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    Raise or lower bar?

    If you raise or lower the bar on the bike what effect will it have on steering? I have been having an issue with the front washing out and was going to experiment in lowering the bar by removing a spacer. Though is that this would make the front end stick a bit more. Am I on the right track or is this just another worthless post?

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    Lowering the bar will generally put more weight on the front tire, which could help with the wash out problem.
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    Well I guess if you lower the bars you might cause your body to lower and put more weight on the front tyre, but might not depending on how strong your core is. Basically you need to weight the front tyre when cornering and your solution is one way to try and achieve it, the other is to physically lower your upper body and place it more over the front wheel - ever watch a motocross rider corner, they scoot forward over the gas tank.
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    I agree with Lynx here. use your body, lowering the bars can lead to other issues like sore back, forearms, numb hands
    you may also just need a few adjustments. is your seat too far back, too high, too low
    what kind of tire is on the front, what pressure & size
    are you braking when the washout occurs?
    I would start off by making sure I was fitted to the bike properly, then maybe lower the tire pressure, and work on putting your weight where you want it

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    Bars...

    Lowering the bar (or using a longer stem) puts more weight on the front end. More weight means more friction on the ground from the front tire. That means less washout.

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    On a daily basis I do what I can to lower the bar. Just ask my colleagues.

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    ROFLMAO trust Nat to lighten this thread up
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    On a daily basis I do what I can to lower the bar. Just ask my colleagues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    On a daily basis I do what I can to lower the bar. Just ask my colleagues.
    Thanks for making me laugh.

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