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Old 01-06-2011, 04:51 PM   #41
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110 mph in 2-3 inches DEEP of water?? LOL! Sorry - that's too much.. you were probably riding in 1/2 max of water, which would still cause a wake and lots of splashing.

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Otherwise - bikes can handle lots of traction on wet road - just look at the racers in the rain! But asphalt... on public roads.... scary in turns. Asphalt is petroleum based - it would scare me to not be very careful.

Also, professionals not only have sweeter gear, but are much more adept at throttle and brake control. Those are what will getcha. the bike can handle it, but the rider usually can't (in the corners). I know my throttle is a bit off of smooth accelerating out of corners. Heck, if you hit a wet tar-strip on asphalt, you're going down. even in the dry those can be catastrophic.

The question is - are you ready for the repairs, or not? I'd err on the side of caution on 90* asphalt public road turns....
Huh??? 110 MPH? Never said that...
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:25 PM   #42
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A safer means of practice would be to gear up and go find a field, grass is very slippery and you wont have to wait for it to rain. This won't tell you how to ride in the rain but it will teach you how to handle the bike when it looses traction both front and rear, braking and accelerating, and at slower speeds (without doing nearly as much damage to the bike). Your balance and control of throttle and brake are going to be what saves you (unless you are to the wall). My house in the hill country has 1/4 mile of twisty granite gravel and no houses before I hit pavement, never went down but I sure learned what it was like to loose grip. When it happens, it happens FAST!
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:39 AM   #44
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Huh??? 110 MPH? Never said that...
It's a font issue. :-)

The I10 (I-10, or EYE-TEN) looks like 'one ten' if one is not paying very close attention when reading it.
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I back it in to make u-turns on wet days
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