Thursday, March 8, 2012
You have to take it apart to learn it
By taking my bikes apart I get to learn all of their differences and similarities. Knowing how the motorcycle works is one of the most important part of riding because there's more then just going fast. I want to be able to control the horsepower I sit on hence the suspension tuning. You want to be able to stop well, so tires and brakes become a factor.
Horsepower- To maximize the power-band on my Suzuki Gsxr 1000, I had it Dyno tuned at a shop to where it was reaching 170 hp.
Brakes- I Changed my brakes from the standard Tociko brakes and replaced them with the Yamahas brakes and a steel braided brake line. My front brakes went from squishy to hard and firm.
Suspension- I had my suspension dialed into my weight by having a specialist check the rebound and sag while I sat on my bike in riding position. Before I had it tuned the front forks were really bouncy- making it great for wheelies- but not for turning and speed.
Before going out on a Ride just wash the bike, it will allow you to cover everything you may catch some leaking fork oil or a missing bolt on the exhaust. It's better to be safe then sorry.