Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
That sounds like the problem. I had it at Thunderhill too. Going into turn one my general braking marker is at the start finish line. With a good drive I can get around 160mph and then during braking there is a huge vibration, chatter and shaking. The same thing happens going into 12 and into 14.
I worked with Dave Moss and he was the one who suggested I get new fork springs because I was bottoming out.
If you do the twist tie on the fork thing or look at where the dirt line is you can see if you are hitting the mechanical limit for the fork springs. Hope this helps.
That helps a bunch! Looking around the web I found it to be fork springs and/or adding fork oil or crummy brake pads in some cases. That's interesting since I really don't weight a lot (135 without gear). But then again, my ABS is turned to 1 (least amount).
I wonder if adding compression damping would help for now for me? Might have to try it out.
I guess I'll have to hold off on the BST purchase for now.
2015 Ducati 899 (Red)
Sato Racing rearsets, Sato Racing engine sliders, Sato Racing brake lever guard, SpeedyMoto fork and swing arm sliders, CRG CF levers, Shorai lithium battery, Evotech lower radiator guard v2, Ohlins TTX GP, Ohlins NIX 30 Fork Cartridge, LED headlight, BST wheels with ceramic bearings, Superlite front & rear sprocket, SBS Front RS Brake Pads, NRC fender eliminator & integrated turn signals.
2016 S1000RR (Black)