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July 9th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #41
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Just took these off , gone after 1300 miles. These RS tires are fun, but after 2 sets in 3 months, the wife pitched a fit when she got the cc statement. Went with the 023 sport touring tire for this round and I'm pleasantly surprised . I just wish Bridgestone offered the 55/190 , I like the turn in much better than the 50's.
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Just took these off , gone after 1300 miles. These RS tires are fun, but after 2 sets in 3 months, the wife pitched a fit when she got the cc statement. Went with the 023 sport touring tire for this round and I'm pleasantly surprised . I just wish Bridgestone offered the 55/190 , I like the turn in much better than the 50's.
That looks a tad squared off to me Pov. Have you been hauling straight lines up and down the freeway? Not the ideal tyre for the run to Indy last year.

Seriously though, is that the RS10? I guess you're never going far on a street race tyre...but brilliant rubber for Deals Gap.

Sport tourers are a superb option these days. That's why I've just thrown the Rosso's on. Very responsive, more durable than the above and brilliant on the track.
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That looks a tad squared off to me Pov. Have you been hauling straight lines up and down the freeway? Not the ideal tyre for the run to Indy last year.

Seriously though, is that the RS10? I guess you're never going far on a street race tyre...but brilliant rubber for Deals Gap.

Sport tourers are a superb option these days. That's why I've just thrown the Rosso's on. Very responsive, more durable than the above and brilliant on the track.
Not squared to awful bad, but with 122 ft lbs of torque the centers are usually the first to go because you just can't help doing mind boggling roll ons when on the slab.It's basically a 100 mile round trip from my house to gap and back with around 2/3's of that on the slab or other 4 lane roads to get to the twisties. It only takes a few laps through the gap to get them rounded back off.Today I went to gap and then went ahead and did the Cherohala, damn I love that road.Thats around a 200 mile trip
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I was gonna go to Laguna but decided to hang around in So Cal instead.
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I was gonna go to Laguna but decided to hang around in So Cal instead.
We have some gorgeous places to ride in this country and im lucky enough to be within 1 to 1/1/2 hours to many of them, and if you want, there are great routes that lead there if you have the time.

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On that list, we ride the BLP, the Gap, and the Cherohala on a weekly basis and Route 50 and surrounding roads a couple of times a year. Would like to get out to Colorado, Wyoming on my bike to do those roads. Ive done them in a car since we are there almost every year, but that's just hours of listening to my wife telling me to slow down, the whole time im thinking, fuck, i could be railing through here
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Don't know if this is the topic to ask but I figure why not.

If I were considering a sport bike as a Harley rider, what would you folks recommend? Only sport bike I've ever ridden was a Yamaha R6...acceleration was quite fun, but it takes no skill to accelerate. Didn't get enough time to play around with the cornering because the roads were mostly straight with slow 90 degree turns. Keep in mind I'd like to hit the track once at least just to see what it is like to ride in a closed environment without the BS of public roads. Keep in mind I'm 6'3/230.
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Don't know if this is the topic to ask but I figure why not.

If I were considering a sport bike as a Harley rider, what would you folks recommend? Only sport bike I've ever ridden was a Yamaha R6...acceleration was quite fun, but it takes no skill to accelerate. Didn't get enough time to play around with the cornering because the roads were mostly straight with slow 90 degree turns. Keep in mind I'd like to hit the track once at least just to see what it is like to ride in a closed environment without the BS of public roads. Keep in mind I'm 6'3/230.
They are all wonderful, you cant really go wrong. I wouldnt purchase a full blown sportbike if my plan was to someday do a trackday. Figure out what type of riding you will be doing, what kind of physical shape you are in such as back, wrist and shoulders, then go from there. The Naked sport is gaining in popularity as the full on sportbike dies. The younger kids cant get insurance and the older sportbike guys are looking for sport bike performance with some comfort. Every manufacturer has a line of these bikes that are great and for your size, i would go 800-1000cc. Im 6'6" 250 and the new naked sports are doable while the 600-1000 sportbikes are not, just way to folded up . I just sent you a pm with a craigslist ad for a bike a buddy of mine has listed. Perfect, dude loves spending money on bikes then gets tired of them and sells them
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My riding buddy rides ZX-6R and FZ-09. He says FZ-09 is like Mustang and Ninja is like Ferrari. You know what I mean? As for acceleration, FZ is always trying to kill you.

I'm thinking to buy either R6, FZ6R, or FZ-07 for myself.
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They are all wonderful, you cant really go wrong. I wouldnt purchase a full blown sportbike if my plan was to someday do a trackday. Figure out what type of riding you will be doing, what kind of physical shape you are in such as back, wrist and shoulders, then go from there. The Naked sport is gaining in popularity as the full on sportbike dies. The younger kids cant get insurance and the older sportbike guys are looking for sport bike performance with some comfort. Every manufacturer has a line of these bikes that are great and for your size, i would go 800-1000cc. Im 6'6" 250 and the new naked sports are doable while the 600-1000 sportbikes are not, just way to folded up . I just sent you a pm with a craigslist ad for a bike a buddy of mine has listed. Perfect, dude loves spending money on bikes then gets tired of them and sells them
Thanks for sending that, that's a nice looking bike he's got up for sale.

The insurance on the full on supersports/superbikes is atrocious if you want good coverage. Age doesn't even seem to matter. I'm thinking a lot of these kids riding them may have opted for the bare minimum of coverage with these bikes.

Looking, the Kawasaki Z1000 naked sport is pretty nice as well. You probably can't go wrong with either that or the Ninja 1000. Just a matter if you want the fairings on the bike. Z1000 does produce about 15 more HP, but the trade-off of no fairings in the cooler months might not be worth it.

Guess it's really a matter of what manufacturer you like the most. The Suzuki GSX-S 1000 is also a nice looking bike as well.
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My riding buddy rides ZX-6R and FZ-09. He says FZ-09 is like Mustang and Ninja is like Ferrari. You know what I mean? As for acceleration, FZ is always trying to kill you.

I'm thinking to buy either R6, FZ6R, or FZ-07 for myself.
I hate Gixxers.
I know the first year of the FZ-09 they had rideability issues that could be fixed if you reflashed the ECU, and redid the suspension. Not sure how the newest models are, but you kind of got what you paid for since you were going to have to dump extra money just to fix the suspension one way or another. Lower MSRP easily made up by necessary modifications.
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