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carl.ostervig 06-20-2008 4:55 PM

Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
Can anyone answer this question:
I was on a trackday yesterday on my fireblade. Had michelin pilot power 2 ct on it.

The bank angle got so high that the bottom fairing got into contact with the ground. How can this be possible? I thought that the clearance was sufficient to avoid this. Any guesses? The pegs were into contact naturally.

bladeracer 06-20-2008 10:20 PM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
My bellypan also grinds on my racebike.
It's not due to the lean angle entirely. It's also dependent on how much the suspension is loaded up in the turn.

carl.ostervig 06-21-2008 1:14 AM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
thats what i figures out myself, so maybe the suspension is a bit to soft

rokitt51 06-21-2008 1:16 AM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
How much do you weigh? that is also a factor in that.

ptlcb1 06-21-2008 1:38 AM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
If its a bike that you plan on doing many track days on, I would suggest that you get your front and rear end set up according to your weight, from a suspension shop. The difference that will make will be priceless! My front forks and the rear shock were set up to my weight and since I had that done, I have continued to lower my personal best lap time. It is well worth the money to have this done...

carl.ostervig 06-21-2008 4:54 AM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
Rokitt, 91 kgs, so i probably need it a bit stiffer than most others, right?

Red Rider 06-21-2008 11:03 AM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
Like this?

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/hon...tml#post684270

With stock suspension, it's easy to scrape the fairings, pegs, and levers. Rearsets and a properly set up suspension will solve the problem.

carl.ostervig 06-21-2008 11:13 AM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
Looks exactly like mine, Red

curt248 06-21-2008 12:26 PM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
Red rider. Are the Corsa's a track spec tire or a sport/steet tire?

I'm just curious if street tires like pilot power's should be able to lean to the fairings as well?

I'm sure I haven't gotten close to the limits of my tires but if scraping plastic is the limit then I have a long ways to go.

CBR929RE 06-21-2008 2:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by curt248 (Post 687684)
Red rider. Are the Corsa's a track spec tire or a sport/steet tire?

I'm just curious if street tires like pilot power's should be able to lean to the fairings as well?

I'm sure I haven't gotten close to the limits of my tires but if scraping plastic is the limit then I have a long ways to go.

I have Pilot Powers scrubbed all the way to the edge and haven't dragged the fairing.

curt248 06-21-2008 3:58 PM

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So scrubbing all the way to the edge is safe on a stockish 929 with street/sport tires?

Red Rider you also scrape levers? Are you saying your rear brake lever I hope? When I read that I thought you meant the clutch and front brake lever.

curt248 06-21-2008 4:04 PM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
What is the proper way to set up stock suspension on the 929? I just set mine according to what sport rider said and it made a big positive difference in the way my bike rides and holds a line in corners.

I didn't set up my static sag or other sag either. What is the right amount of sag?

Red Rider 06-21-2008 4:47 PM

Re: Maximum bank angle 2000 929 fireblade
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by curt248 (Post 687684)
Red rider. Are the Corsa's a track spec tire or a sport/steet tire?

I'm just curious if street tires like pilot power's should be able to lean to the fairings as well?

I'm sure I haven't gotten close to the limits of my tires but if scraping plastic is the limit then I have a long ways to go.

Depends on which Corsas you're talking about. I run Pirelli slicks on the track so I can't really tell you much about Michelins. I was referring to scraping the brake and shift pedals(levers) being possible on stock suspension. Depending on the tire (and pressures) the 929 can have a considerable amount of lean angle. The first thing to do is set the sag to get the most out of the suspension (stock or aftermarket).

curt248 06-21-2008 8:01 PM

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My question is what is the correct sag for the 929?

Red Rider 06-21-2008 8:28 PM

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