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post #21 of 26 Old 11-30-2019, 06:10 PM
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Re tire choice - Dunlop Q3 110 front, 150/60-17 rear. Those were the "spec" tires for our national Lightweight racing class, and I used one set of them on my race bike before switching to slicks (I'm not running in the production class in that series any more). I currently have those (in other sizes) on a couple of my street bikes. They're good.
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Re tire choice - Dunlop Q3 110 front, 150/60-17 rear. Those were the "spec" tires for our national Lightweight racing class, and I used one set of them on my race bike before switching to slicks (I'm not running in the production class in that series any more). I currently have those (in other sizes) on a couple of my street bikes. They're good.
+1 on what Gofaster ^ said!!!! I bought a brand new 2019 Yamaha R3 a month ago. I live in Minnesota, so no riding in my near future... The day that I trailered it home, I unloaded it, and immediately removed the factory rubber off the rims. I replaced with the above stated Dunlop set-up. I do track days on my FZ-07, and love the Dunlop Q3+ on the track AND on the street. I was fortunate enough to know someone that races the "spec" class on an R3. I bought 3 sets of Q3+ "take-offs" from him for $150. The centers still had the "nubs" on them. Since my R3 is my designated "street" bike now, I should be set for a few seasons for $150 in tires. I highly recommend the Q3+.

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+1 on what Gofaster ^ said!!!! I bought a brand new 2019 Yamaha R3 a month ago. I live in Minnesota, so no riding in my near future... The day that I trailered it home, I unloaded it, and immediately removed the factory rubber off the rims. I replaced with the above stated Dunlop set-up. I do track days on my FZ-07, and love the Dunlop Q3+ on the track AND on the street. I was fortunate enough to know someone that races the "spec" class on an R3. I bought 3 sets of Q3+ "take-offs" from him for $150. The centers still had the "nubs" on them. Since my R3 is my designated "street" bike now, I should be set for a few seasons for $150 in tires. I highly recommend the Q3+.
Well see all i want is a tire that I can lean all the way down to my knees on on nice dry summer day when I'm feeling a little peppy, and ones that are good in the rain which I do alot. I don't mind tread life but of course I'd love to have a nice tire life
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Knee dragging on public roads is a no-no. If you're hitting a corner fast enough to have to transfer that much weight, there's little reason to believe that speed is anywhere near safe. At that point you're leaving yourself close to no room for unexpected hazards in the roadway and just begging to lay it down. Additionally, most tires intended for riding that aggressive aren't designed for the wet. There may be some tires out there that can give you the best of both worlds but with small displacement bikes, options are already pretty limited. Lots of manufacturers don't offer their best rubber in sizes that fit our bikes.

PS those don't appear to be bar end sliders but rather the factory bar end weights. Most sliders are made from durable but perishable materials, typically hard plastic that can melt and degrade as it slides.
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Knee dragging on public roads is a no-no. If you're hitting a corner fast enough to have to transfer that much weight, there's little reason to believe that speed is anywhere near safe. At that point you're leaving yourself close to no room for unexpected hazards in the roadway and just begging to lay it down. Additionally, most tires intended for riding that aggressive aren't designed for the wet. There may be some tires out there that can give you the best of both worlds but with small displacement bikes, options are already pretty limited. Lots of manufacturers don't offer their best rubber in sizes that fit our bikes.

PS those don't appear to be bar end sliders but rather the factory bar end weights. Most sliders are made from durable but perishable materials, typically hard plastic that can melt and degrade as it slides.
Yeah I was thinking the same. Ever since that crash I've actually been following the MSF safety rules put in place and taking extra precaution everywhere I ride. I especially keep my distance between cars.
And yeah, knee dragging is certainly a no-no on the street haha.

As for the sliders, I purchased Shogun PA2 "cut" frame sliders. Do I need bar sliders along with it or is a frame slider enough in it of itself?
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