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Old 02-21-2020, 11:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey guys! Thanks for everyone’s input. I’ve just got back from getting my new Pirelli Night Dragons fitted. I’ve attached some photos of before when I was running the stock 210 vs now with the new 240 👍🏻
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm curious as to what kind of twisties anyone is taking on a Cruiser at 80-90. I need to find these roads.

There was a guy on here (Jaker?) posted some YouTubes, riding that kind of crazy. Kept grinding his foot pegs off. This bike can move!
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:48 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Juat out of curiosity how much do you weigh rockbottom? Thats gonna make a big difference. Im pushing the 280lb+ level. I have a lot of weight to throw around which is going to make the bike feel easier to turn on the twisties. If your a skinnier guy in the like 150 range i could see that being something that would compound the issue
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I'm curious as to what kind of twisties anyone is taking on a Cruiser at 80-90. I need to find these roads.

There was a guy on here (Jaker?) posted some YouTubes, riding that kind of crazy. Kept grinding his foot pegs off. This bike can move!
I’m pushing about 175 with all my gear on.
And no I’m not doing 80/90 mph on the heavy twisty roads on some of the mountain passes I might.
On heavy twisty road and the suggested speed on a twist in the road shows 30 mph I’ll down shift, drag my front brakes keeping the throttle open to maintain rpm’s and enter about 45mph. At the apex of the turn I’ll slowly release the front brakes while giving it more throttle. The rpm’s still at about 3k and climbing to keep maximum torque on the rear wheel and she comes out of the turn at full throttle at about 60 mph and accelerating.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thats possibly why your not getting the nimbleness. Coming itno a turn im not on the throttle at all or im letting out of it. I notmally dont really touch the brakes at all. Once ive entered the turn and started the lean then ill roll into the throttle easy and only at or right after the apex really get into it. You holding the brake while giving power is going to make it harder to turn in general because of the gyro effect that wants to keep the bike in balance. Let off the throttle going into the turnnuntil youve started your lean and you should notice the difference pretty immediately
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My goal is to keep the rpm’s up and maintain maximum torque at the rear wheel coming out of the turn. Dragging the front brakes keeps pressure and weight on the front wheel and compresses the front forks and shortens the wheel base just a bit. Making the ark of the turn just a bit shorter.
It may make the bike harder to lean. Trading off harder leans for shorter and quicker turns.

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