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post #1 of 6 Old 06-11-2019, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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What's up! Lets see here... I bought my first street bike about 18 months ago, have been riding off-road for almost 2 decades and I have been a member here for like a year... So I think its time for an introduction!

I bought my bike (2015 30th edition) with 1,800 miles bone stock. I am quickly approaching the 5k mile mark, and the obsession keeps growing.

A lot of my friends go to the track (NYST) and I feel like this is my next step. In order to fully appreciate and experience what these bikes can do, a track day rental is imperative. Plus, I want to make sure it is something I will really enjoy, before I start to put that type of money into the bike. I love working on my things, and have always fixed or modified stuff by myself (or would try ); before I would pay someone to do it. I enjoy learning and figuring out new things when it comes to mechanics, and am always looking for an excuse to add some new tools to my garage.

I am in the Hudson Valley area and am always out here looking for new spots!


My project for this weekend: installing some steel braided brake lines!

edit: spelling and grammar

edit 2: adding some pictures

This was when I first got her:



Previous Owner installed some cheap HIDs (theyre like 10000k, so really blue). I don't know how I feel about them, but they work and I rather spend money on other things.


I made my own under tail tidy with LEDs and scrap aluminum


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post #2 of 6 Old 06-12-2019, 12:21 AM
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Braided lines are probably the best bang for buck tweak you can make on these things....HH pads will make a significant difference as well. Two finger stopping is the norm from that point.

Setting up the suspension can be cheap; that rabbit hole gets deep quickly, when you find out what it SHOULD be doing instead of what it does from the factory.



Love that anniversary color scheme.

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Welcome,

I'm also from the Hudson Valley. I've moved to Nashville, TN though. I spent 3 summers at NYST. It's a fantastic track, with honestly the best coaches i've had the plesure of riding with. I've ridden with 6 different Orgs, at 5 Different tracks now and NYST holds the top spot in terms of coaching. No doubt you'll learn something every session.

High Point State Park is a frequent for a lot of sport bike riders. The cops are pretty lenient, and it's 2 lanes going up the mountain so you can have some fun. Hawks Nest sucks, but highway 97 headed towards Barryville and beyond is a nice ride with nice views. Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain also have some nice riding, usually lots of beach traffic on the weekends.

Save your money on mods, and spend it on riding gear, and track time. The stock bike can take you pretty far.

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Braided lines are probably the best bang for buck tweak you can make on these things....HH pads will make a significant difference as well. Two finger stopping is the norm from that point.

Setting up the suspension can be cheap; that rabbit hole gets deep quickly, when you find out what it SHOULD be doing instead of what it does from the factory.



Love that anniversary color scheme.
I will get some more current pics after I put the fairings and others things back on. I didn't even think of HH pads, maybe I'll swap pads sooner than later.

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Welcome,

I'm also from the Hudson Valley. I've moved to Nashville, TN though. I spent 3 summers at NYST. It's a fantastic track, with honestly the best coaches i've had the plesure of riding with. I've ridden with 6 different Orgs, at 5 Different tracks now and NYST holds the top spot in terms of coaching. No doubt you'll learn something every session.

High Point State Park is a frequent for a lot of sport bike riders. The cops are pretty lenient, and it's 2 lanes going up the mountain so you can have some fun. Hawks Nest sucks, but highway 97 headed towards Barryville and beyond is a nice ride with nice views. Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain also have some nice riding, usually lots of beach traffic on the weekends.

Save your money on mods, and spend it on riding gear, and track time. The stock bike can take you pretty far.
Awesome spots, heard of a couple, and will check out the others! I am actually going to Nashville in August, super nice city. Trust me I don't want to blow money on mods, I have been very tight when it comes to that, but sometimes it is very hard to say no sometimes. If I get seriously into going to the track, I will need some good leather and tires which get super expensive.
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Adding some more recent pics of the bike, from this weekend's SS braided line install!

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