Joined: 19 Jul 2001
Location: United States, California, San Jose
|Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 12:22 pm Post subject: Is this "normal"?
|Ok, so things are fine for most of the corner, until, it's time to mash the gas and exit, then the back steps out and you are counter steering to correct it. Is that the picture?
1. Be aware of your sitting position, don't lean into the corner. Lean out. Also, don't lean forward, like "into" the expected acceleration. Let it press you back into the seat back abit.
2. Roll slower onto the throttle.
3. Look to the front end. Try narrower and wider on the front. Probably narrower. The thing here is that with it narrower, there should be less jacking, and, when you release the wheel, it will set the backend down more quickly. This may reduce turn-in, so watch for an entry push to develop.
4. You say tire pressure helped the most, was this in back? What pressure did you get to? There are circumstances that a YDS is best at 25-30 pounds, but, this is usually covering up some other problem, it is just quicker to fix it this way for the moment.
5. Stiffer axle, longer hubs with the same track width. Instead of longer hubs, add axle collars, one or two per side and try that out. It's reasonably quick and easy to A/B putting them on and taking them off. If it works, then go for the longer hubs. Again, though, this can go towards an entry push.
6. Any of the things that go to tighten the back on exit can create, or, increase, an entry push.
7. Another serious question: Is this on all corners or just some?
[ October 17, 2001: Message edited by: Roger Miller ]