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Old 08-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #41
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bevo your are confusing dirt with wear...I dont care about dirt!
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #42
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bevo your are confusing dirt with wear...I dont care about dirt!
Well, what's on the OPs tires is dirt. They look exactly the same as mine do when I pull into the garage. Wear doesn't change the color of the rubber, dirt does
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again, they are not mutualy exclusive. you can have dirt and no wear or wear and no dirt. That is NOT my point, besides the dirt, that tire looks like its been used in straight line mainly. The profile, instead of being rounded looks like flat in the middle contact area, instead of rounded. Forget about the dirt!
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #44
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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.
Do you know that for a fact or are you just saying?
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:25 PM   #45
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You guys must be very fast then.
You don't have to go fast to lean the bike all the way over at GSS
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again, they are not mutualy exclusive. you can have dirt and no wear or wear and no dirt. That is NOT my point, besides the dirt, that tire looks like its been used in straight line mainly. The profile, instead of being rounded looks like flat in the middle contact area, instead of rounded. Forget about the dirt!
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Was wondering if someone can shed some light on this question. I have strip on the back tire right down the middle. Was wondering if this is bad? The tire is not that old maybe 3 months but I ride daily.. I noticed the other day the tire pressure was low and filled it up now I have a strip as big as the width of duct tape down the middle (all the way around).... Is this bad?

Thanks for all your help...
The "strip as big as the width of duct tape down the middle" on his tire is dirt and there is nothing for him to worry about. Show me some motorcycle tires that are ridden on the streets of Houston that don't have most of their wear in the center.
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This is the post I'm referring to.The "strip as big as the width of duct tape down the middle" on his tire is dirt and there is nothing for him to worry about. Show me some motorcycle tires that are ridden on the streets of Houston that don't have most of their wear in the center.
Gotcha! If it is indeed only and just dirt, then as you say, nothing to worry about...
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Do you know that for a fact or are you just saying?

You guys must be very fast then.
Yep, I study MC tires a lot and have tried a few different brands over the years.. and no, I aren't "very fast" but do lean the bike over to the edge of the tires regularly.

I do agree chicken strips aren't an indicator of "fast", altho they will tell you who is comfortable with using all their bikes have to offer.
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