Being that I'm relatively new to sport bikes I am learning new techniques with every ride, getting more and more comfortable with what I can do with my bike and what it is capable of.
The other day I took a passenger on for the first time. Of course it was a bit different balance wise and really uncomfortable on the "man hood" when she was really hanging on, her weight was on me and my weight on on my.....and those were pressed against the tank....you get the idea.
Other than the discomfort I also noticed that my bike was a slug. Its normal peppy and powerfulness seemed weak
and pathetic up until about 8000 RPM
. The passenger (lady friend) I was carrying probably weighs around 120-130 I weigh about 200. The only thing I can say might have contributed is that I realized after the ride that I was only at 26 PSI in my rear tire and 18PSI in my front. Now I know these pressures aren't good for a single rider never mind a combined weight of 320-330.
So is this normal? I see dudes riding around on 600's all day with chicks on the back....do these bikes really die with double riders?
Could there be a compression or engine issue here
, like I said the bike scream with just me on it from 2000RPM (well) all the way to red line, I cant keep the front wheel down from 1st to 3rd with the throttle 3/4 or more