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Old 04-21-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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FM 3090 and Your take

Without being a squidly rider and stupidly dragging knee on public roads....

On those 30-35 mph rated curves on FM 3090, what would you feel comfortable taking them at? First time was round 30ish, and i've been increasing my comfort level. I'm wondering what you would take them on on a sportbike (i wish i had a motard!).....

I'm not looking to be racing @ 100% of my limit, but being an aggressive rider on a empty public backroad, what would you be taking those at?
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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That 250 will hang with most full blown sport bikes in a 30 mph curve. Don't get mixed up trying to see how fast you can go through a curve though. Just stick to your comfort level and the speed will increase over time without even trying.
If you really wanna push it though, take it to the track!
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Go to the track!!!!

Seriously go to the track and learn how to negotiate turns a proper environment before becoming an "aggressive" street rider. It will make you smooth and confident. When I used to ride that road I'd dbl the posted rec speed. But remember I spent a lot of time at the track before doing so.

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Every one of those turns are different. Some have decreasing radius's in them. So to say you could take the turns at one speed would be disasterous and wreckless. Many people have crashed there for whatever reason and I know/attended the funerals of some. BTW, not all of those tar snakes are tar...some of them are snakes cause I have hit one.
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slow as is how I take them. DPS is there all the time. that road has horrible pavement transitions, so crashing is likely for the unexperienced. if you happen to be alone, you won't be the first to crash and expire in some field because no one knows where you are. lot's of oncoming trucks due to construction in the area, so you get to share your lane with oncoming traffic, unless you run wide in a decreasing raduis turn and you're a hood ornament.

yeah, you could probably go 50 there. or come out to the track.
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Go to the track!!!!

Seriously go to the track and learn how to negotiate turns a proper environment before becoming an "aggressive" street rider. It will make you smooth and confident. When I used to ride that road I'd dbl the posted rec speed. But remember I spent a lot of time at the track before doing so.

GL and ride safe brother.
Diddo. I believe in track. Right now can't afford that, just weekend rides. I'm not interested in screaming through those, just riding aggressive (NOT RACEWORTHY)...

By the end of the 3rd trip there i was ending up entering turns around 55mph and around 60 ish on exit (remember i was in the middle of no where on roads i just had just passed)...

I am a firm believer in riding in my limits, and not overestimating those as well!
I was with an experinced rider who gave me an idea of how to enter turns so thats why i was feeling more comfortable....
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Every one of those turns are different. Some have decreasing radius's in them. So to say you could take the turns at one speed would be disasterous and wreckless. Many people have crashed there for whatever reason and I know/attended the funerals of some. BTW, not all of those tar snakes are tar...some of them are snakes cause I have hit one.
Wow. Lol on the snakes. Sorry about the funerals....

Yeah, don't plan on pushing it that much. I commute everday, so its hard to go to track on my commute bike, and spend over $100 on everything, since i only have leather jacket and synthetic pants. Its the cost of track that makes me enjoy carving some back Farm Roads.

And YES track is less expensive that a hospital visit... which is why i was riding within my limits. I'm just trying to guage if that was fair, or was i running still pretty slow to what most do.
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very good point.
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right: however i'm not trying to race. I'm just wondering where my comfort level stood with regards to an average weekend rider. I'm continually tryign to work on my techinque, and with only 5,000 miles, i was just wondering where i was standing with comfort and proper cornering. Average or above? Anyways, thanks guys for the help!
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alot of those 30mph turn reqally mean 30 mph turn, one of the things i do is find a turn thats not blind, second ride through it normally make sure no debree ie gravel, dirt etc is on it, then go back in foward on that turn and learn like that, i would recommend that you dont do this on a busy road or theres alot of twisies out there that arent really being used, also try not to go alone, because as reality has it if you do go down you want someone there to help you get where you need to
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right: however i'm not trying to race. I'm just wondering where my comfort level stood with regards to an average weekend rider. I'm continually tryign to work on my techinque, and with only 5,000 miles, i was just wondering where i was standing with comfort and proper cornering. Average or above? Anyways, thanks guys for the help!
what you're asking for isn't possible to answer. only you can determine what's comfortable to you. what you're really asking us is, am I fast/normal/slow. just be honest. if we tell you that's slow, what affect does that have on you? make you try harder? it shouldn't. you will never get faster learning out there. you may think you are but you are fooling yourself. the questions you are asking is an open attempt to rate yourself amongst other riders. knock it off, it's an exercise in . just relax and spend more time learning the inputs. you are WAY to focused on speed, and that's rookie t. you can't learn when you're scared cuz you're going too fast just to make yourself comfortable with going fast. you're gonna be a statistic at the rate you are going, if you think otherwise check the "wrecks" section here. or maybe you're just a total valentino rossi badass, in which case go nuts.
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I ride through there from time to time. I don't normally take any of the posted speed corners over 45 to 50 MPH. In the mornings I go 45 cause I don't know if the street is dry yet and in the afternoons I go 50.
These speeds feel comfortable to me either on my gixxer or on my Kawi Ninja 500. It allows me time to react to stuff in the road or incase it's blind and tighter than it looks.

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