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May 13th 2018, 08:50 PM   #241
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  Jun 2016
  Bremerton

  2011 Hayabusa
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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
The rides from years past died off when Adam went east the first time, winter came and it never really got revived the next year. He brought them back when he returned and we had a stretch of really good rides. Then they started getting out of hand with people riding outside their skill boundaries and the obvious ensued. It kind of culminated last year in a really bad multi-bike wreck out on Thorndyke that sent 2 to the hospital, 1 of which went by air to Seattle. He broke both legs and almost lost one all together. The rides have been pretty much non-existent since that day. Adam has also gone back east again and there's no one really advertising the ride outside of the forum.

The ride Jason is referring to is the one put on by the Brothers Powersports. I've not gone with them but imagine that it's a sort of sponsored ride they probably keep it pretty sane.

BTW, let me know when you're ready for tires.
Like mounting and balancing or the whole get up? My busa has some old shinkos...which are fine for going to work and back, but i dont trust em.
May 13th 2018, 08:57 PM   #242
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  Jun 2016
  Bremerton

  2011 Hayabusa
And any tire recommendations are welcome. Im out of touch with whats good with the crib midgets and only being back on two wheels for a year -.- but these shinkos gotta go.
May 14th 2018, 05:08 AM   #243
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 Concours14, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
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Like mounting and balancing or the whole get up? My busa has some old shinkos...which are fine for going to work and back, but i dont trust em.
Basically any bike maintenance you don't wanna do yourself. I went from taking part in those MMU's you used put on back in the day to a shop in my garage that funded my track habit and costs less than the other area shops.

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And any tire recommendations are welcome. Im out of touch with whats good with the crib midgets and only being back on two wheels for a year -.- but these shinkos gotta go.
I have Michelin Pilot Road 4's on my 08 Busa. Admittedly I don't have many miles on those tires on that particular bike (bought the bike with 1910 miles last summer, put about 200 miles on the bike since) but I do have plenty of miles on PR4's on my other bikes. They have good grip in all conditions and tread life is pretty good but depends on how hard you ride it.

The Pilot Power series or Dunlop Q3+ (great tire at a great price) will be good too but since you've got a big, heavy, high HP bike you'll go thru those fairly fast. I have never been a fan of Bridgestone's Battle Axe tires so I never recommend them but some folks like them so... I'm not much into Pirelli tires except for the Angel series. Have them on my Concours14 and they're good but I'll be going to the PR4's when these wear out. Just personal preference I guess.

Long story short, anything would be better than those Shinko's.
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May 16th 2018, 12:11 PM   #244
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  Sep 2017
  Silverdale

  05 BMW K1200S
Well, the Wednesday night rides at Brothers is now just a short hop over to the 19th Hole for bike night. But I still want to ride. Anyone care to go for a ride out to Dawatto?


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