Oh you're a fine one to talk... But no, I'm not trying to swap the forks for Ohlins or anything... well not yet.
Just trying to re-assure myself that I haven't all of a sudden lost some ground clearance or fork travel.
Long story boring... yesterday I scrapped both sides of the Belly Pan while riding. Earlier in the day, a buddy made mention that there isn't much "Travel" to the fork... as in not a lot of fork tube exposed on the Speedy compared to the CBR600 parked next to me.
I know I ride the bike hard, I've 13k miles since I got it in may, and with the new Bridgetstone BT016's, I'm really comfortable pushing the bike through corners.
So I was just lookin for a Sanity Check, Mine measured 4.25 inches exposed. If someone else has 6", I'm gonna be concerned!
BTW, I used to be a die-hard Pirelli guy, but the BT016's are by far the best tire I've ever run. Looks like I'll get 3k outta the rear, 4 - 4,5k outta a front. They really stick. I only got 3k outta the Pirelli Diablo Rosso's and these work way better.
At the risk of insulting you......
Was your butt planted square in the seat or did you hang off and weight the inside peg when you scraped? I'll assume the scraping was done in a turn. If not, time for Weight Watchers!
Where I'm going with this is that if you shift your body center line to the inside and weight the inside peg, you will need less lean angle.
I'm 210lbs (Yes I do need Weight Watchers) and have had it down to the point of almost low side and never scraped.
Plus, if you try to ride smoother, you'll load your suspension less. Try rolling on to the brake at the same time as rolling off the throttle. It'll help with the ground clearance issues somewhat. Having extra left over travel in your suspension also gives you a better safety margin for emergencies, etc.
In any case, I have heard of people complaining about draggin the belly pan before. Its prob just a poor design.
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