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Old 04-08-2008, 06:58 PM   #41
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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?
sure, let me get the frame fixed or replaced on mine first.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:57 PM   #42
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Okay... I just know them as "rains" or "rain tires", never heard them called "rain slicks".
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Okay... I just know them as "rains" or "rain tires", never heard them called "rain slicks".
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #44
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All of you that complain about riding in the rain are a bunch of and you all need to get rid of your bikes.

Go get a car. Jackasses
Let me start off by saying I have NEVER been on the track. But here is the way I see things. If I'm paying x amount of money for a track day, I expect dry weather.

If it is raining, instead of them canceling the track day, they should give people the option to still come at a discounted price.....say, 50%.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:30 PM   #45
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Okay here's one for you. If all that matters is improving your riding skills then I guarantee you if you go out on the freeway and ride against traffic and make without getting killed you will have improved your riding skills. If you want a bigger challenge try that in the rain. Let's see just how good you are.

Most people on here and doing track days have lots of improving to do riding on dry roads/tracks without ever needing to do it under slick conditions. Once you've done a significant amount of improving under dry conditions then maybe if you possess the ability you should move to less traction as practice.

I used to do lots and lots of off road riding all in dirt then several years ago I went out to Big Bend for the first time and started riding the mountain trails on rock and I swear the first time I did it I thought it was impossible. Then after awhile it became like normal and that improved my skill way beyond riding street and dirt. But if all I had had at the time was street experience I probably would have killed myself.

So back off the people who don't want to pay to ride fast in the rain and chance killing themselves and tearing up their bikes. We've seen plenty people crash out at trackdays and cause plenty of damage on perfect weather days, for many that's enough. So what the big deal!
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Let me start off by saying I have NEVER been on the track. But here is the way I see things. If I'm paying x amount of money for a track day, I expect dry weather.

If it is raining, instead of them canceling the track day, they should give people the option to still come at a discounted price.....say, 50%.


bro... u dont have a clue what it costs a trackday org. to rent the track. if they did what you are suggesting. they'd all go outta business and there would be no more trackdays. why dont u come and actually do a trackday before you start giving opinions how to run one
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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.
Trying to get people to think? try a dif style... and to be blunt, how the is anyone supposed to have any idea of your qualifications/experience?

Do I ride in the rain? Not presently, need more rain gear...and I'm not going to risk ruining a jacket and boots by getting em soaked if I don't have to. In addition, the heat is a real pita that I don't feel like dealing with.

You know what works better, plain simple practice.
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bro... u dont have a clue what it costs a trackday org. to rent the track. if they did what you are suggesting. they'd all go outta business and there would be no more trackdays. why dont u come and actually do a trackday before you start giving opinions how to run one
I can do simple math. Good weather + x amount of riders = x $$$. Bad weather + cancel track day due to bad weather = $0.00

Now you have vendors x, y and z all canceling track days. Now the track isn't being rented out to anyone. Track is losing, vendors are losing, riders that want to ride in the rain are losing.

So don't get on my just because I haven't made a track day. Money is money. A little profit is better than NO profit.

I suggest you go back to Economics 101.
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So don't get on my just because I haven't made a track day. Money is money. A little profit is better than NO profit.
..and no ambulance service to pay, no employees to pay if their closed, vs money spent & money earned for a 'wet track day'. Better no profit, no loss... than paying more than you earned for the day.
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I can do simple math. Good weather + x amount of riders = x $$$. Bad weather + cancel track day due to bad weather = $0.00

Now you have vendors x, y and z all canceling track days. Now the track isn't being rented out to anyone. Track is losing, vendors are losing, riders that want to ride in the rain are losing.

So don't get on my just because I haven't made a track day. Money is money. A little profit is better than NO profit.

I suggest you go back to Economics 101.
You are off on this one. The track does get their money. The track day organizer still has to pay for the agreed days track rental whether it rains or not. So the organizer would loose out on the income from the riders plus pay for the track rental. Now economics 101 that!
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I can do simple math. Good weather + x amount of riders = x $$$. Bad weather + cancel track day due to bad weather = $0.00

Now you have vendors x, y and z all canceling track days. Now the track isn't being rented out to anyone. Track is losing, vendors are losing, riders that want to ride in the rain are losing.

So don't get on my just because I haven't made a track day. Money is money. A little profit is better than NO profit.

I suggest you go back to Economics 101.
i dont need to go back to economics 101. i know exactly how the works because ive been doin it for 15 years.
3 of my closest freinds just so happen to own one of the trackday orgs. so yeah i actually might know what im talking about
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:25 PM   #52
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Nothing makes a track day more exciting to me than rain. It's even better with thunderstorms! Lightning, hail...nothing makes riding a motorcycle more fun than that! Also, if I don't see at least 50% of the track covered by standing water then...I'm outta there. I mean, how am I gonna practice my Mad Skillz yo! without standing water on the track, and preferably in the corners. I like to live on the edge....of traction.
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Nothing makes a track day more exciting to me than rain. It's even better with thunderstorms! Lightning, hail...nothing makes riding a motorcycle more fun than that! Also, if I don't see at least 50% of the track covered by standing water then...I'm outta there. I mean, how am I gonna practice my Mad Skillz yo! without standing water on the track, and preferably in the corners. I like to live on the edge....of traction.
and Sassy rides a whoolie around the entire track....thats how she rolls.
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Nothing makes a track day more exciting to me than rain. It's even better with thunderstorms! Lightning, hail...nothing makes riding a motorcycle more fun than that! Also, if I don't see at least 50% of the track covered by standing water then...I'm outta there. I mean, how am I gonna practice my Mad Skillz yo! without standing water on the track, and preferably in the corners. I like to live on the edge....of traction.
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...forget rain, bring on the ice.
hellz yeah ! break out the ice studs and lets get it on !!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:51 AM   #58
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hahaha another rain thread.

The last one went way bad .. I give this one till the end of the day.
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hellz yeah ! break out the ice studs and lets get it on !!!!!!!!!!!

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FAh studs are for pansies...
yep... and so are FZ1's
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