Had a blast @ my 1st track session today in Perth W.A on the Versys and then I friggen came off.
Had been on the track 1 month before, though it was called Advanced ride day, cone work, braking etc, then track fun.
The coming off was ok, bent handlebars though rideable, crash bars saved the day , what gets me is I’m not sure why ? Scraped the pegs a few times and started to try n hang off more. Have about 8mm unused rubber front n back so I’m going to take off the lowering footpeg blocks I have on.
A few things , in the morn I changed the front preload to 2 out from stiffest
, Trying to make it so the bike didn’t dive so much under braking,and rebound damping. Had about 20mm sag , maybe not enough front sag but testing couldn’t seem to bottom out.
Had standard 5 clicks rebound in the rear and 30mm sag. Weigh 90 kilos.
Now I don’t know if the above had anything to do with the off, actually felt good to ride. Trying to play it back in slowmo, peg scraped then off. Obviously I coulda been hanging off more, though I also think in some turns I was slightly twitching the handlebars, line correcting….i know I know, bad move Godzilla… not sure if the front went under 1st or the rear.
Also been looking at pics and vids of motard riders, not that he V is a supermoto, but upright seating position. Seems some riders hang off sportbike style and some seem to be seated upright knees out….or stylishly Backing it in. more practice I spose…
Also have pilot power rear, scrubbed in and standard front...
And had dropped PSI by 2. 30F 34 R
Mr 133bhp racing @ Cadwel Park seems to do awesomely well and not hanging off half his bUm. How do you do it man ?
At the time I was bottom cheek off, knee down helmet almost touching down, erm, ok, well, it felt like that anyways
So what do u guys do @ the track, upright, knee out or sportbike style hanging off ???
Anyways, bum on the bike after sorta straitening the rearbrake and onto the track, but no matter how many times I yelled in my helmet to go dog go, my testicolas had shrunk and I rode awfully, plus the jessies had reversed track direction… Anyways, few beers under my belt and something of a rant, though if anyone has some insights I’d be glad to hear em…. Really want to go again, just that feeling of not knowing what I happened ?
Maybe scraped peg and unloaded the front ?
Anyways, this happened on Wed and today I fitted new bars, and all seems good for another track day Sat, a different track, larger , not with sharp cnrs like the below.