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Old 11-17-2008, 01:24 PM   #61
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Fast or not. Still costly IMO.

Pretty much anything other than Cresson or MSRH you want to stay at a hotel. I have drove to TWS (Texas World Speedway) rode a day and drove back in the same day and it was miserable ride home.
I have no idea where pearville is so I can't say much, but TWS (Texas World Speedway) is ~1 hour from me, and I don't flinch at making that drive home.
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It seems that some people have the opinion that if you don't go to a track you can't max your bike out. Not true but the alternative isn't as safe as on the track where help involves friendly bikers versus angry cagers plus the police.
If you're dragging your knee at over 100mph on a public street.......you deserve to be behind bars, end of story. So I guess its not that you CAN'T max out your bike on the street.....you'd just be retarded to even think about doing so.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:42 PM   #63
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Sportbikes are for posing, duh...

That's why bikes have helmet locks, so the girls can justify your ugly mug and the prettiness of your bike and make a decision then and there.
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It seems that some people have the opinion that if you don't go to a track you can't max your bike out. Not true but the alternative isn't as safe as on the track where help involves friendly bikers versus angry cagers plus the police.

Hool im sure you have maxed your bike on the street. And im not talking only about speed.

Then again if your a real rider unlike most quasi real riders you put more than 3000 miles on your bike a year.

If you ride for real it is cheaper to go to the track because your bike gets a consistent beating and gets used to it versus Beating your bike sporadically
and your bike never gets used to it and that why people blow engines ect on new bikes.

In the multitude of counsel there is wisdom
But hey to each his/her own

Its your bike, your dime but remeber a lot of people have already ridden this path long before any of us got here and it would be wise to build off the foundation of others and avoid the same mistakes.

Hool is just a very caring . so...... Thanks hool for the tip
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I actually havnt maxed my bike out on the street and I would say if I ever tried I would be dead. To much of the unknown and bumpy or uneven corners on the backroads to ride 100percent. Sure you can drag knee on 3090, just hang off the bike and stick your knee out, but bumps in the road and cars ect. keep you from pushin it to max. Now when it comes to speed, sure I have bounced off the rev in 6th gear on a 600 on the track , anyone can twist the throttle and go straight.

Example- Turn 1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway), going into it at 140mph on a stock bike will, IMO, max out the stock suspension.
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I have no idea where pearville is so I can't say much, but TWS (Texas World Speedway) is ~1 hour from me, and I don't flinch at making that drive home.
2hrs 12 mins ideally....In a 4 banger ranger pulling a trailer. closer to 3. I hit 60-65 downwind with the trailer.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is doable, but not fun to make it all in one day. Cresson or other tracks is just to far to do it all in one day.
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2hrs 12 mins ideally....In a 4 banger ranger pulling a trailer. closer to 3. I hit 60-65 downwind with the trailer.
My tow rig is crewcab F250 with cruise control, and satellite radio. An hour dive is almost relaxing.

2.25 hours one way would be a little much. I could totally see going up the night before, and camping out......depending on the temp.
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If you're dragging your knee at over 100mph on a public street.......you deserve to be behind bars, end of story. So I guess its not that you CAN'T max out your bike on the street.....you'd just be retarded to even think about doing so.
Have you ever drug knee going 100+ on the street?? Fayetteville, 3090 ect??
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Have you ever drug knee going 100+ on the street?? Fayetteville, 3090 ect??

No way in . I've had two lowsides (one quite painful) on the street at much saner speeds. There's no way in you could convince me to even attempt it.
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You must not ride in Houston. I can't relax on a streetbike. Too many drivers. At least on the track, no one is going to cut me off on their cellphone in an F250. In Oklahoma (where I came from 2 months ago) street riding was a lot more fun....I only almost died once per ride as opposed to once per minute in Houston.
i try to stay off the busy streets as much as possible
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i try to stay off the busy streets as much as possible
I live 1/4 mile from where I-45 and I-10 intersect. There's no such thing as non-busy streets.
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I live 1/4 mile from where I-45 and I-10 intersect. There's no such thing as non-busy streets.
i live 30 seconds from 45 south in league city... it's not far for me to be able to get out into the country where i can just cruise and relax
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i live 30 seconds from 45 south in league city... it's not far for me to be able to get out into the country where i can just cruise and relax


lucky ...... I'm 15 minutes in any direction from suburbia, let alone urbia.
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That's right. Most people with sportbikes are not interested in track days. specially the young ones.

If I can have afford a second and disposable bike, maybe I'll try a track day. but maybe only once, I think they are expensive and they ask for too much : full leathers, full helmet, safety-wire, no lights, no mirrors....too much hassle.

Also I'm into riding because is efficient and more practical than driving if you are on your own. For me the real challenge is riding the streets of Houston, is a lot of fun playing "dodgeball" with all the cagers trying to kill me..!!! it keeps me sharp. Never being on the track but looks boring and dangerous, everybody trying to be the fastest..!!! Not everybody respect the rules, to much testosterone IMHO, but if that's what makes you happy go ahead..!!!

I like a lot the look of sportbikes, but I do not think they belong on the street, not practical for carry at least your everyday stuff, very unconfortable position specially if you are stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

For me a cruiser or a sport-touring bike.
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I have drove to TWS (Texas World Speedway) rode a day and drove back in the same day and it was miserable ride home.
Thats funny right there!!!!
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If I can have afford a second and disposable bike, maybe I'll try a track day. but maybe only once, I think they are expensive and they ask for too much : full leathers, full helmet, safety-wire, no lights, no mirrors....too much hassle.
Someone told you wrong. Safety wiring is not required for trackdays. Also, you don't have to REMOVE your lights and mirrors. You can just tape over them. Takes 15 minutes, or 5 if you don't care what it looks like.
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Thats funny right there!!!!
When your truck can only go @ 60 mph with a trailer and your exhausted from a track day. It's not fun.
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I did a track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) back in 2002 on my old CBR600F3. For the money i spent getting the bike ready and getting to the track and all. I just thought it wasnt worth it.
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i wouldn't do a track day. i am part of that lame bunch.
track day's to me, is like playing in a fantasy sports leagues.
street bike's in my opinion, are made/meant for FOR STREET.
you can't be a superhero at 40. let it go . . . .
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