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Old 08-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #21
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From what I see it is way past the indicator I'n the center....
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:56 AM   #22
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He means that it's worn out to the point that it's way past the wear indicator bars. Get a new tire......SOON!
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From what I see it is way past the indicator I'n the center....
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chicken strips 1

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learn how to use the rest of the tire!

This happens a lot when you log a ton of miles on the highway or when you arent leaning the bike enough in the turns.
the new tire will feel ALOT better and start leaning it
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this is my tire..no wires showing...just strip... there is tread...
yeah my 1st tire looked like that a lot when i'd ride through a parking lot or some dusty areas. usually wiped right off. but these guys are right with keeping ur tire pressure up. i KNOW i shortened the life of my OEM tire by having an underinflated tire
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this is my tire..no wires showing...just strip... there is tread...
My back tire doesnt have chicken strips that big - and I have an excuse....lean a little bud

Seriously - that's normal wear for most Harley riders....and for any other bike that sees mostly straight lines.

40 is a bit high for your tire pressure. I think the R6 is ~36lbs or so.
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Jesus Christ, if you need bad advice this is the place for you.

1. My tires are worn all the way to the sidewall (no chicken strip)
2. Every time I return home I have that exact same dirt strip in the center of my tire
3. My front has 36 psi cold and my rear tire has 42 psi cold, as recommended per Honda's Manual, swingarm placard, and email from Bridgestone's tech department
4. I've put more than 22,000 miles on my bike and it won't be two years old until the end of January.


5. For street riding set your tire pressure per manufacturers recommendation
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The whole chickin strips thing is lame. If I wanted to get ride of them I could do it in a parkinglot by riding my bike like a dirtbike. I ride on the track and I try and keep the bike more upright so I have a petter contact patch. It is working for me so far.
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The whole chickin strips thing is lame. If I wanted to get ride of them I could do it in a parkinglot by riding my bike like a dirtbike. I ride on the track and I try and keep the bike more upright so I have a petter contact patch. It is working for me so far.
If you're getting the most out of your bike at the track, your tires will be scrubbed all the way to the sidewall.
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FYI sportbike tires are designed to have a "better" contact patch at full lean.
They rely on squat and weight transfer under accelleration and braking to spread the contact patch out more when upright.
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FYI sportbike tires are designed to have a "better" contact patch at full lean.
They rely on squat and weight transfer under accelleration and braking to spread the contact patch out more when upright.
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Wow . talk about some good information.. now I am seriously confused.. So what I got out of this is -
1. Check your Tires before every ride
2. check Tire and Bike Specifications for the proper Air Pressure
3. LEAN!!!!

Yall Rock! thanks for your help!
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Verify the MFG recommendations as to load and speed. Sometimes they give you the max for max GVMW, two up, highway.. which is way too much PSI for a solo sport rider. 34-36 is usually in the ball park, cold...

Also different tires need different pressures, on different bikes.

What works for me on a 180 hp 500# bike flogging the backroads on Dunlop Q2's will not be anywhere close for you on a 600 on whatever tire that may be.
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I don't see much chicken strip left?
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your tire is becoming squared...its only being used in straight line....as long as you have thread no problem.
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your tire is becoming squared...its only being used in straight line....as long as you have thread no problem.
That's not because it's becoming squared. Ride a brand new tire on these dirty Houston streets that haven't seen rain in knows when, and you'll see that exact same dirt strip in the center of the tire.
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