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Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by derstuka, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. VFR_Mike

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    Hi Rebeca!
    Great to meet you as well! Sounds like you had a great time on the track. Were you down at Autobahn or someplace else? Great photos by the way, looks like you had a great day weather-wise. I'm going to hate to put the bike away when it starts getting colder. Ride safe and keep in touch!
     
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    Thanks! And thanks to Jeff Barrett also!

    Yes, Mike, I was the Autobahn. I was a bit timid at first with the VFR due to a cold track and an unfamiliarity with how hard I could push the bike, but that went away in time.

    I tend to ride until late October or so. When do you put your bike away?
     
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    About the same, I don't have any of the fancy electronics to keep me warm so its how much cold I can endure lol. As long as I can get out for even a short ride weather permitting, I'll keep it ready to go. When the salt hits the streets, it gets put away for sure - same with my Miata.

    I think you said you swapped out the OEM tires on the VFR - what are you running on it now?
     
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    I did. I put my Bridgestone BattleAxes from my S1000RR on them. I don't recall the exact model of Battleaxe but size wise they are 190/55-17s. SO much better with much better confidence at lean angles!
     
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    Good to know - thanks.
    I'm not ready for new tires quite yet, but I have a feeling I'll be replacing the OEM tires before they need to be replaced, just to get something a bit stickier. I haven't had any "Oh Shit!" moments on these tires but they're not exactly confidence inspiring. I can only imagine the lack of confidence on the track!
     
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    I went 6.5k miles on the OEM tires and finally got tired of them feeling somewhat unstable at higher lean angles. A common complaint I hear about those tires. They will last forever but the firm touring rubber all around doesn't inspire any kind of confidence in the twisties.
     
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