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Old 02-02-2014, 01:50 AM   #1
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Earned my rain strips tonight whaoo lol wasn't as bad as I thought.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:57 AM   #2
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Go do a track day in the rain. It will teach you to be smooth on the throttle!
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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ya, first rain ride is usually a pucker ride. Stay smooth on ALL your movements not just the throttle. Plan your moves further out and enjoy the ride
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And be aware that if you're leaning forward (maybe behind a screen)... you've just taken all your weight off the rear wheel. Which CAN be fun.

I still kinda lock up and get stick with country road corners... doing a weekend ride and watching guys ride away at above posted limits in the rain down RR calmed some of the irrational fears.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #5
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Doesn't take much throttle on a liter bike to break the back end loose
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Doesn't take much throttle on a liter bike to break the back end loose
I've seen a brand new cbr do that in the rain before
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Saw a CBR250 do it at MSRH this morning.
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I gotta say actually thanks for the advice I did a few of these things that yall are saying not to , and I almost ate in front my house. I came in just to hot and I remembered to not grab the brake so I let off and said it if I fall at least ima try and make the turn. Needless to say I made it with a slight give from the front tire.
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I saw a few. Glad they were ok.
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I gotta say actually thanks for the advice I did a few of these things that yall are saying not to , and I almost ate in front my house. I came in just to hot and I remembered to not grab the brake so I let off and said it if I fall at least ima try and make the turn. Needless to say I made it with a slight give from the front tire.
You got lucky. Take it easy in the wet.
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In the dry you usually have time to think, "I'm going down!". In the rain your first clue is normally when you're on the ground thinking, "Where did my motorcycle go?"
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And be aware that if you're leaning forward (maybe behind a screen)... you've just taken all your weight off the rear wheel.
No, your weight is on the pegs and/or the seat still.
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