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Show me your chicken strips

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:18 pm

Alot of us love to ride the twisties,not everyone lives in an area that has twisties (Alberta,Sask.come to mind).We call them "flatlanders". Its not an insult, just a fact of geography. Alot of flatlanders come out here to try and wear out the outer 2/3 of thier tires.
Where I live this is a common road sign
Now I know that my Wing isnt a sport bike and wont keep up to one but that doesnt mean that the bike knows this. I got to wondering how many Wingers manage to use the whole width of thier tires?
I have floor boards and manage to grind them on a regular basis ,here is a pic of my rear "chicken strip"
thats just a little less than a half inch of virgin rubber. I keep trying but this is as far over as I can go without grinding parts that dont move,like crash bars and floorboard mounts, might have to go back to foot pegs for the next tire.
How does yours measure up?
Ride safe,Todd

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Re: Show me your chicken strips

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:13 pm

You said it.

Here in Alberta our chicken strips look more like this:

"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Show me your chicken strips

Postby riffraff » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:25 am

You might call it chicken strips. To others it might just be riding within your ability. Just nothing to prove.

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Re: Show me your chicken strips

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:57 pm

My limit is my floorboards as well. I am constantly scraping them on the ground - so much so that I a) bent them, and b) wore away and had to replace the scrapers on the bottom of the boards. I have more than once been leaned over, scraping parts on the ground, and hit a bump with the parts scraping the ground, lifting the bike wheels up off the ground for an instant. When leaning over like that, having your wheels come off the ground for a moment tends to get your attention. :shock:

My next Wing will not have floorboards.

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Re: Show me your chicken strips

Postby biker4christ » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:20 pm

im with wingadmin on this one. my sister lives out in kansas,i told them they need to come to missouri so they can use the rest of their tires lol :D

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Re: Show me your chicken strips

Postby thrasherg » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:35 pm

When I first got my 1800 wing (after riding an R1 for many years) I had ground clearance problems with the footpegs, I then fitted traxxion suspension and that raised the wing about an inch or so and that removed all my problems, I very rarely touch anything in the corners and I am not hanging about when I ride!! I have not looked at the tyre to see how much of the tread I am using.. :roll:

Wings can hussle along at a good speed if you want them too...


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