NEW: motorcycle racing quizzes
Started by bsavoie, August 05, 2004, 07:26:57 AM
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QuoteTo much preload and you eat your tire, not enough and your rear wheel will not hook up => cause rear wheel spin.
QuoteBut we're back to the original question....What does preload do? Anyone, anyone?
Quoteso I'm not tellin'. ;D
QuoteI'll give 'er a shot :) What have I got to lose except face and reputation ;D"Preload", as we're using it here, is the force exerted on the spring while the bike is at rest.I'm going to guess that many folk increase their preload thinking they'll create a stiffer spring (or at least have the allusion of a "stiffer" spring). So under this presumtion, a rider will crank up the preload thinking it'll stop some rear wheel hopping or loss ot contact with the ground.