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post #11 of 25 Old 04-27-2012, 10:34 AM
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That was me complaining:biggrinjester:
Something I will get to used to.
After these tires are toast who knows what direction I will go.
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Tar snakes do that regardless of the state you are riding in. Scary at higher speeds and worse when they are newer snakes. Only tires I ever had that didn't care were Pirellis.
One of the guys at the Havasu rally was complaining about the snakes with his new 705's. I have new Battlewings on the bike and they don't still so well on snakes either.
Just a fact of the road, like cow poop!

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One of the guys at the Havasu rally was complaining about the snakes with his new 705's.
Notice em more with the 705's also. Wasn't a factor with TKC's.

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post #13 of 25 Old 04-27-2012, 03:06 PM
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There are numerous roads that I ride locally that are covered in tar snakes. I can honestly say regardless of the bike or tires that your running, they'll definitly make you pucker (expecting it or not). I've ran these road when I had my FZ1 and my R6 for years with a ton of different tires hopeing that I could find some resolution. The end result was always the same . . . . I had a chuck of the seat stuck in my ass when I would get to the stop sign at the end of the road. The only advice I can offer is to try and find a good line and allow room for error . . . . which we all should do anyway.

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You can keep the bike more upright at the same cornering speeds, and thus give yourself some more traction and margin for correction, by leaning your upper body to the inside of the turn. A good way to think about it is trying to kiss the inside mirror.

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+1 on hanging off the bike, and turning it more upright, if you haven't already slowed enough, cornering...

I find them worse in the summer, here on Ga roads, when they move like mud, with the tire. Problem is that it's just as poor a strategy to brake going over them, than cornering at speed, since some can behave like black ice.

Kudos for keeping upright with a leg out, playing dirt rider... (as risky as that strategy is on pavement).
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I never complained about tar snakes until.....

About two years ago on a hot Texas day near Bastrop. All 6 of us had to slow to under 45MPH. It was almost like hitting ice!

I'm much more aware of tar snakes now.

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Funny, I have the Stinky Shinkys on the Wee now and I don't feel the tar snakes on our local mountain roads. Maybe when summer comes and the tar heats up I'll get the big surprise!
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where is the AMA when u need them. i doubt if those fat-cat non-riding AMA lobbyist even know that tar snakes are a problem. for fix, DOT should add sand or something for needed traction.
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Relax your grip, loosen and drop your shoulders, lean forward and toward the inside mirror.
Maintain your line and try to not react to the bikes 'wiggle'. Let the bike handle it... (much easier said than done) if you react you will just add to the instability.

Like riding in a cross wind, if you don't get tense it will go much better.

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My experience of Tar Snakes and your Stinky Shinkys was on the ride to Havasu for the Gathering 2 years ago, it was 105 that day.
Hated the Shinko's that day, but have not had an issue since and Im on the second set for that bike.
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Funny, I have the Stinky Shinkys on the Wee now and I don't feel the tar snakes on our local mountain roads. Maybe when summer comes and the tar heats up I'll get the big surprise!

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