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michaelh
Posted 11/28/2014 4:04 PM (#81339)
Subject: Front end traction questions


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As per my signature, I have a wide, heavy-ish s/c mounted to a heavy-ish cruiser m/c. I have eaten my way into the super-lightweight class, but could still make lightweight class after a couple of laxitives and a good sweat. Even un-ballasted, the peg hits long before the balance point is reached. With my wife, son, tools, and assorted 'stuff' in the car, figure it adds another 225#.

On a flat, dry, road, I've found that when I go into turns fairly hot, I can feel the front tire loosing traction. I do have a Heidenau K-28 that I'm waiting for Customs to inspect and will be putting on.

Any other ideas to keep the rig turning when it wants to go straight (besides slowing down)?
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dawg gone
Posted 11/29/2014 10:36 AM (#81361 - in reply to #81339)
Subject: RE: Front end traction questions


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try gust dragging front break while rolling on the throttle, shifts the weight to front wheel. it's in the book.
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michaelh
Posted 11/29/2014 3:21 PM (#81365 - in reply to #81339)
Subject: Re: Front end traction questions


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I had associated (and practiced) the front brake/throttle combo to get the rear end to drift, didn't think about it transferring weight onto the front wheel (which it should).

Thanks! Conditions permitting, I'll give that a shot this week.
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Crilly
Posted 11/30/2014 11:05 PM (#81383 - in reply to #81339)
Subject: RE: Front end traction questions


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Remember, that is just for turns toward the car.
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