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Old 04-08-2008, 04:25 PM   #21
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well why dont u start the first ever "RAIN-ONLY TRACKDAY" hotrod...
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:25 PM   #22
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How about phrasing a question to match the type answer your looking for.
Just stating the obvious.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:27 PM   #23
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #24
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well why dont u start the first ever "RAIN-ONLY TRACKDAY" hotrod
This isn't about "Track Days" Jody.
Its about using a tool..."rain"....to learn how to become a better overall rider, thats all.
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This isn't about "Track Days" Jody.
Its about using a tool..."rain"....to learn how to become a better overall rider, thats all.
i just figured an expert rain rider such as urself could show us how its done :dontknow:
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:37 PM   #26
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thats some impressive backpeddling...
No backpeddling...just trying to get you people thinking...about ways to become better riders....which in turn...might just actually save your life someday.

Of course I'm sure you think my reasoning is absurd...
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:38 PM   #27
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well train all the cagers how to drive in the rain.. then it will be better for us to ride in the rain...
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:47 PM   #28
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i just figured an expert rain rider such as urself could show us how its done
Who is us? I know for a fact you don't need the help....I've ridden against you.

I also never stated I was the know all when it comes to rain. That was your assumption.

The only point I was getting at was riding in the rain will make you a better overall rider period....and all those people complaining about it should maybe look at it from a different aspect....thats all.
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Who is us? I know for a fact you don't need the help....I've ridden against you.

I also never stated I was the know all when it comes to rain. That was your assumption.

The only point I was getting at was riding in the rain will make you a better overall rider period....and all those people complaining about it should maybe look at it from a different aspect....thats all.
i see ur point... kinda. but i think ur trying to force that one on an audience that has very little interest in rain riding whether its on the track or off. these folks are street riders and fair-weather trackday guys/gals. i dont think they wanna go trash their pretty little bikes in the pouring down rain just to improve their over-all skill level.

if u were talking to a message board full of racers... id agree with ya a little. but ur not. so let them be. now if u really wanna get down with sum rainy ridin bro. get ya a motard with sum rain slicks and we can go play ill be more than happy to join u !
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well train all the cagers how to drive in the rain.. then it will be better for us to ride in the rain...
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i see ur point... kinda. but i think ur trying to force that one on an audience that has very little interest in rain riding whether its on the track or off. these folks are street riders and fair-weather trackday guys/gals. i dont think they wanna go trash their pretty little bikes in the pouring down rain just to improve their over-all skill level.

if u were talking to a message board full of racers... id agree with ya a little. but ur not. so let them be. now if u really wanna get down with sum rainy ridin bro. get ya a motard with sum rain slicks and we can go play ill be more than happy to join u !


do motards really handle well in rain??? i want a husky 610 and want to know, or is it only much better with rain slicks... I'm just curious.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #32
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Ill have the KX65 ready to go hopefully in a month jody and i will be hitting up Katy on a few rainy days would you like to join?


and as far as diggler I take it you are a racer because you said that you road AGAINST jody?
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:53 PM   #33
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do motards really handle well in rain??? i want a husky 610 and want to know, or is it only much better with rain slicks... I'm just curious.
motards rock in the rain... especially when u have rain slicks mounted plus if u throw it down... it wont cost u big $$$ to fix. motards are awsome tools for rain-rider training
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:57 PM   #34
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I've ridden in the rain a few times (not out of choice) and everytime I start to like it more and more. First time sucked because it was 40 outside, second was a little better, but last week I actually had quite a bit of fun in the torrential down pour that I rode right into! It's interesting seeing what the bike does in different/slick conditions, but the first few times is definitely an eye opener. For all of those that haven't tried it, I'd recomend it!
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i see ur point... kinda. but i think ur trying to force that one on an audience that has very little interest in rain riding whether its on the track or off. these folks are street riders and fair-weather trackday guys/gals. i dont think they wanna go trash their pretty little bikes in the pouring down rain just to improve their over-all skill level.

if u were talking to a message board full of racers... id agree with ya a little. but ur not. so let them be. now if u really wanna get down with sum rainy ridin bro. get ya a motard with sum rain slicks and we can go play ill be more than happy to join u !
Diggler,

I gotta agree with Jody here. But to answer you questions about if it helps or not. I agree with you fully.

Last year I was probably one of the slowest racers from the MH crowd in mini racing, almost everyone including my team mates made fun/critiqued me negatively of how I could'nt ride longer stints, was a ***** complaining about motor power, just not good enough, blah blah.

I was always a fan of rain riding and took everything to heart about my 'terrible' skills and worked my off in the off season. I would go ride rain or shine every oppurtunity I would get. One thing I quickly noticed was that one rain day riding in the rain for me was equal to 3 days of riding in the dry (learning wise).

Rain riding just taught me to be smooth, trust my tires more, trust my own ability, teach me how to get a cleaner drive coming out of corners (try it in the rain, increase the throttle till you feel the rear slide - at that point try to hold it constant).

Guess wha...

come before race day it was pouring rain @ Katy, 55 deg - super duper wind. I was injured but still went out and rode and managed to put in 58 second laptimes (barely). Well next day it was the 4 hour endurance race, and weather was dry, warm in the high 70s.

Guess wha? I ran consisten 54-55 second lap times and even managed to put in two 53 second lap times (2nd faster in my class).

We finished 1st in our class, the next day in sprints I finished 1st again in motard novice and two 3rd positions aswell.

Guess what happened? Our team got protested and we got $100 out of it and came out clean.

So yea If its raining and you have a dedicated track bike or just like riding in the rain like me - go for it. I do it - and I get flamed for it, so now i've just given up saying it to anyone.

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From my experience, not that it's alot compared to other seasoned racers... racing in the rain, levels the playing field. Most people are scared to push the pace during a wet race. It teaches you how to be extremely smooth on the gas, and with your body position... granted, you are running with rains. I've had some of the most fun time on a bike during an endurance race in the rain at Hallett.

Jody... just curious, what are "rain slicks"?!?!
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From my experience, not that it's alot compared to other seasoned racers... racing in the rain, levels the playing field. Most people are scared to push the pace during a wet race. It teaches you how to be extremely smooth on the gas, and with your body position... granted, you are running with rains. I've had some of the most fun time on a bike during an endurance race in the rain at Hallett.

Jody... just curious, what are "rain slicks"?!?!
go here: http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/RoadRacing.aspx

or call John Hutchinson @ South Central Race Center ... aka Kawijim on MH
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:28 PM   #38
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and I bet you ride everyday, no matter what...cause you're obviously a badass.

Come talk when you ride in 30 degree rain with ice forming on the inside of your face shield.
(not that it was smart, but i didnt whine)
eww i got you beat 20 deg rain in marblefalls! with DaveC , Zrob, and a few others from Moto
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why are they caled rain slicks? they are not slick at all lol


you want to hit up Katy when i get my kx65 ready jody?
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