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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 03:08 PM
 
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How long have you been riding? A 1K is potent.
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 12:08 PM
 
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How long have you been riding? A 1K is potent.
7 years street, a little dirt biking before that. Track days under the belt too and I can handle her better than quite a few guys on know on 1K's
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post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 12:17 PM
 
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Comgrats Pippi! Ohhh, I've always loved that exhaust on a Gixxer.... looks gorgeous!

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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 01:52 PM
 
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7 years street, a little dirt biking before that. Track days under the belt too and I can handle her better than quite a few guys on know on 1K's
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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 05:53 AM
 
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July 2006 Bike Of The Month

Hey Pip.............Way to rep for the women
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post #26 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 11:35 PM
 
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Very Coooool
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Congrats Pippi! Your ride looks amazing!
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post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 12:00 PM
 
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7 years street, a little dirt biking before that. Track days under the belt too and I can handle her better than quite a few guys on know on 1K's
Dirt is the best place to learn how to really handle a bike. You learn how to judge traction, and the loss of it. BTW- Some of the girl riders I know are crazy-fast, a friend of mine actually races a '98 r1.
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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 07:28 AM
 
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Dirt is the best place to learn how to really handle a bike. You learn how to judge traction, and the loss of it. BTW- Some of the girl riders I know are crazy-fast, a friend of mine actually races a '98 r1.
Dirt and street are two different beasts. Sure you'll know what a slide feels like...but weighting the pegs and other details are totally different.



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post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 09:18 PM
 
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, but i think dirt also helps you learn patience. you can't just gun a 450cc thumper and expect to get anywhere. you're right that they are totally different beasts in execution, but the principles are still similar.
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post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 07:57 AM
 
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Similar but most newbs who ride a dirt bike around their yard think they will be the best street rider ever. Ever.



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