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Old 05-14-2008, 02:37 PM   #61
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i rode a ninja 500 for a while, got around 4k miles on it, then upgraded to a zx6r that i've put around 12k miles on that one with 2 track days and 1 more coming up on the 24th and then on june 7th. i still have yet to go down on my own bike, probably because i got the basics down real well before upgrading. i contemplated moving up to a zx10r but after doing a TD or two it wouldn't make a difference. the only times i'd be able to go faster would be in a straight line, and i don't even go fast in straights, just keep it in 4th and let the faster guys pass me while i setup for the next corner. a 600cc bike is more than enough for most people. if you need a liter bike to keep up with your friends on the straights, then you need to change the people that you ride with.

with the dangers involved in day to day riding, i might be setting it up as a track bike soon. i have my s2000 as a daily which i get to have some fun with on the streets, but it's a lot more forgiving to accidents and everyday elements such as rain and gravel on the roads.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:49 AM   #62
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. i still have yet to go down on my own bike, .
add............you have gone down on A bike, and you did have a collision w/ your bike, just didn't go down.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #63
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Considering that 60%+ of the 12k miles I've accumulated on the 600 are from sunday rides and just riding hard in general, that's not too bad. I think the reason why I still haven't gone down on my bike is because of your MSF class. I love MSF. I think I might take it again.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:38 PM   #64
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:39 PM   #65
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Considering that 60%+ of the 12k miles I've accumulated on the 600 are from sunday rides and just riding hard in general, that's not too bad. I think the reason why I still haven't gone down on my bike is because of your MSF class. I love MSF. I think I might take it again.
Do a TD, yes MSF hepled a friggin ton in getting my feet wet with riding on the street in general, but my one and only TD improved the more advanced riding skills through the roof. Along with confidence in myself, bike, and tires. I could actually see that a 600 has more to offer than most people would ever need.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #66
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^ doing my 3rd TD on the 24th and 4th one on the 7th, then off to vacation i go =)

1st one i got familiar with track in general, 2nd one i improved body positioning and scraped knees but the left one not as much bc i still need more work. can't wait to do more, so funnn =)
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