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Old May 19th 2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Question Full, half full or low fuel - effect on handling and suspension set up

I have found that I prefer the handling on the bike with a full tank of fuel as the front feels more planted and I get more feel and then as the fuel load lightens I find the bike starts to get more twitchy.
Obviously suspension set up is always going to be a bit of a compromise given that the load from the fuel tank is constantly variable and therefore in theory does it makes sense to set the bike up with a half full tank- make sense? What do others do?
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Old May 19th 2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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I put anti slosh foam in my tank. I really notice its benifit when I'm doing chicanes and s turns. Other than that, I can't tell the difference between a full tank or an empty one.
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Old May 19th 2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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I feel the same way on the track. For some reason I can handle better the bike with a full tank then empty. I tried different level and always came back with a better laptime when the tank is almost full.
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