bike set up
I'm final starting to understand all about this, snetterton showed up a few places where my bike felt weak. So I would like to look into servicing my shocks or finding something better. I'd also like to look at servicing the brake callipers. As Iíve not got any money at all now I'm just looking into what can be done and what id get from it. This has all been highlighted for me in this week MCN as they got an old bike to go real fast just by working on set up. I havenít messed with the shock all season, as I didnít understand what I wanted from them. Now Iíve been racing for a bit I think I can understand the changes if I made some. An advice would be fantastic and who to talk to would be good to.
p.s. some idea of cost as well.
Dom I don't think you can go too wrong by getting in touch with Ktec in Coalville. This is just down the road from donington and does quite a bit of work to both BSB and BSS bikes. He's also very reasonable
any contact details
Some bloke called Rich who works at Louigi Moto set my bike up, so you could ring him ;)
He may even have some second hand bits, or do an exchange with your stuff for some reconditioned items - that would be cheaper than buying new.
See what he says.
My bike goes OK ;)
Well, it did...
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They fitted the 20mm cartidges and fitted a kit making the shock like new with springs and damping to suite me on my R1, making it handle like a new bike. Have a chat with Chris, he really knows what he's talking about, although there isnt that much you can do to the forks but the shock can be replaced or re-built on the 583. I run a 750ss shock.
You changed it then
it had a 750SSie shock on it when i sold it to you, those extra few mm in length make all the difference
Funny Kev, that's just what the missus says. ;)
Just make sure that his . . .
so called "ohlins specialist" goes NOWHERE near your bike!!!!
I'm not convinced on your diagnosis? What is the problem?
We have on #10:
Shocks - KTech - ask them to set up for track only.
Rear Shock - Ktech service - Use a longer, IE set up, get it set for your weight etc.
Brakes - use them less...or get them serviced and a decent set of pads.
I'm not a techy, but I get the impression people mess with their bikes too much, especially 583?, just get on and ride it! I've not changed anything on my bike all season, changed the oil once!
I know I'm not a good example from the weekend.
Andy was carrying loads more corner entry speed than me, so thats for me to practice, no need to spend money on the bike.
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