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Old 03-12-2007, 06:08 PM   #31
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Default Re: Let's talk about ''chicken strips''

got in from work today ..first dry day in weeks..managed to wear the right side of the rear tyre right to the edge ..



still about 10mm or half an inch left on the right front side ....



the front slid while doing it had to straighten up the bike ..



i blame cold tires but the solution to your problem lies in one simple traffic item that we have and you dont ....



roundabouts !!!



a couple of laps one of these babies and chickenstrip begone...



start canvassing your local politician for their introduction on *safety* grounds
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:47 PM   #32
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Good point! But one thing you didn't mention, and which I think is key, is a firm and rapid turn-in. When you start your turn, shove that bar down NOW and get the bike leaned over! Don't piddle around and ease it into the turn. The faster you get the bike leaned over, the more of the turn it will eat up before the apex, and the less you'll need to lean to make it through the rest of the turn. If you just ease it into the turn, you'll have to keep leaning and leaning and leaning until you almost run out of road to get out of that turn.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:44 PM   #33
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That's a big ride to do Stewarts Point. You can go through Alexander Valley and out but I'm still 2 1/2 hours from home when I hit the coast. I had breakfast in Pointe Reyes and then rode 1 to Stuarts Point, looked at the map at the gas station and figured there was no "fast" way home, oh well.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:27 AM   #34
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I'd be surprised if a sporting rider would ignore CS-natural curiosity. To more safely minimize them: pick a low traffic road with good pavement and visibility, low speed turn (signs suggesting 25mph). Go through at about 40 a few times and gradually increase your speed each time after that. You will find that most turns marked 25 can be comfortably taken at 50. My baby Ninja (250), has 7000 miles on the stock tires and shows less than 1/4 inch, front and rear-only RARELY touching the pegs.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:23 AM   #35
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That is exactly why, even with not great knees, my pegs on the track bike are on their higher setting.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #36
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Easy fix:



take the bike to the track.



If you still have chicken strips and are still embarassed, pick up some race take-offs for cheap and pose away.



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Old 03-13-2007, 09:29 AM   #37
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No embarassment, I'm not exactly holding up any RVs. I was just curious because I ride all my bikes pretty much at the same pace on the same roads and I haven't had this much tire left on a 190 let alone a 180. And I have run the M-1s in the past.
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:06 PM   #38
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And make sure the grind marks on the pegs run "front to back", or you'll be "caught" posing easily at a glance.............
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:07 PM   #39
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Fits.



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Old 03-13-2007, 02:09 PM   #40
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Sounds like you should up to a 250 - you don't have nearly enough traction with that puny tire on there now.
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