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|12-05-2019 12:21 PM|
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|
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|
|12-04-2019 07:31 PM|
|Niyeem Tahir||Thanks for sharing your experience.|
|11-30-2019 08:41 PM|
|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|
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|
Also, try a trackday. Great way to explore the limits of your bike in a safer environment.
|11-29-2019 07:03 AM|
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.
|11-29-2019 03:21 AM|
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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