Riding season has started, time to dust of the cobwebs....
Got a question....
noticed that if I go round a round-about or long bend and shut the throttle quickly, it feels like the front wheel/tire tucks in.
Now, I know I should not do this and maintain drive, but what setting change to the suspension could I try to reduce this?
I can do the same road manoeuvre a couple of times to experiment, but thought I'd ask here first.
Nice bike, Duchy. Love that livery !!
The problem you allude to has more to do with the rider, rather than suspension set up.
Set up your speed before entering the corner, for you should be going thru it in neutral throttle, with just enough to keep the rear tires spinning & neither accelerating nor decelerating.
If you accelerate, you'll bring the rear tire around & it'll start to slide & make the bike come around, pivoting at the decked knee. A sensation better experienced at the track.
Chopping the throttle is verboten in a corner, especially if the bike is already leaned at close to extreme angles. An action certainly not suited for the streets.
When you decelerate or chop the throttle mid corner, it's like using the front brakes & all of the weight on the bike comes forward. Your are then asking your front tires to cash a check that it cannot & you may experience a "low side", with the front tires tucked in.
I would highly recommend track schools, like The California Superbike School classes in the UK.
I've been taking their Level IV classes for several years now & can power slide the bike sideways out of a corner at around 100 mph, while the bike is pivoting around my knee on the track, all thanks to my stellar Coaches like Matthew, Badger, Flash & others from the UK branch of The California Superbike School in Dubai. What a wonderful sensation. One that I think I shall remember even after I die !
Seriously, be careful & don't do what you you're doing, except for trail braking but you really shouldn't be doing that on the streets. I've been riding a motorcycle on the streets of 3 countries for over 38 years without an accident, avoiding scenarios such as the ones mentioned above.
Ride Safe and Friendly.
Best Regards From The Bad Doctor.