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I have about 3/8 inch chicken strip that I'm just too chicken to get rid of.I have the stock tires that it came with(bt012).I just dont feel comfortable with the suspension yet.Anyone else have trouble gettin rid of that strip?oh yeah, its a 02 954...
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Sandpaper works well for me
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Re: chicken haven chicken

I got an 02 954rr.
I find that it handles better than my F4i. Having not ridden in a year and a half, it took me about 2 days to get comfortable on the bike... it's my forth day since I began riding again and my tires are shagged (BT010)! I use to run BT012's on my F4i and they have ample grip, so no worries...

Check your body position I guess. Hang off the bike, lean forward, arms relaxed, look ALLL the way through the turn.
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I have about 3/8 inch chicken strip that I'm just too chicken to get rid of.I have the stock tires that it came with(bt012).I just dont feel comfortable with the suspension yet.Anyone else have trouble gettin rid of that strip?oh yeah, its a 02 954...
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Re: chicken haven chicken

Get to a track school. That is the easiest way to get rid of them.
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Re: chicken haven chicken

+1 ... I've been to the same track school North has and I agree with his advice 100%.

Scrubbing tires to the very edge is nearly impossible on public roads unless you live near some seriously twisty pavement. Even then, you might be pushing beyond the point where you've got sufficient margin for error (consider all the hazards on the street).

Sign up for a track school. Search past threads ... I was a holdout for a long, long time. I now agree, the track is where it's at (though I'll never give up street riding and touring altogether).
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Do you have fun when you ride???

(If the answer to this question is yes... why worry about anything like the above???)
yes, I have **** loads of fun.I'm not trippin over it I just wanna know where I stand in the realm of things.
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+1 ... I've been to the same track school North has and I agree with his advice 100%.

Scrubbing tires to the very edge is nearly impossible on public roads unless you live near some seriously twisty pavement. Even then, you might be pushing beyond the point where you've got sufficient margin for error (consider all the hazards on the street).

Sign up for a track school. Search past threads ... I was a holdout for a long, long time. I now agree, the track is where it's at (though I'll never give up street riding and touring altogether).
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You have a bit more than me but if you are uncomfortable why would you push it. To impress some squid gauging your tire As Chain pointed out, having a bit left is common sense on a public road. The folks I know that had zero have all laid the bike down on public roads (and no I DO NOT ride with them) If it bothers you or squidly buddies are to big a pain resort to sand paper, the hide you save might be your own.

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yes, I have **** loads of fun.I'm not trippin over it I just wanna know where I stand in the realm of things.

You're alive and having fun on an amazing piece of machinery. That's pretty damned good in the realm of things..

I have had lots of tires of different makes on my vfr, and they vary in profile a lot. I've taken some to the edge and not others, riding the same roads in the same manner.

Anyway, the reason people hang off the bike is to reduce the lean angle at speed so they can get off the edge of the tire under acceleration.
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Re: chicken haven chicken

Or buy a tuono
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Re: chicken haven chicken

This brings up a another question I was talking over with a few guys last Monday at the track. My back tire is scrubbed all the way to the edge. My front tire still has about a 1/2 inch of untouched rubber on both sides. How is it I'm getting all the way to the edge on the rear but not the front? Is it a sign of bad suspension settings or caused by tire profile or something else? I'm running Pilot Powers with a 190/50 on the rear.
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I would think if you slid it out of a turn the back would be more on edge. Also there would be other cases. Remember the front and back are not in line thus at different lean angles also

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Re: chicken haven chicken

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This brings up a another question I was talking over with a few guys last Monday at the track. My back tire is scrubbed all the way to the edge. My front tire still has about a 1/2 inch of untouched rubber on both sides. How is it I'm getting all the way to the edge on the rear but not the front? Is it a sign of bad suspension settings or caused by tire profile or something else? I'm running Pilot Powers with a 190/50 on the rear.
I'm running the same tyres and mine are both worn all the way to the edge. I eliminated the last 3 or 4 mm of the chicken strips front and rear at a track day when I was running 30psi front and back.

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Re: chicken haven chicken

I was running 31F/32R at the track. Maybe I just need to lean it over more. I definitely come out the turns harder than I go in. Maybe that has something to do with it. Most of the guys I was talking with had the same thing?
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