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Old 06-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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help please.

what the first thing i should buy for my bike?? im not lookin for any performance stuff. im looking for something to make it more safe.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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1) Brakelight modulator

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1) Brakelight modulator

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ey are you the one with the mohawk??? i took the awesome cycles class. with my friend. like 2 months ago. right after u got ur green zx10r. im just wondering. the class was fun! thanks

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Old 06-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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frame sliders...
and SS brake lines
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:06 PM   #6
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Assuming you have a helmet and gauntlet gloves, then definitely leathers. If you already have a jacket, then leather pants with all the appropriate protection.
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stainless steel brake lines? pfft.... maybe when he starts to track the bike. there is no advantage to a street rider.
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hey that's something that hasn't crossed my mind since my BRC.

How much of a pre-requisite is the ERC to your first track day in your (and anyone else's) opinion?

Sounds like a real good idea.
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hey that's something that hasn't crossed my mind since my BRC.

How much of a pre-requisite is the ERC to your first track day in your (and anyone else's) opinion?

Sounds like a real good idea.
i would take the ERC but i cant yet. i have 2 ride like 2k more miles. idk. i would like 2 do it sooner tho.. and do yall think buying a gpr stabilizer may be a good idea????
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stainless steel brake lines? pfft.... maybe when he starts to track the bike. there is no advantage to a street rider.
reasoning?

I've put them on two bikes now and have noticed a significant decrease in stopping distance. How is that not an advantage?
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First thing I usually install is brighter headlight bulbs, but only after you ensure that you have the proper gear for yourself.
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How much of a pre-requisite is the ERC to your first track day in your (and anyone else's) opinion?
Didn't really mean it as a prerequisite, just the order that I personally think it should be done.

The ERC focuses on swerving, quick stops (emergency braking), and some cornering techniques (but there's only so much cornering you can do in a parking lot). It also works on strategies to deal with traffic.

Track days focus primarily on cornering techniques at higher speeds.

Studies show a majority of motorcycle accidents included the following:
A) Rider's inability to correctly do a swerve and/or quick stop.
B) Rider error in cornering

By taking both the ERC and doing trackdays, you cover all the material in more depth.

And again, just my .02
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I for one appreciate all of the advice, the more you know the better off you are. You can't be too safe on two wheels.
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GPR is not a bad idea.
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Didn't really mean it as a prerequisite, just the order that I personally think it should be done.

The ERC focuses on swerving, quick stops (emergency braking), and some cornering techniques (but there's only so much cornering you can do in a parking lot). It also works on strategies to deal with traffic.

Track days focus primarily on cornering techniques at higher speeds.

Studies show a majority of motorcycle accidents included the following:
A) Rider's inability to correctly do a swerve and/or quick stop.
B) Rider error in cornering

By taking both the ERC and doing trackdays, you cover all the material in more depth.

And again, just my .02
ey challen can i take the ERC even if i havent riden it for more than 3000 miles??
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ey are you the one with the mohawk??? i took the awesome cycles class. with my friend. like 2 months ago. right after u got ur green zx10r. im just wondering. the class was fun! thanks

Yeh, that's me, the good looking guy.

You sure that wasn't right after I got the Ninja 250? I've had the ZX10 since September.
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Yes, it's not an actual requirement, just a recommendation.
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reasoning?

I've put them on two bikes now and have noticed a significant decrease in stopping distance. How is that not an advantage?
On the street or on the track? On the track, I definitely agree. On the street would surprise me unless you were getting the brake fluid awfully hot. Perhaps you changed the diameter of the lines and you like the feel better??

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Yeh, that's me, the good looking guy.

You sure that wasn't right after I got the Ninja 250? I've had the ZX10 since September.
nahh it was the zx... i guess u said something else... remember me and my friend in the black mustang??? with black rims.. after the riding exam we were waiting for u to start ur bike and ride it cause we wanted 2 hear it. and u took forever to put ur gear on and start your bike. and when we got back to the class u said u did it on purpose?? haha
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I did a complete 180 after just one track day.

Now I have committed myself to one per month and lookin for a track bike right now.

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