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Old Mar 26th 2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Anyone get their V4S to the track yet?

New to this forum. I finally decided to purchase a Ducati. My childhood dream since I first saw the PASO bad in the mid eighties!!! My V4S should be ready for pickup this Friday (fingers crossed).
Has anyone taken their V4S to the track yet? Do you have any suggested baseline suspension settings to start with? Did you leave the suspension in the dynamic mode? Sag setup? I'll ask the shop these questions as well. I just printed the 349 page manual (need more beer).
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Old Mar 26th 2018, 07:57 PM   #2
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Just running my stupid thing on at the moment first outing at the track in three weeks at a brand new track as well .
My bike is the poverty pack pulling going to re valve re spring the big piston Showas and see what they are like will be the first time for me standard issue internals but I hear good things about them .
I will just be working out a base to start from and work around that .
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Old Mar 27th 2018, 04:41 AM   #3
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My v4s is going on track this coming monday (April 2nd). VIR North with PRE.
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Old Mar 27th 2018, 05:00 AM   #4
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Have hit up two different track days so far. First day was at COTA, then another at a smaller bumpy local track. The power/handling is pretty impressive. I've been just tinkering around with the dynamic setup thus far and it seems very good so far.

I think I may need to change spring rates to slightly stiffer, as I'm 6' 195lb before gear. I'm just focusing on getting more seat time mostly. The V4 is quite a bit different than my 1299 (in a good way). So far, I've got about 140mi logged on track.
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Old Mar 27th 2018, 05:19 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by MotoX183 View Post
Have hit up two different track days so far. First day was at COTA, then another at a smaller bumpy local track. The power/handling is pretty impressive. I've been just tinkering around with the dynamic setup thus far and it seems very good so far.

I think I may need to change spring rates to slightly stiffer, as I'm 6' 195lb before gear. I'm just focusing on getting more seat time mostly. The V4 is quite a bit different than my 1299 (in a good way). So far, I've got about 140mi logged on track.
When you say "in a good way", what does that mean specifically?
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Old Mar 27th 2018, 05:34 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by MotoX183 View Post
I've been just tinkering around with the dynamic setup thus far and it seems very good so far.
You mean you just left it in Dynamic? Or did you change something?
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Old Mar 27th 2018, 05:40 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Moondognyc View Post
When you say "in a good way", what does that mean specifically?
Just feels very responsive is all. It's a bit wider in the tank/crotch area, but I feel like it's a bit easier to "grab" with my knees under braking and whatnot. On the 1299, I really had to squeeze since it was quite narrow. When your legs start to feel like jello, it becomes more challenging.
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Old Mar 27th 2018, 05:50 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by jbraslins View Post
You mean you just left it in Dynamic? Or did you change something?
You have quite a bit of tuning options whilst in Dynamic mode.. It doesn't just magically adjust everything. :P

You can tweak the settings during hard braking to your preference. You can adjust mid corner to operate as needed and then adjust acceleration for corner exit. There is a fair amount you can tune, and it changes depending on the track/conditions.

If it's dry and the track is smooth, you can opt to lean more toward the "stability" vs. "grip" (think hard vs. soft) in each of the three different categories, braking/mid corner/acceleration. If it's bumpy or maybe if a bit wet, you may want to opt for a slightly softer "grip" setup to keep the tires tracking better and maintaining better contact with the surface.

Although it's "Dynamic", there is still quite a bit of adjustment you can make. I just need to play around with it a bit more in different conditions to see what works best for me.
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If I don't go to the track this week, my next window is on the 22nd of april.
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Originally Posted by MotoX183 View Post
You have quite a bit of tuning options whilst in Dynamic mode.. It doesn't just magically adjust everything. :P

You can tweak the settings during hard braking to your preference. You can adjust mid corner to operate as needed and then adjust acceleration for corner exit. There is a fair amount you can tune, and it changes depending on the track/conditions.

If it's dry and the track is smooth, you can opt to lean more toward the "stability" vs. "grip" (think hard vs. soft) in each of the three different categories, braking/mid corner/acceleration. If it's bumpy or maybe if a bit wet, you may want to opt for a slightly softer "grip" setup to keep the tires tracking better and maintaining better contact with the surface.

Although it's "Dynamic", there is still quite a bit of adjustment you can make. I just need to play around with it a bit more in different conditions to see what works best for me.
I'll have to go through the menus again. When i went through all the settings last time and was looking at suspension, I got impression it was either you tune all the things you said to your pref, or leave it dynamic.

I did not realize there was a way to adjust dynamic behavior.

I'll look again. Thanks.
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