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was setting up a friends 1098 today - it was a lazy steering but much improved after raising the rear - im going to lower the front a bit next.

the front lacked feel and was moving to fast - i added more rebound and had to use all the compressoin adjustment.

its really prety good now for fast street riding - i like it - wonderful motor.

but the thing that bugs me is its standing up driving on the brakes - its not as bad since i raised the rear - but trail braking is not nuetral.

a 749s i played with did the same thing until i raised the rear, lowered the front, degreed the steering head in and changed to pirelli tires.

but you cant changed the headstock angle on this bike without buying a new tripple clamp and it already has pirelli.

?can anybody help here?

d magi
 

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try raising the front one line at a time until it becomes neutral again. On my 749 the difference in one line would make or break that neutrality
 

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most the reading i've seen tends to show the 1098 is the opposite of the 999.it likes the front raised and the rear lowered
 

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The 1098 as delivered has too little trail and the back end too low. What's needed is to raise the rear in order to get the proper swing-arm angle and offset triples to get adequate trail.

You may want to read this; http://tinyurl.com/ygxx8xn

From what I have read, you may have created a dangerous lack of trail in your friend's bike.

Good luck
Courtney
The link quoted above is a good place to start.
 

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It was my bike that magi was helping me with.

Even after just an afternoon of him playing with it, the bike feels alot better than it did. He's really got a good feel for this stuff.

I'm not sure that I'm quite needing a $1000 set of triples just yet though...
 

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glad everyone agrees on the same solution :D
you funny guy - was thinking the same thing - but wazahe and pat are heading in the right direction - not a simple fix though - ill just squeze what i can out and let be.

rode a buell 1125 cr saterday - steering, handeling was stunning - you guys should try one - youll be shocked.

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glad everyone agrees on the same solution :D
That's is indeed pretty funny...forums can indeed be that way sometimes.

My ST2 does this as well, scared the pants off me the first time I gently applied some front brake in a relatively slow corner (as the radius tightened). I haven't played with anything to try and counter it, though.
 

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thanks for the tips folks.

its odd but i rode a standard street fighter - the steering was great and it didnt do anything weird at all and ive spent quite a bit of time on a 1100s monster and once it was set up a little, it was swell - just a hoot to ride - the front end feel is wonderful

it would have been nice to have a little more adjustability on the rear - bloody olhin and no compression knoby thingy for me to fool with.

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