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Share your chicken strips

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:52 am



Any more than this and I'm dragging metal on the ground. :)

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:23 am

8-) That always looks impressive when you are following the person and they can corner like a pro. I've seen videos from riders that have their camera mounted on the bike and if they are on twisties it gets me dizzy. Unfortunately I hit a patch of oily pavement and my 350 slid out from under me sending me tumbling across the lane and through iceplant in my early riding days. I stopped pushing the foot peg scraping envelope. But it still looks cool on a full dressed machine!! :)
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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:42 pm

Haven't gone out and actually looked, but since going to the Darkside, I don't think I've got any chicken strips.
Did some dragging today on both sides, but...not on purpose. :oops:
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Postby ka4yqi » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:29 pm

My wife dont really like doing the metal grinding, been in the north georgia mountains for 2 days. Yep been grinding for 2 days. I have to look at the tires when i get back to the camper.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:10 am

Both my highway pegs (case guard mounted) and the normal foot pegs are ground down from my aggressive riding. It's suprising how far over you can lean a wing in corners.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:41 pm

It kind of funny that this topic received so little attention. A number of years ago I posted on another forum this exact same topic. It didn't do very well either. As a matter of fact it was pointed out to me that these are TOURING bikes not crotch rockets. Bwahahahaha, these bikes do very well in the twisties indeed, not the same as a crotch rocket but well enough to raise the adrenaline levels and throw a bunch of sparks from both the pegs and some of the hard bits as well.
If all you do is ride the Interstate then yes you will have very wide chicken strips, that is to be expected when you only use 1/3 of your tires. Seems like an awful waste of rubber to me. Come out west where the mountains are big enough to block out most of the sky, we have amazing scenery and some of the best bikeing roads on the planet. Have no fear you will still wear out the middle of your tires here too, just not as quickly. 8-)
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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:34 pm

When I have a choice ( which is most of the time) I head west. Northwest, southwest and plain ol' west west. :lol:

Love those Rocky Mountains.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:18 pm

uhhh, please excuse my ignorance, but what are you referring to about chicken strips?

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:41 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:uhhh, please excuse my ignorance, but what are you referring to about chicken strips?

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Look at the picture in the first message in this thread. The chicken strip is the unused bit of rubber at the edge of the tire. :)

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby FM-USA » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:47 pm

Looking at the pix below this tire has a strip of untouched rubber.
Some say it as, "I see you don't lean over to far in a turn, your chicken strip is quite wide". :D

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:28 am

ah hah, NOW i understand. i'll have to check my tires to see if i have a "chicken strip" on them. thanks for clarifying it for me. it would seem that would be a "point of no return" of going down if your leaning your bike over that far.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby FM-USA » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:40 am

There's a little extra margin built in the motorcycles tires for leaning.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:47 am

FM-USA wrote:There's a little extra margin built in the motorcycles tires for leaning.
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thats very interesting.

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Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:04 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:ah hah, NOW i understand. i'll have to check my tires to see if i have a "chicken strip" on them. thanks for clarifying it for me. it would seem that would be a "point of no return" of going down if your leaning your bike over that far.

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That's my GL1500 rear tire in the picture, and I can guarantee you, leaning that far is not past the "point of no return." :)

Actually, I'm fairly sure that's pretty much as far as you CAN lean. Metal is dragging on the ground at that point, and leaning over any farther would likely lever the wheel up off the ground. Now THAT would be the point of no return. :)

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby FM-USA » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:38 am

Here's an idea. Want to know how much you're leaning over?
Spray paint a small area of your tire, no need for more than an 1/2 inch wide, let dry. Take a run on your most curvaceous road then check how far you leaned by the missing paint.
You'd be surprised.
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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby Eckhard » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:11 am

The image of the tire profiles vs the ground plane doesn't take into account the deformation of the tire where it touches the ground. Just look at a tire with the weight of the bike and rider/s on it and the profile is flat where road contact is made.

Just deflate the tire and ride straight up and the chicken strips will probably be gone.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby FM-USA » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:48 am

Eckhard wrote:.. .. Just deflate the tire and ride straight up and the chicken strips will probably be gone.


You're saying take a 2 person ride on a motorcycle's flat tire? :shock:
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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby Eckhard » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:09 pm

The throttle allows u to go slow as well as fast. Going slowly well is at least as hard as going fast on a GW.

And to top it all off who cares how wide the chicken strips are as long as you and yours are enjoying the ride. ;)

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:59 pm

Eckhard wrote:The throttle allows u to go slow as well as fast. Going slowly well is at least as hard as going fast on a GW.

And to top it all off who cares how wide the chicken strips are as long as you and yours are enjoying the ride. ;)


That's a very good point - when I've been "dragging metal bits" on my bike, I'm usually going at quite a low speed. I have no need to be leaning and dragging things at high speed on my Goldwing. Those days are long behind me. :)

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby Eckhard » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:14 pm

I have no need to be leaning and dragging things at high speed on my Goldwing. Those days are long behind me. :)


As are mine. Have a great day.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:37 pm

i did notice the difference between my 1100 and my 1200 when i rode each one on the dragon. my 1100 would lean over a LOT whereas my 1200 would scrape the floorboards leaning into the same turn going at the same speed. the ground clearance on my 1200 is not as much as it is on my 1100. could this be accounted for from the shocks and forks not having enough air in them?

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:38 pm

Chicken Strips? .... what chicken strips! :D



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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:26 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:Chicken Strips? .... what chicken strips! :D


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LOL.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:37 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:i did notice the difference between my 1100 and my 1200 when i rode each one on the dragon. my 1100 would lean over a LOT whereas my 1200 would scrape the floorboards leaning into the same turn going at the same speed. the ground clearance on my 1200 is not as much as it is on my 1100. could this be accounted for from the shocks and forks not having enough air in them?

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Could be - or tired, sagging springs. I know that when I replaced my old, tired OEM springs on my GL1100 with new Progressive 416's, the bike sat up a good inch and a half higher in back, and the clearance increased markedly.

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Re: Share your chicken strips

Postby FM-USA » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:00 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:Chicken Strips? .... what chicken strips! :D

Dusty, you're Chicken Strips are so thick...
they'd feed a family of 7 for a week. :P



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