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post #1 of 24 Old 08-14-2009, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Chicken Strip Tires?

Came home from a short ride yesterday and looked down at my rear tire. Fuggin' 1 1/2" Chicken Strip. This flat @ssed state that you gotta ride 50 miles to find a curve in eats centers off of tires. I wonder............is there a market in "curvier" states for slightly used tires with good side tread?

Sure we got year round riding weather but crud. I'd trade a couple months for a curve now and then.

I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.

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I live in TN. Best of both worlds.
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I live in TN. Best of both worlds.
You dang right. Been to the Gap and the BRP except I was on my Ultra then, I gotta get back up there on my Vee now.

You lucky dog.

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C`mon up to the Rockies! I`ll show you curves that would put Marilynn Monroe to shame! Yes, I have chicken strips. Hard not to when your looking over the guard rail on a 180 degree twist and you can see clear down 1000`!
My fav is to ride Independance Pass at first light before cagers are out. That stuff will leave skid marks in your skivvies!
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I hear 'em

The Rockies are calling me. The closest thing I have is Arkansas, and I love Arkansas. It's just that it's 3 hours of slab to get there and a overnight stay to get any good amount of riding in.

Wife's going to Dallas shopping this weekend, I just might have to escape.

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I live in TN. Best of both worlds.
You mean hot AND humid?. Just kidding!
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You mean hot AND humid?. Just kidding!
It's funny 'cuz it's true! :P
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Life is good in Alabama. This state has some SERIOUSLY good motorcycle roads throughout so there's a world of riding no matter which part of the state is home. Added Bonus -- We have a goodly number of race tracks where you can run your scooter if you're into that sort of thing. Ride safe, ride often.

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I live So Cal and notice I have no chicken strips in back and some in front even with matched tires TWs and now Metz. Tourances, I just assumed it would be kind of equal. I raised my rear 1" and touched a foot peg today on my commute which I did'nt think I would ever do.
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post #10 of 24 Old 08-15-2009, 08:26 AM
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Pennsylvania's got some good roads.

AFA chicken strips, tho (sorry for hi-jack), why is is that my front is more chicken-stripped than the rear? I have maybe 3/4" in the back, but what seems like 1 1/2" in the front.
I have a little over 3000mi on Dunlop 607's, and I STILL have some of those little "hairs" on the outsides of the front tire!

I can't imagine counter-steer makes THAT much difference in tire wear, but for some reason my rear tire is wearing like it's leaning over MUCH further than the front.
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