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post #1 of 26 Old 06-18-2017, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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So today (sunday) I went to Palomar with a buddy and we spent the day ripping away the pavement on the south grade. The pictures below is my rear tire each side, I can honestly say that when I had an R6 I was never comfortable enough to get as low as I was today... I hope everyone had a good weekend of riding and rode safe. I know this morning we lost a rider on Palomar no information was released to me.

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Your unnecessary risk strips look good. You have the skills, why not take it to the track so you do not end up like the undisclosed palomar rider?

California is blessed with many places where an inattentive or overzealous driver coming the other way wont suddenly be in your lane.

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Your unnecessary risk strips look good. You have the skills, why not take it to the track so you do not end up like the undisclosed palomar rider?

California is blessed with many places where an inattentive or overzealous driver coming the other way wont suddenly be in your lane.
Point very well received. I guess the reason I don't is cost mainly and the fact I use my bike as a commuter.

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My chicken strips were similar / smaller than yours, then I did a track day and now my gsxr rear looks like a harley rear.

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Good riding
Just becareful

My street bike tire was the same as well
Then I started doing trackdays and then raced CMRA briefly
After that my strips were alot bigger on the street
I just cant push the same way anymore
I enjoyed the backroad rides at a brisk pace but cant get close to where I was back then and before
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Good riding
Just becareful

My street bike tire was the same as well
Then I started doing trackdays and then races CMRA briefly
After that my strips were alot bigger on the street
I just cant push the same way anymore
I enjoyed the backroad rides at a brisk pace but cant get close to where I was back then and before
Ya you went from a super controlled environment on a track back to the street... it's a big change

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Good riding
Just becareful

My street bike tire was the same as well
Then I started doing trackdays and then raced CMRA briefly
After that my strips were alot bigger on the street
I just cant push the same way anymore
I enjoyed the backroad rides at a brisk pace but cant get close to where I was back then and before
Probably because you also learned to hang off the bike more rather than lean the bike over more than it needs to be. Accomplish the same thing with less risk basically.
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I don't know of any streets around here I can do that with the posted speed limits, second of those I could do it would have NO room for any variables like road conditions or the worst cagers in my lane.

Did my first 4 track days on a Tiger 1050, which is far from ever being a track bike.
A ninja off the show room floor is more of a track bike than a tiger will ever be.
Cost's in my state any moving violation is minimum $160, if your doing 10 mph over gets real expensive quick so compared to a track day it's a no brainer, not mentioning points and increased insurance.
I don't consider the track a
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3 rules I can think of, how to merge on the track, how to get off the track and 6 foot passing rule in my group.


SO if you can do that on the street you have some great basic skills that would really shine on the track.
Do yourself a favor, figure out how to budget for 6 track days. If you feel the SAME WAY you do now after 6 FULL track days and don't admit you are having more fun on your bike than you ever have had. I will eat my words.
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Going home to washington state have a CBR 600 there I will hit the track on

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sorry for my first post sounding more harsh than intended.
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No man it's fine I understand safety is paramount.

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Report back on the track day..

Would prefer to have you pissed at me and living, then NOT.

Also, track days are a RIOT. Promise.
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I ride pretty slow on the street, there's no winning trophies on the street, just losing - death, serious bodily injury, financial loss

Because of bragging to some idiots that probably suck at riding? Not worth it for me.
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Ya you went from a super controlled environment on a track back to the street... it's a big change

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Probably because you also learned to hang off the bike more rather than lean the bike over more than it needs to be. Accomplish the same thing with less risk basically.
All of that for sure
But just knowing you cant do that on the street as there are too many variables
Just getting smarter and knowing better once you have done things on the track
I just enjoy the street ride now...cant pick up a trophy there hahahaa
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This was the first time going down the hill last sunday. Taking things nice and slow and looking at possible lines.

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