Borynack suspension report (thanks)
Posted September 28, 2007 - 02:59 PM
Its been about 4 trips so far and I must say that at speed the Honda is now much more stable at speed than the ktm ever was. Very powerfull, great in deep sand and very forgiving. Not as nimble as the 230 lb two stroke in the really tight stuff but being a big guy I can ride it about anywhere. At high speed the suspension can handle some bad stuff althought as an old guy after a few hours the whoops take the toll and make me slow down. Next is to fine tune which i'm hopeing will make it even better. A couple trips ago I did hit a large rock (yeah I know I should miss them) at around 60 mph, I thought I may be getting off really hard but a little flight thru the air and a big ding in the front wheel and all is well, I'm not sure if I may have had a broken arm if not for the updated suspension.
All in all I'm very happy with the new suspension, and many thanks for my Borynack suspension.
Posted September 29, 2007 - 06:08 AM
The only thing different that I did on mine ,(after stiffer springs) was put a 3\4"preload spacer on the front springs.It really helped even more for handling in the slower big whoops.
Posted October 08, 2007 - 03:05 PM
More and more I am finding that the desert race setup and the Baja 500 setup do everything anyone would want. They both plant the bike better then the other setups and give confidence to the rider that in the end makes the rider push to a new standard in his riding. (Wow, sounds like a sales pich and I just spit that out, maybe I should go into marketing? ) I think the Trail riding setup is to soft for any truely agressive rider, great for the guy that runs fire roads and two track, the Baja 1000 is super plush and a little softer then stock. The Desert race will have a little more bottoming resistance then stock but, be way plusher, soaking up the rocks, ruts and such. There are a lot of big rocks and small whoops everywhere in the desert and this setup help to keep the ear to ear grin on those long days. Good for a little more then a four foot drop off, if your bike is sprung for your weight. The Baja 500 is just a step up from the desert race with more control in compression and rebound to handle the bigger whoops. These last two can truely handle an aggressive rider and there are several that run the Baja 500; to race district #37, BITD and the SCORE races. The Desert Race and the Baja 500 have been up-dated to handle 'G'-outs with multible hits during the 'G'-out. The Baja 250 is about as plush as stock, will have much more bottoming resistance and has landed 70' table tops, the huge whoops going North out of SanFelipi at crazy break neck speeds.
When I get around to updating the suspension pages I am going to have only four setups. Have better names or explain things better.
#1 Desert/Single Track
#2 Desert Race
#3 Baja Race
#4 CR500R/XR650R Hybrid Race Setup
I will make the Fork and Shock charts match.
Gene Lane is in the prosses of testing the latest Baja 500 setup and will be Pre-running and racing this Next Baja 1000 with it. He had some good things to say but, hasn't given the setup a full test. The big issue seems to be 'G'-outs with ruts, rock hits during the down force making it the hardest problem for any suspension to handle. In the end we hope this will be taken care of for even the most agresive rider.
Posted October 09, 2007 - 05:14 AM
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Posted October 09, 2007 - 06:23 AM
Suspension valving is always a compromise.
Posted October 09, 2007 - 05:14 PM
Rake set for your motard setup, (wheels and tires and I would run a steering stabilizer)
Adjust the rebound so the bike stays planted till you leave the turn and doesn't open up to soon so to open up during a transfer.
You don't want the front to dive as you come into the apex of a turn.
I think you can pull this off with the Baja 500 setup. It may not be able to get rid of all the wallow through the transfer when you flick the bike.
Posted October 10, 2007 - 06:09 AM
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Posted October 11, 2007 - 06:00 AM
the plusher the compression stack the stiffer or more controled the rebound needs to be....am I reading this correct?
Could you touch on this a little BWB? So with stiffer springs would I maybe use the compression stack from the Baja 500 setup and
the rebound stack from the Desert Racing setup to control the extra rebound force?
Posted October 14, 2007 - 08:20 PM
After the hard drive crash I have had a misserable time getting to access the server to update the XR650R web site. Forgot the password, then I had to figure out how to upload to the server and not have the firewall block everything. It was been a week of little progress. I think I have it now......
It will take time to get everything right. I gess at tons of typo's and stuff not making sense. The site was built after some major time in the hospital, A year of healing, then more was done after a bad year of leaving the bike to many times and having different casts to wear. I have had a few good years of staying together and not seeing the doctor so nothing gets done on the site. I will do a little here and there and see if I can't make a site that makes more sense.
So, far I have just fixed the charts for the shim stacks and will check them for typo's later. There are lots of broken links now because everything had to be reloaded. The server didn't know my new setup so nothing matched. It thinks everything is new....
Posted October 15, 2007 - 06:00 AM
including myself. The shim stacks are really what i'm after. I work as a web developer so if you ever would like some help building pages let me know.
Posted October 17, 2007 - 06:08 AM
Posted October 17, 2007 - 06:51 AM
Yes, I have destroyed the web site and now I am trying to relearn where this stuff belongs on the server. Does everything go into the public_html/ folder? I need a good ftp software. I am using Front Page and it takes to long and now the site is full, because I up-load into the wrong place....what a mess.
If you use Firefox, there's an FTP add-on you can get. I think the one I used to use was called SmartFTP.
Posted October 17, 2007 - 07:06 AM
As i'm sure you already now, the index.html file in the public_html folder is what is (usually) served up by default by your server.
Posted October 21, 2007 - 09:01 AM
Saving them for future use would be a good idea incase I never get the stupid site to work.
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