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Old 04-25-2008, 11:23 AM   #41
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15k a year!!?!??? i got quote that before.....then i went to state farm (check our sponsors section and give them a call)

i ended up with 100/month for full coverage. brand new 1000rr, bad driving record, and under 25

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i'm probably forgettin a few things too....now for the next best mod....UPGRADE THE RIDER SOME MORE with Buck and Longhorn Motorcycle School!!!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #42
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Ohh sorry, all i got is a black arai corsair helmet and a Yamaha Rocket jacket. Need to get some boots and gloves.

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Riding gear aka helmet, boots, gloves, leathers, back protector etc.... not aftermarket bike mods.
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Ohh sorry, all i got is a black arai corsair helmet and a Yamaha Rocket jacket. Need to get some boots and gloves.
Go do this before anything else and please get a back protector.

Also, Tony can actually use the Ohlins upgrade b/c of the commitment he has made at the track. IMO you don't need to be spending that kind of cash on something you are not ready to use yet. Get some gear and some seat time at the track. GL
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:33 AM   #44
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Do i still need to get a back protector if my jacket alreay has it? And you are right, i do need some track time. Thanks

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Go do this before anything else and please get a back protector.

Also, Tony can actually use the Ohlins upgrade b/c of the commitment he has made at the track. IMO you don't need to be spending that kind of cash on something you are not ready to use yet. Get some gear and some seat time at the track. GL
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #45
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1. Suspension - Spend $60 and have a pro adjust it for you. Done for free at TexasTrackDays.
2. Tires - I have Diablo Corsa III. Great tires, a lot of confidence in corners
3. Brake lines/pads - EBC have a much harder intial bite at speed, love them

Money spent increasing hp is a waste without proper tires/suspension/brakes (can't use the power without these) and most importantly SKILL. Go do a track day. Seriously. It will make you a better rider everywhere and it's a lot of fun. Easy to sign-up, prep bike etc...
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:36 AM   #46
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Just read the other posts...Any money spent before getting gloves, boots, proper riding pants (in that order) is retarded.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:37 AM   #47
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do you have to have full leather for the track?
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1. Suspension - Spend $60 and have a pro adjust it for you. Done for free at TexasTrackDays.
2. Tires - I have Diablo Corsa III. Great tires, a lot of confidence in corners
3. Brake lines/pads - EBC have a much harder intial bite at speed, love them

Money spent increasing hp is a waste without proper tires/suspension/brakes (can't use the power without these) and most importantly SKILL. Go do a track day. Seriously. It will make you a better rider everywhere and it's a lot of fun. Easy to sign-up, prep bike etc...
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Do i still need to get a back protector if my jacket alreay has it? And you are right, i do need some track time. Thanks
Yes yo do still need a back protect(assuming you a have a mesh jasket... even with a leather unless is a full 1 peice suit) Dianese (for ex) will slide in your pants and have a strap to go around your belly which will keep the back protector where you it should be....against your back
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do you have to have full leather for the track?
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I'm not sure...It's without a doubt worth every penny though. Can't stress this enough. Just the piece of mind knowing that if you go down you won't lose skin is worth the money. You'll be able to concentrate on riding.
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Do i still need to get a back protector if my jacket alreay has it? And you are right, i do need some track time. Thanks
Depends on what it has. You should really think about your own personal safety before trying to make something that is faster then what the average rider could ever use even faster. IMHO

Not sure what area of town you are in but Houston has some great shops that could help prioritize all your upgrades and get you pointed in the right direction of what is good and what is . I really enjoy the guys and gals over at Motorcycles-Unlimited. 281-444-0545 if you need to reach them. Otherwise, if that is a stretch Metric and Sam's Cycle our both closer to the downtown area. Please do us all a favor and get some gloves before you think about riding again. Whiping ones own is a luxury you won't want to loose. Good luck out there!
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Getting all those mods dont make you faster . You waste all that on the street anyway. Just a fast-track to the grave.
Invest money on getting some seat time at the track and build your skill.
I know guys on stock 600's that will hand riders their on a litre bike with mods.
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There was a nice Komodo, all black (which I love but I am sure nobody cares) that was nearly new and cheap last week in the for sale section.

What size gloves do you think you wear? I have a pair of beaters I will give away to just not hear about or see another rider with out any.
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There was a nice Komodo, all black (which I love but I am sure nobody cares) that was nearly new and cheap last week in the for sale section.

What size gloves do you think you wear? I have a pair of beaters I will give away to just not hear about or see another rider with out any.
Hahaha.

All my gloves have turned into *beaters*
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yea like everyone says.....proper gear is a MUST.

i've crashed 4 times now....from 40mph up to 130mph. i've luckily walked away from each one.....maybe it's not luck....maybe it's the proper gear i was wearing, who knows.

but to minimize my chances of takin a ride on the meat wagon, i prefer QUALITY gear before anything. i just spent a boatload of money on my new leathers even though i wanted other mods for my bike.....

a broken bike can be easily replaced (if you got the paper or credit)......a broken body however...may take quite some time, financially and physically.
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yea like everyone says.....proper gear is a MUST.

i've crashed 4 times now....from 40mph up to 130mph. i've luckily walked away from each one.....maybe it's not luck....maybe it's the proper gear i was wearing, who knows.

but to minimize my chances of takin a ride on the meat wagon, i prefer QUALITY gear before anything. i just spent a boatload of money on my new leathers even though i wanted other mods for my bike.....

a broken bike can be easily replaced (if you got the paper or credit)......a broken body however...may take quite some time, financially and physically.


Aint that the truth!
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that is true....i have more fun on my 600 as well.....don't think i'll ever ride a literbike again. it's more power than i can tame.
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Hahaha.

All my gloves have turned into *beaters*


I seem to be a test dummy for some brands.
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Hey, i just want to say thanks for the offer, I really like seeing such cool people here, I wear a large, but i think it time for me to buy new ridding gear for some track time baby.

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