Re: Help! 954RR Stock Ride Height Measurement Needed
Give Tim a call during lunch and paraphrase your problem. He may have some suggestions for you. Make certain you mention this discussion on the forum.
To address the question about rear ride height and steering:
Adding static (not spring tension) height to the rear of the bike, shortens the trail on the front end and makes the bike more sensitive to directional input. It also changes the bikes squat attitude on corner exit. When properly adjusted, the bike should turn in without too much effort and not spin the tire when driving out of the corner. The higher the rear gets, the more it wants to spin (oversteer), and the lower it gets, the more it wants to go wide (understeer). Obviously there is a sweet spot, but it is often difficult to find, as front height, rider weight, riding position and tire size all overlap with this adjustment and they all need to be optimized as a total package.