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post #1 of 4 Old 01-15-2007, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question for those who use Sato rearsets on the track

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I used to post on Project919, but haven't posted here 'til now...so howdy!

On to my question(s): What position do you have your adjustable Sato rearsets set to for riding on the track? Also, do you use a different position for the street?

Personally I run mine at the lowest position for comfort on the street and leave it there for the track. The lowest position seemed cramped at first compared to stock and took a bit of getting used to. But now that I'm comfortable with it and occaisionally grinding my toe sliders at lean (yes, I'm on the balls of my feet), I'm wondering if a higher position is warranted. I know I'm not hanging off as much as I could and I'm definitely not going as fast as some others, but I'm curious what works best for other 9'ers.

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Run'em high enough to still be comfortable and not compromise use of controls and/or side to side transitions.
Low enough as not to contact the track or compromise lean angle. Or limit bike.
Sounds as if your right about "there."
Adjusting preload, I.E., Ride height will help the occasional toe contact by increasing ground clearance.
If that's done. Raise'em up one & see if it feels right. Given the bike that it is, Your gon'a have some limitations.
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If you are draggin the Sato rearsets even on the lowest position then you need to work on your body position & lean off more...

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Thanks for the advise guys! From the pic of my most recent trackday at Laguna Seca you can tell that I don't lean off as much as many others do. I could certainly stick my knee out more and lean my upper body inside more.

But it's just that for me to hang off significantly more would mean two things: One, that I would have to get more than one butt cheek off the seat (which I've been advised is too much). Two, that I would have to figure out a better way to grip the outside of the tank with my outside leg--I have a short inseam and therefore can't hang off as far as some others.

I suppose my rather conservative street-riding tendencies don't serve me quite as well on the track...except perhaps to keep me from crashing. This track riding thing sure is fun tho!
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