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Hi I am running your Q2s on my street bike
Whats a good tire pressure for commuting and what should I change it to for a bit more aggressive street riding?
Good afternoon Justin,
The recommend psi for your Suzuki SV650 is 36 psi front and 42 psi rear for on street.
The only time we recommend dropping the psi is when you are on the track
Please let us know if you need any further info.
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I have to back up everything Kevin Stevens has said already. Palomar is a fantastic road, but it's also one that has taken a lot of lives, and many many more bikes due to a lot of things. The overwhelming cause that I've personally seen from the dozens of bikes I've helped pull out of the ditch, or off the side of the mountain is people riding above their limits, or worse not even knowing where their limits are. Reading your first, and parts of your later posts made me cringe multiple times. You seem to be using your finances as an excuse for not learning in a more safe manner. You live in an area with literally hundreds if not thousands of other riders, many of whom would offer you guidance if you actually took some time to seek them out.
I'm not trying to be a douche, but I see a crashed bike in your future if you continue on this path. Stop making excuses, and start listening to the people who have been around the block.
Hit up Meetup.com, I know there are a ton of local groups that would be willing to show you the way.
If you already have race plastics then yes switch them, if not the just tape up the lights and do double duty with your bike. When is the last time the forks/shock was serviced? If it's been more then a year ask around at the track for who is good. Get them refreshed, and your sag set. Just that will get you through to intermediate pace and even advanced with track rubber.
I am going to be looking at doing track days in the future or maybe even a track school. I still don't see myself becoming an active track rider like most of you, but i DO want to learn how to ride my bike the right way.
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This sounds like you are coasting through the turn, which could be a big part of your problem. As soon as you're done braking for the turn you need to crack open the throttle. Keep it open enough to maintain your speed while at full lean. This will properly distribute your weight between front and rear and will make you much more planted. Then add more throttle as you stand the bike back up.
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