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No chicken strips here.

I'm well into my first complete set of ME880's on the bike now. And while at first I didn't seem to notice any difference over the stock Bridgestones, lately I've noticed that I'm dragging my floorboards a lot mote often.
I lowered my bike a couple years ago now, and never scraped the corners like I seem to have been doing over the past few months.

I took a great little ride yesterday (along Green Mtn. Rd. for those of you who have been here) and up some spiral twisties on Hwy 3 as well, and really noticed I seemed to be leaning further into the corner, and travelling at a greater speed around the corner than before.

So I checked my tires last night, and I have no chcicken strip on my rear whatsoever. The front does have a slight strip, but the rear, well...wow!.......I'm just stoked to be using 100% of the rear tire I purchased.

I have been making a consistant effort to practice my counter-steering in the corners as well. We (well, me) tend to get lazy sometimes and resort to just leaning, forgetting to really concentrate on counter-steering.

Of course, maybe it was the AC/DC thumping away in my headphones that made me do it.........
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Isn't it great when you can use all the rubber.
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Isn't it great when you can use all the rubber.
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so you ready for when the sport bikers come back your way ?



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This thread is useless without pics!
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This thread is useless without pics!
Well, get your camera and get up here then.
Make it tomorrow and you can help me install the gutters..............
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sounds fair to me. just remember Carlo, his house needs more gutters than yours



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Isn't it great when you can use all the rubber.

I just found out they have serial numbers on them

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I recall in Red Lodge last year when Cary on his V with Metz on the rear and Me on my V with Stones on the rear same pressure etc my tire had about a 1/2 strip where cary was all the way out to the edge of the tire. I think the mets must be a softer ply that allows better grip or whatever? dunno.

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I recall in Red Lodge last year when Cary on his V with Metz on the rear and Me on my V with Stones on the rear same pressure etc my tire had about a 1/2 strip where cary was all the way out to the edge of the tire. I think the mets must be a softer ply that allows better grip or whatever? dunno.
The bike just feels like she handles better, and will rail the corners better than before.
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