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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of selling street bike

Need to free up space in the garage .... for 2nd track bike

Do you guys feel that street riding helps keep your the skills sharp between track days ? So far , riding on the street was all but that (with few exceptions).

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i just sold my streetbike but i for sure want another one. i think it keeps me fresh for the track.. i dunno, i'll tell ya in a couple weeks

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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Do what feels right, if you feel uncomfortable on the street or feel like it is losing the fun that you had before sell it. If you still get a smile everytime you hop on, keep it.
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street riding is getting boring to me. it's nice to commute i guess, but generally, and especially after a trackday, i find my self extremely bored riding for a week or two on the street.
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Street riding has nothing to do with track riding....past a certain pace.

WIth the right purpose in mind.....riding on the street can still be fun.


If you are trying to develop skills..... it's felonius or dangerous.


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Street riding has nothing to do with track riding....past a certain pace.

WIth the right purpose in mind.....riding on the street can still be fun.


If you are trying to develop skills..... it's felonius or dangerous.


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Yes , it clear that public roads are not the opportunity to hone fine points of motorcycle handling. However, what I really meant to discuss was whether street seat time does any help in maintaining "high speed" riding skills. Afterall, whether at a street pace or at a track pace , we still need to apply basics of controling the 2 wheel machine.

I agree with BLARNEY that track time and street time are disjoint. Yet I feel that because of the above agrument , lack of street time will contrubute to fading of the track skills. ( or it won't ? ) I wish I had funds to make that point irrelevant.

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Suck it up keep riding the streets it cant hurt
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I am been thinking about selling my street bike and getting a track only bike, so here is what I have come up with.

There are plenty of things you can learn on the track that can apply to the street, but there is nothing you can learn on the street and apply to the track. Track riding is way more fun and safer when it comes to exploring you and your bike's capabilities. Riding on the street can be fun too, but in different ways.

What I have been thinking would be best is to get a track bike that has a clear title and rigging it with a removable headlight, taillight, plate, and mirror.

That would also allow me to ride it to the track if needed too.

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+1 on what blarney said and tony.

BUT also remember YES consistently riding keeps your MIND and your SKILLZ up to pare.

everyone knows how it feels after they ride there bike for the 1st time after the winter storage.

WOW shit it feels like it has another 50hpr!

WRONG! your mind and brain and confidence skills went down from lack of continuing what is a perishable skill.


track and streets are 2 different things. both are GREAT, and both have there place.

problem is to many people try hauling ass on the streets like if they were on the track.


<~~~just as much to blame of doing it sometimes.

but at least with a skillful rider as my self. i am NOT riding to my max abilities, i am not even riding at 50% of my skill potential, i leave that for the track, and ENJOY cruising with my friends or by myself.



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