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Old 03-12-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default Re: Let's talk about ''chicken strips''

lean it over more.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Let's talk about ''chicken strips''

There are so many variables involved in whether any unscrubbed portion remains on the outside of the tread, it's pretty meaningless. Especially on the front, on most sportbikes, if you are getting all the way to the edge of your tire on the street, IMO you're probably going too fast anyway. I'm old though.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Let's talk about ''chicken strips''

Tires are usually designed with more tread area than a bike can use before it goes down. So any tire is going to have some "chicken strip". The term was probably coined by some squid who went airborne off of Angeles Crest an hour later.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:49 AM   #4
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Easy remedy...take your bike to the track! No more chicken strips, period. I never use all my tires on the street, but on the track those little Michelin Man or Metzler elephants that are part of the tire mold in the "strip" area are scrubbed right off first session out.

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Old 03-12-2007, 07:51 AM   #5
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I don't really look till I'm spoonin' an old set off and putting new ones on. I find that the amount of "chicken stripe" varies by tire, so it's probably more of a design thing. I know with one brand the rear is completely scrubbed but there are still nubs on the very outside of the front.

I say worry about being a better rider and let the tires do what they do. No point laying a bike down trying to get those last nubs worn off.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:23 AM   #6
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Filing down chicken strips? Now THAT'S funny.



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Old 03-12-2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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I'm putting those black brush things like UPS trucks have over their wheels on my bike to "scrub" in the tread.



you got correct tire sizes on there?
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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Yea, it's a 230 I got from the big dog catalog. It hangs off a bit on the right with the SSSA.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #9
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sounds like time for a new bike then. the one you've got is defective.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:06 AM   #10
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If you're riding on the street, you SHOULD have chicken strips. If you're using the entire tire on the street, you're not leaving any margin of error for avoiding the unexpected.
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