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post #51 of 59 Old 10-17-2016, 11:41 PM
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You need to post in the Female riders thread


They'd be all over you.
Post pics first. Make sure you get that 180 tire kit too. Then then girls will really be all over you.
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Cool little bikes but it ain't a bike I'd be buying to impress the girls with tho...especially if you pull up and then have a loud thou roll up next to you 😂

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Cool little bikes but it ain't a bike I'd be buying to impress the girls with tho...especially if you pull up and then have a loud thou roll up next to you 😂

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Wasn't sure if you caught the sarcasm but I definitely would never buy a bike to impress anyone lol. Bikes are meant to be ridden, not to show off, imo.
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I always like to add these two cents to any upgrade thread because it's always mentioned...

As important as it is to get rid of the stock tires if you plan to do aggressive riding, if all you plan to do is commute then they will do the job much, much better. I'm at 6,000 miles on my R3 and still have another couple thousand miles left on them. If you commute, and that is all, you will have a hard time finding a better tire than the stock ones.
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I have the S20 evo's on my bike and it was the best upgrade I have done so far, I'm on my second set already after 12,000km!

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If you commute, you've got eleventy billion more times chance that the stock ones will kill you

Let me fix that for you

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I'm sorry, how so? I ride my R3 5 days a week, 300+ miles a week and not once have I felt my tires were an issue. But I don't ride like that on the street. When these tires wear out I will replace them with someones stock takeoffs for cheap because all I want out of my tires is good wet handling and long life, which this tire provides both of.

To understand, tire choice is very important to me. I have RS10s on my S1000RR and I love them to death. They stick like glue to the pavement, but that's a very different bike with a very different purpose.
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During the summer months, I didn't notice the tires being anything less than sufficient for my type of riding. I also commute on the bike when weather permits and with a 50 mile commute, I get a lot of time on the bike.
Once the weather started getting cooler, the tires took on a whole new personality. Once you get much below 50 degrees, things change. I can feel that the traction on these stock tires is much less than during the warmer months and even without any aggressive riding, they had me bing extra precautions more than a few times.
This is the norm for any tire but I do wonder if a softer, stickier tire would do better during the cooler mornings, in turn extending my riding season another month.

For now, I'm sticking with the stock tires as well. They work okay and for my long commute, I'd be changing tires every other month on a more agressive tire compound.

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first things i did were exhaust, power commander, fender eliminator, and 7 degree vortex clipons. if i had to pick just one to start with i'd do clip ons. that or exhaust and power commander at the same time.
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