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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie question about road types.

To start, I'm signed up to take the MSF course and have yet to ride a street bike. The only experience I have is a little dirt biking and 15 years of quads. Once I finish the course I'm looking to buy a cheaper/lower power bike like a Ninja 250-500 or Hyosung GT250, GT250R. The only problem I have is my work location. I have to drive about 2 mile of gravel roads each day to get there and back. They are well taken care of, but its still gravel. I know gravel is really bad when its scattered on paved roads, but what about driving 2 miles worth of it 5 days a week? Obviously it would have to be slow speed if at all. But would it even work?
Also, I was wondering if the dust and rocks would clog things up and make cleaning the bike a weekly habbit.
Sorry if this is more of a ramble than a question, I just need to make sure getting a bike is even an option.
There are nice highways all around my area but I have to take small dirt roads to get to them.
Thanks for you help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 02:15 PM
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Gravel Roads

Gravel Roads......well gravel roads suck for bikes. Not only can your bike slip out from under you, but it requires alot of cleaning of you bike. It's possible, but not recommended. If you do have to ride on gravel, make sure you keep nice steady throttle, and never grab brakes. Your brakes, and tires will lock up, and you WILL drop your bike. But if you have nice roads around your house, those are the perfect place for a street bike, they're very theraputic.
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