This photo clearly shows when fork springs are to soft for the track, yet they may have been correct for his weight
No I haven't been on the bottle, different tracks require a different approach to spring set up. Eastern Creek has a few high speed braking areas and high G force turns and so it requires a stiffer Spring than some others to control the weight
The springs only have one job (yes they also effect damping but they only have one job) and that is to carry the bike and your weight so as to effect correct geometry, and that includes under braking
If the fork uses all the travel under brakes or mid turn G forces then there is nothing left for the bump, so you either have to ride around the bump or brake earlier to ride over the bump with less velocity (the 3rd option is to continue and go down when it bottoms and locks the wheel lol)
How important is it to get right? Well Marco Melandri made a 1/2 rate change, ie went from .96 n in both legs to .96 in one .98 in the other (and I've just plucked those numbers for the example) to go from 8th to 3rd in wsbk qualifying at Phillip island in feb that little bit ment he could brake just that little more while on faster line
Have a great week - craig #mountainraceshop#mb1australia#moto#motocycle#motocross#motosport#mx#sx#suspension#superbike#supermoto#supercross#enduro#canberramoto#easterncreek#pcra
@kenroczen94 dando gas. A pesar de que muchas personas pensaban que Roczen podría volver para el Monster Cup no va hacer así, Roczen está enfocado para volver para el inicio del Monster energy Supercross 2018 en Anaheim #supercross#sxonfox#honda#monstercup
Blown away at the progress this guy has made since his horrific accident/injury during the supercross season. Really impressed and hoping for the best this coming season... #Repost @racerxonline (@get_repost)
Take a lap with @kenroczen94 from yesterday at @officialpalaraceway 📹 @sanoshots #motocross#supercross
We are so excited to see the @irctireusa #carnegieclassic hill transform this week into a race course! Big thanks to @heavywrenchin and @chrisperry6.6, who were out here all day moving dirt and shaping the bottom of the hill. Don't forget to click the link in our bio for more info, online signups, and discounted tickets!
Had a great day not the finishes we were looking for but @lil_derty_fender503 was riding so good and got good starts! 6-3 in open c for 5th overall and 6-dnf in 250c. Bike shut off last Moto and then sputtered so we called it a day. Super proud of you Dev.
Who needs their wheels on the ground mid turn anyway
@dphmotorsport @yamahamotoraus @wilsontodd2 sure didnt as he blast towards the whoops during qualifying for @aussupercross rd1 at @jimboombaxstadium