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Regarding chicken strips. I think my bike will have them very pronounced. 99.9% of our roads are straight.
The very few country roads that have curves tend to have leaves, gravel, sand stuff and I don't dare to go too fast. Or...should I ride number 8s in a parking lot quickly?
 

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Regarding chicken strips. I think my bike will have them very pronounced. 99.9% of our roads are straight.
The very few country roads that have curves tend to have leaves, gravel, sand stuff and I don't dare to go too fast. Or...should I ride number 8s in a parking lot quickly?
Same here. Before I picked up the 300, I looked at a 250R on Craigslist that a guy used purely for commuting to work. Tires were practically squared off from 99% highway miles. I have about an inch of strip on both sides and it doesn't bother me a lick. I'll get out there when I'm good and ready! Although this idea of figure 8's is an intriguing one...
 

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Regarding chicken strips. I think my bike will have them very pronounced. 99.9% of our roads are straight.
The very few country roads that have curves tend to have leaves, gravel, sand stuff and I don't dare to go too fast. Or...should I ride number 8s in a parking lot quickly?
Forget the figure 8's Michael...here is what you could do....:devil:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBbf1yD-YBY
 

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Naa not me . I respected my hard earned stuff that I bought. Same with the 69 Camaro Z/28 that I had restored. People said.."Take it out and burn it" I never did...
 
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there will be a quiet spot somewhere,
to ride circles.. just ride the circle..

probably the best general practice
in a limited space, together with
very slow riding [slow walking pace]..

figure 8's are a variation of the circle..
or just go around both ways
over and over again..

your riding skills are the real key,
not chicken strips, esp for everyday
riding and on todays contoured tyres..

even [just] ten minutes
riding your circle, with good focus,
watching thru it as you go around
will influence general riding skills
[balance, vision, smoothness etc]
and, use more of those tyres...
 

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I prefer not to worry about chicken strips otherwise it may become more of a distraction. Riding comfortably and safely within my limits is the utmost concern.
 

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I think we had the chicken strip discussion a while ago when someone suggested that you shouldn't be upgrading from the 300 unless you had no chicken strips front and rear!

If that's the case then I'm stuck with this bike for life by the looks! :laugh:
 
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I think we had the chicken strip discussion a while ago when someone suggested that you shouldn't be upgrading from the 300 unless you had no chicken strips front and rear!

If that's the case then I'm stuck with this bike for life by the looks! :laugh:
Sounds like a good plan to me...after all you have put alot of time/energy/love into it. Keep it.....:nerd:
 

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I think we had the chicken strip discussion a while ago when someone suggested that you shouldn't be upgrading from the 300 unless you had no chicken strips front and rear!

If that's the case then I'm stuck with this bike for life by the looks! :laugh:
I jumped the gun in that case...
 

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Sounds like a good plan to me...after all you have put alot of time/energy/love into it. Keep it.....:nerd:
Your right but I know myself well enough, easily lured by the next hot thing :D


I jumped the gun in that case...
Hows your chicken strips lookin on the RR Fanatic?
 

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Does anyone with stock tires NOT have chicken strips? My bike starts to skip and slide out before I get down that far. My strips are 1/2" with no squaring off, but I've always had some chicken strips even on sticky and high-quality tires.
 

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Stock tyres, first tank of fuel on the brand new bike, wear to the edge of the tread. Still got maybe 10mm tops till the sidewall should be able to get there once i'm used to the bike.

edit - past the tread on the left hand turns, nowhere near it on the right hand turns

 
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