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12-05-2019 12:21 PM
yamahar34life
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Originally Posted by raize View Post
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?
12-04-2019 09:19 PM
raize 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.
12-04-2019 07:59 PM
yamahar34life
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Originally Posted by cornerslider View Post
+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
12-04-2019 07:31 PM
Niyeem Tahir Thanks for sharing your experience.
11-30-2019 08:41 PM
cornerslider
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Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
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+.
11-30-2019 06:10 PM
GoFaster 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.
11-29-2019 08:53 PM
kiko
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Originally Posted by yamahar34life View Post
I've ordered most of the parts, and holy crap are fairings expensive for a piece of plastic or what??
Hence the saying "Buy and Cry."

I rode once with a group of Harley riders on my lowly Japanese Honda 900. When we stopped for coffee the subject came up if anyone has ever dropped their bike and I spit my coffee all over the table. After 50 years of dirt and street I said I could not remember how many times. The others all said "Well I never dropped my Harley." Yeah right.

So I asked how many miles do you guys ride in a year? Silence. My guess is once a month to the coffee shop and back so about 1000 miles a year. Hey whatever floats your boat. It's all good.
11-29-2019 12:10 PM
oldbonez
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Originally Posted by cornerslider View Post
I would keep your same bodywork, as it doesn't look to have structural damage?
As a reminder...

Also, try a trackday. Great way to explore the limits of your bike in a safer environment.
11-29-2019 07:03 AM
BluebirdR3 Glad to hear it was only your pride (and minor bike damage) that was hurt. I dropped my bike a couple times - once on my driveway (slight scuff on mirror) and once at a light when I misjudged the turn I was waiting at and didn't put my foot down in time. Slightly bent the foot peg.


Both cases taught me to respect the weight of the bike more and to be more cautious. Fortunately, I was not hurt in either case.



Chalk this up as a teachable moment for yourself - remember that you want to be able to go home at the end of the ride and there are folks out there in their cars or other vehicles that want the same.



Ride safe!
11-29-2019 03:21 AM
hey_tchap No experience. I had Dunlop alpha 13s in a 110/150 setup until I got a puncture and loved them. I currently have 120/160 Dunlop Q3s on my bike and while they’re okay, I’m looking to replace them with Bridgestone S21s or S22s ASAP.

I don’t like the 110/140 original setup. I preferred the 150 read for the track and I think it’s the ideal choice. I like my current 160s but they’re a bit hard to fully tip and engage the edge but are perfectly fine for city riding.

Anything you get will be a major improvement over the stock crap.
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