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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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).
 

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Is there a way to adjust the preload of the rear suspension on a 929 without a special tool? I tried using a giant standard screwdriver but that didn't work. I need to tighten mine about 4 notches.
 

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I did adjust mine on the bike back in '03 when I got it (the only time I ever adjusted it actually) but I can't recall what I used. I do recall it was a mongrel of a job though. I've got a vague idea that I had to use two tools because there wasn't enough room to turn it a full notch in one hit so I had to turn it and hold it while I gripped it again to turn it further to lock in the notch.
The best way is to remove the shock and put it in a vice where you can get a proper grip on it with some big grips. Sounds like a much bigger job than it really is. You just remove the top shock bolt/nut and the two linkage plate bolts and drop the shock out the bottom, clean and adjust it and stick it back in.
 
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