as it does not affect handling.
I looked at my exhaust clamps and the bolt was grinding....eek


I disagree. I think it does affect the handling. I rode mine with the engine low ( and it scraped the ground) then I raised it. It definitely steered better with the engine low, but if you're going to crash due to ground clearance issues, you're better off getting used to a bike that doesn't handle quite as well.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:56 PM   #11
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Sorry about the one track mind, DOT or Race version of the am26?

Bummer about about the crash.
Avon treaded racing tyres, very sticky.
Frame flexing and fork dive was discussed today.
I don't have a problem with fork dive as mine is fitted with emulators and racetech springs, makes for a very stable ride.
He's doing that next.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #12
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Avon treaded racing tyres, very sticky.
Frame flexing and fork dive was discussed today.
I don't have a problem with fork dive as mine is fitted with emulators and racetech springs, makes for a very stable ride.
He's doing that next.
Are you running the correct fork spring weight for your weight or higher spring weight to help with dive?
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:49 PM   #13
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I notice the Koni's. YSS make a height adjustable shock that'd fit. Not sure about other brands.

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #14
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There have to be a few glory shots of yourself Volty- don't be bashful
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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There have to be a few glory shots of yourself Volty- don't be bashful
Not as yet, maybe the one of me stranded on the track with no drive to the rear...... and pushing it up pit lane.... gave Nick Cole a laugh.
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