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post #1 of 10 Old Sep 7th, 2008, 7:22 pm Thread Starter
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Chicken strips - not!

I thought this was interesting. The chicken strips seen here are after a short ride my wife and I took 2 up. I thought it was interesting to share this because I feel the strip shown here is quite narrow for a 2 up ride at a medium pace with original stock suspension and not a single scrape of the pegs, stand, or fairing.

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Good job!
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Re: Chicken strips - not!

Did you wear off the T.W.I on the tire yet?

Did you decide on lowering the pressure a bit then? Just thinking, that might have an effect on smaller chicken strips without dragging I'm not highly educated though.

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Re: Chicken strips - not!

What are chicken strips, those lines in the pavement where my kickstand drags?
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Did you wear off the T.W.I on the tire yet?

Did you decide on lowering the pressure a bit then? Just thinking, that might have an effect on smaller chicken strips without dragging I'm not highly educated though.
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Nah, there is too much unused rubber to the shoulder to kill the twi. I have to be solo to get rid of those marks. Judy is having none of that

You are probably right about the pressure. Yes, I am running the 42 psi. That effectively creates less total available rubber from shoulder to shoulder with the tire not as pressurized.

Still found the amount of tire use available on a 46k stock suspended touring machine 2 up without dragging hard parts to be amusing at best.

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What are chicken strips, those lines in the pavement where my kickstand drags?
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Love your avatar pic, Scott.

I'll see if I can get a gumball pic uploaded for you in the next couple weeks. Takes about 2 round trips up and down the mountain. Won't happen 2 up though

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so, is "chicken stripping" a word?
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i was n 1 of dem chickin strippin joints 1st
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Re: Chicken strips - not!

Huh, some HD riders consider the worn tread in the middle of the tire as the "chicken stripe". This fat girl dances and you don't scuff the sidewall riding the 12 o'clock position.

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