Frustrated with suspension
Well this is probably more of a vent than anything, but any help or tips are welcome. The bike is a 2010 zx10 with 100% stock suspension, tires are Bridgestone bt003rs front and rear.
My main complaint right now is traction. I cant even wheelie the bike in 1st or 2nd gear as i just haze the back tire. I am also afraid to lean it over as it feels like mainly the rear tire is on ice. The front feels pretty planted with good feel, and the bike does turn in nicely. I am no suspension guru, although I have always set up my bikes myself, never perfect im sure, but I know just enough to be dangerous lol. Right now though I have come to the point of over thinking things, and could use some good pointers to make good adjustments. Here is how the bike is setup currently:
Rider weight with gear 205 lbs
Front forks are set flush with top of triple, rear shock is unshimmed.
Set sag on bike fully geared with 2/3 tank of fuel at 25mm front and rear.
Front rebound set at 5 clicks from full hard
Front damping set at 5 clicks from full hard
Rear rebound is set 1 turn out from full hard
Rear high speed damping set 1 turn out from full hard
Rear low speed damping set 1 turn out from full hard.
I have of course played with tire pressures as well. This has all been done on the street for what i consider aggressive riding with track days coming soon. Tires right now are set at 38 rear 36 front, which seems to be about as good as it gets with current riding temps in the mid 60's.
If anyone has thoughts feel free to chime in, or if anyone knows a good suspension guy in my area, im all ears. Thanks for reading and any help.
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