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Old 11-14-2018, 06:34 AM   #46
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I had the same problem on my 13 r1. Turn 11 for example at Laguna. The bike would not turn unless I was off the brakes. I went and told Dave moss he added two clicks of compression and fixed her right up. It was amazing.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:57 AM   #47
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I had the same problem on my 13 r1. Turn 11 for example at Laguna. The bike would not turn unless I was off the brakes. I went and told Dave moss he added two clicks of compression and fixed her right up. It was amazing.
im surprised that change helped that feeling. can u explain the improvement that u felt a little more?
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:22 PM   #48
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im surprised that change helped that feeling. can u explain the improvement that u felt a little more?
I should add I had 30mm Cartridges in the forks and a ttx Rear but the change was huge. I could brake now to the apex of the corner and not have to brake straight up and down then release and then turn in.

He had explained to me at the time why the change did what it did but That was 5 years ago now and I didnít fully understand then and donít really know now. Lol
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I should add I had 30mm Cartridges in the forks and a ttx Rear but the change was huge. I could brake now to the apex of the corner and not have to brake straight up and down then release and then turn in.

He had explained to me at the time why the change did what it did but That was 5 years ago now and I didnít fully understand then and donít really know now. Lol
Damn. Was hoping to learn something. Oh wells

The only time Iíve felt that drastic a change from only a compression damping change was when I accidentally left the setting at full soft after pulling the fork apart. And the change I needed def wasnít 2 clicks
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:03 AM   #50
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make sure u buy those forks w/ Ohlins carts and extenders in the For Sale section
Why Ohlins VS GP Suspension? I'm pretty biased, but GP Suspension comes with manufacture support, especially trackside.

OP: What's your fluid level in the forks? Springs at 1.0 seem too heavy as does the rear spring. Bike sounds like a board. Aim to use the lightest springs you can get away with.

Given the problems you've got, I'd suggest sending your forks in for a service and making sure everything is Kosher. I can't tell the times I had incorrect work in the front end or shock early on it my racing endeavors and didn't know that was the cause of much of my grief.

I'd encourage you to send them in the us at GP Suspension...our tech(s) are excellent and will help you with setup issues long after you get your forks back. Shoot me a PM and I'll get a discount code for the service. I'm interested to see what's going on in the front end....
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Why Ohlins VS GP Suspension? I'm pretty biased, but GP Suspension comes with manufacture support, especially trackside.
ahh zombie quote. like afm199 said, it was a screaming deal.

ive never seen any GP suspension guys trackside. who does it and when/where to they show up?
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thread from the dead....

To wrap up my results, At Ernie and other's insistence I:

Softened front to 0.95 and rear to 92.5N

Rear out to ~329mm eye to eye

Front at ~525mm full droop (that's ~2mm of the gp cap extenders above the top triple)

Things I've noticed - buttonwillow this year was consistently hitting 2-3s faster and feeling like it took much less effort to get there (most important). Bike turns in just OK but responds very stably under heavier trail braking, in fact it feels much smoother the harder I push the front into a corner.

Exit seems pretty neutral and doesn't feel like it wants to drift too wide though a little more than before.
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Cool thread and great read. Glad bike feels better. Throughout this whole thread I was wondering if anyone else has rode your bike and felt the same?
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I haven't had the chance to have someone else ride it, actually, either or before the changes I've made.

I felt like softening the bike up made it a bit more forgiving wrt dynamic ride height etc.. but it really started to shine when I pushed it harder this fall. I went to t-hill and honestly after riding it harder it felt much more stable mid corner than it ever has without being weird on entry/exit.
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I haven't had the chance to have someone else ride it, actually, either or before the changes I've made.

I felt like softening the bike up made it a bit more forgiving wrt dynamic ride height etc.. but it really started to shine when I pushed it harder this fall. I went to t-hill and honestly after riding it harder it felt much more stable mid corner than it ever has without being weird on entry/exit.
When that bike is set up properly, it's one of the best handling and easiest to ride chassis's around.
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